The Convocation of the School of Public and International Affairs celebrates our candidates for graduation, our alumni, our faculty and staff, and the entire SPIA Community.

2021 SPIA Convocation is tentatively planned for Friday, May 14th at Hugh Hodgson Hall.

Information about SPIA Convocation will be e-mailed to students who have applied for graduation in Athena for both the spring 2021 and summer 2021 terms in early February.

Given the size of our venue & our numbers of candidates, SPIA will have two ceremonies and randomly assign candidates to either a 10 am or 12:30 pm event. Both ceremonies are identical and candidates and families will attend only one.

Please e-mail Mr. Paul Welch at with any questions about SPIA Convocation.