Alumni & Friends - Ways to get involved and give back

Celebrating the Class of 2020!

Dear Graduating Class of 2020 (and their friends and family) --

You've done an incredible job reaching the end of your undergraduate journey, and we are so proud of you. It's a shame that we won't see you cross the stage at Convocation Hall this year, but we still want to make the space and time to celebrate you.

Therefore, we cordially invite you to a week-long virtual graduation party, held online at the hashtag #UTSCEnglishGrad.

From Monday June 1st to Sunday June 7th, we will be devoting our website and our Twitter and Instagram accounts to a celebration of YOU! You can expect special messages from faculty, inspirations and congratulations, and on Wednesday the 3rd, we'll be posting a Commencement Address delivered specifically for YOU, the students of English, Film, and Creative Writing.

We're hoping that during this week you will use the hashtag to share your thoughts, memories, and photos... here's how you can contribute:

Please answer any of the following prompts, and post to Twitter/Instagram during the week of June 1-7 using #UTSCEnglishGrad. If you don’t have an account you can email your replies to Dr. Nikk ( for posting.

- What item do you most associate with your time at UTSC? Is it the bag you carried your books in, a Tim Hortons cup, or a specific book? We'd love to see a photo of it, but you can also just send us a description of the item.

- What piece of knowledge do you have now, at the end of your degree, that you didn't have before? Is it something from a course or something else that you learned during your time as an undergrad?

- How are you celebrating this wonderful achievement? What are you doing to treat yourself?

- Definitely include pictures if you want! Do you have a photo of yourself in all your graduated glory, or anything else that you relate to your time at UTSC? Feel free to be creative here!

Do include some kind of identifying information: What's your name and your degree? Any graduating students who contribute to #UTSCEnglishGrad will be entered into a drawing for prizes!

Make sure you are following @UTSC_EngDept, and keep an eye on #UTSCEnglishGrad in the lead-up week (May 25-31) to get some memories and moments from English Department faculty and staff as they reflect on their own graduations.

Congratulations! We are proud of you and happy for you, and nothing can take away your accomplishments!