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Western Class of 2020








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Diplomas and gifts will be on their way soon!


In order to keep both our graduates and our campus safe, Western will courier each graduate’s diploma to their home address, along with a special package of gifts to welcome them to the Western Alumni family.

Grads, we will be sending your package to the mailing address listed as “Your Current Address” in Student Center as of October 21. Please contact the Office of the Registrar if your address may have changed.

Start watching your mail for this special package from Western in November 2020.

A graduate-themed gift box with a pennant, tassle, card, and class pin inside.





Chat bubbles, megaphones, hearts, and other symbols of love and encouragement.

Cheer for our grads!

Faculty, staff, alumni, classmates – we know you’re cheering for our Class of 2020 and are so proud of what they’ve accomplished!

Submit your congrats message to our grads here, or post on your socials with #WesternClassof2020.

Post your message!  









Cheer for our grads!

Faculty, staff, alumni, classmates – we know you’re cheering for our Class of 2020 and are so proud of what they’ve accomplished.

Submit your congrats message to our grads here, or post on your socials with #WesternClassof2020.

Post your message!  








Not that long ago, graduation was off in “some day” land – something you were working towards, dreaming about, maybe even wondered if it would ever come.

Not that long ago, graduation was off in “some day” land – something you were working towards, dreaming about, maybe even wondered if it would ever come.


You did it and now your day – and the time to celebrate – is here!

One day this will be your yesterday, a stop along the way in your life’s journey. And when that day comes, we hope your thoughts turn to the friends you made and the lessons you learned, both inside and outside the classroom.

The Western community is proud to have stood at your side, from your first steps on campus, through the years, and finally to this day.

Congratulations, Class of 2020. You will forever have a special place in our hearts and in our history.














Linda Hasenfratz



Message from Chancellor Linda Hasenfratz


“Graduating university is an exciting time as you stand poised to enter the next phase of your life. Rest assured your Western education has set you up to compete – and lead – with the best of the best. To a leader, challenging times such as we live in today are times of rich opportunity and growth. So, go confidently into the world. Do your best. Think critically. And use the skills and talents you’ve honed during your time at Western to make a difference in the world.”

Linda Hasenfratz
MBA'97, LLD'19, Chancellor










Class of 2020 Bagel

The USC, Western and Western Alumni are dedicating the newest Spoke bagel flavour to the Class of 2020!

Submissions have been open throughout the fall and are now closed, but voting starts soon!









#WesternClassOf2020


Send us a selfie, a photo from your backyard mini-graduation, or a message or photo that means “graduation” to you and we'll feature it in a special just-for-you project on October 29.

Post and tag with #westernclassof2020 #GRADitude2020 or send it in to us. We are excited to see you and your loved ones, and how you are marking this important moment wherever you are.







Our Graduation Stories (via Western News)



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Fall Class of 2020 to celebrate with iconic Western people, places, bagels


And to help fall graduates mark their moment, Western is bringing campus icons to their doors and to their screens. Grads will get a chance to experience places, people and things that have become symbols of their alma mater.








Search for WesternClassof2020 to find our frames and stickers 🎓










Post and tag with #westernclassof2020 #GRADitude2020 or send it in to us. We are excited to see you and your loved ones, and how you are marking this important moment wherever you are.











#GRADitude2020

Class of 2020, we’re cheering for you but we know that you have your own cheers to give for the family, friends, profs and staff who were beside you on your journey.

Post your #GRADitude2020  








Express your #GRADitude2020

Class of 2020, we’re cheering for you but we know that you have your own cheers to give for the family, friends, profs and staff who were beside you on your journey.

Show your #GRADitude2020!  




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Gift Yourself or Your Favourite Mustang

No matter where you go next, you'll always be part of Western. Order a souvenir to make your next chapter even more #PurpleandProud. You can also show off your diploma with pride, by taking 15% off a Western diploma frame.


Shop Western gifts  





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Welcome to the Alumni family

With over 315,000 alumni living in 150 countries, Western’s diverse alumni network has a lot to offer.








Hire #WesternClassof2020

Hiring Western grads is just one way the world-wide Western Alumni network can support our newest alumni during this time.

Have a job to post or want to learn more? Please visit hirewesternu or contact our Employer Relations team at 519-661-3619 or hirewesternu@uwo.ca.






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Hire #WesternClassof2020

The world-wide Western Alumni network is here to support our newest alumni during this time. One way they are doing this, is by hiring Western grads.

Have a job to post or want to learn more? Please visit hirewesternu or contact our Employer Relations team at 519-661-3619 or hirewesternu@uwo.ca.