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 Friday, May 14th at Hugh Hodgson Hall.

Information about RSVPing for SPIA Convocation was e-mailed on April 1st to students who have applied for graduation in Athena for either the spring 2021 or summer 2021 terms.

Given the size of our venue & our numbers of candidates, SPIA will have two in-person, socially distanced ceremonies at 10 am & 12:30 pm. Both ceremonies offer the same experience and candidates will attend only one. Selection into the 10 am or 12:30 pm ceremonies will be first-come, first-served via RSVP.

SPIA Convocation is an in-person event for candidates only. Family, friends, and faculty are invited to view it remotely via an online live stream at the SPIA YouTube page.

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