Celebrate Something

Let's celebrate something at UCalgary

Friday, Sept. 2, 2022

Calling all UCalgary Alumni of 2020 & 2021!

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our alumni graduated at virtual ceremonies. This fall, we are excited to welcome back these graduates for an in-person celebration at UCalgary's main campus and McMahon Stadium on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022 — Celebrate Something!

Date: Friday, Sept. 2, 2022
Time: 1 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: UCalgary Main Campus and McMahon Stadium

Planned programming: 

  • Photo with Chancellor Emerita Deborah Yedlin (and Rex!) - Get ready for a warm welcome as you step on stage at the Jack Simpson Gym to meet and get a candid photo with Chancellor Emerita Deborah Yedlin! Bring your friends and family to watch you cross the stage and capture a special moment with your Chancellor! Your photo will be available for free online, thanks to Artona and the UCalgary Alumni Association (UCAA). After crossing the stage, you will be presented with your alumni gift and Rex will be available for an additional photo. If you wish to wear a cap & gown, they can be ordered directly from Gaspard and will be delivered directly to you (approx. cost of $25, plus delivery). Delivery is 2-4 weeks; please order early.
  • Degree Frames - The frames will be sold at a discount of 50%, onsite for one day only on Sept. 2. Supply will be limited to what we have in stock and online orders will not be accepted for this deal. 
  • Happy Hour at The Black Lounge - Re-visit MacEwan Hall and enjoy some beverages at The Black Lounge. Take some time to visit with former classmates while sitting inside or on the patio. Drink specials for the 2020/2021 graduates will be available during happy hour from 1 - 5 p.m. - grab some drinks and snacks and reminisce on Thursden's-past!
  • Photo Stations - While walking down memory lane and visiting your favourite spots on campus, feel free to check out the new 'Start Something' photo op locations! Snap some photos to share on social media and upload to the UCalgary photo mosaic project! How many photos will YOU include in the mosaic?
  • Students' Union Tailgate Party and UCAA BBQ - No trip back to UCalgary would be complete without experiencing all the activities hosted by the Students' Union, including: the tailgate party, an inflatable obstacle course, selfie stations, and more! As per tradition, UCalgary Alumni business and Calgary favourite, Spolumbo’s sausages will be served to the first 1,500 guests thanks to the UCAA.
  • KICKOFF & Chances to Win - To 'kick-off' the end of the day, the UCAA is offering FREE tickets for the 2020/2021 graduates and 50% off ticket prices for your friends and family at the 2022 KICKOFF! Come and watch the Dinos battle the Saskatchewan Huskies - game starts  at 5:30 p.m.! All 2020/2021 graduates will receive a special code to purchase their additional tickets at the reduced rate, and, if you're in attendance, you'll be entered into a draw to win amazing prizes during the game!
  • KICKOFF HALF-TIME ENTERTAINMENT - To continue the celebration for the 2020/2021 graduates! Plans are in the works for exciting half-time entertainment, with special guest Chancellor Jon Cornish. More details to come soon!

Register now

Please register by Monday, Aug. 29, 2022.  

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Reserve your FREE ticket

Register above to attend Celebrate Something and click the link in the confirmation email to reserve your FREE ticket to KICKOFF! Register by Aug. 29, 2022.

Please note: free tickets are only available to those who graduated from UCalgary between 2020-2021. 


Get your photo taken with Chancellor Emerita Deborah Yedlin

Thanks to Artona and the UCalgary Alumni Association (UCAA), your photo will be available for free online. After crossing the stage, you will be presented with your alumni gift and Rex will be available for an additional photo. Your friends and family are welcome! 

Don't miss your moment to walk the stage - spaces are limited, so secure your spot by registering. Registration closes on Aug. 29, 2022.


Kick-off the Dino's Game!

Don't miss your chance to “kick-off” our Dinos' KICKOFF game! Sign up below to be one of 50 UCalgary alumni from 2020 & 2021 to lead the athlete's charge onto the field before the game! 

Date: Friday, Sept. 2, 2022
Location: McMahon Stadium 

FAQs

Your university experience has been unique, and we want your celebration to be unique. The formal convocation took place online and this event on Sept. 2 is designed with your survey responses in mind. This is a celebration and not a ceremony, so a cap and gown is not required for your photo with Chancellor Emerita Deborah Yedlin. This is an opportunity to take a photo and capture a moment.

If you wish to wear a cap and gown, you can purchase them directly from Gaspard and they will be delivered directly to you for an approximate cost of $25 plus delivery. Delivery is 2-4 weeks, so please order early!  

The cap and gown will be shipped from Montreal. Shipping takes takes 5-7 business days via Canada Post Expedited.

Aug. 24 would be the last day to ship to Calgary via Expedited to arrive before Sept. 2.

Any orders received after Aug. 24 would need to ship via Canada Post Express, which takes 2-3 business days to Calgary.

Your ticket will be emailed to you the week prior to the game from Showpass. 

The week of Aug. 22 will be the first week tickets will be emailed. 

The last day to reserve your free ticket will be Aug. 29, 2022, and you will receive your free ticket within 48 hours. 

Please note: free tickets are only available to those who graduated from UCalgary between 2020-2021. 

And don't forget! Your friends and family can receive 50% off their tickets to the game. You will receive the promo code after you register to attend Celebrate Something.