SJU Hosts April 30th Homecoming for 2020, 2021 Graduates
St. Jerome’s University (SJU) is welcoming home its 2020 and 2021 Graduates on Saturday, April 30th, at a Homecoming event taking place from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. The celebration serves as a substitute for the Graduation Ceremonies that were cancelled for these students, due to the pandemic.
“The pandemic made it impossible for us to honour our annual tradition of hosting a Graduation Ceremony for our 2020 and 2021 graduates,” noted SJU’s President and Vice Chancellor, Peter Meehan. “We are looking forward to celebrating them in a way that is appropriate and are grateful that it is now safe to invite them back to campus.”
Graduates have been invited to attend a private and informal ceremony hosted by the president and vice chancellor, which will include a toast to the graduates, and acknowledgement of the university’s 2020 and 2021 academic and community award winners. The brief ceremony will be followed by a meet and greet with SJU faculty, Contract Academic Staff, and staff, refreshments, and activities taking place around campus.
“While we cannot replace a full ceremony in the traditional format, we are looking forward to connecting with our 2020 and 2021 Graduates in this more informal way,” added Meehan. “I look forward to welcoming them back to their SJU home.”
Invitations for Homecoming have been emailed directly to 2020 and 2021 SJU Graduates with registration information. Graduates are asked to register their participation by Friday, April 15, 2022. COVID-19 protocols remain in place on campus until May 1, 2022, and will be followed at this event. Enquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.