Alumnae Welcome Reception

Congratulations Brescia Class of 2016!

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Close to 170 graduates took part in our Baccalaureate & Magisterial Ceremonies on Sunday, June 19th and close to 200 joined us on Monday, June 20th for Western Convocation. We hope that all of our graduates and their families enjoyed the celebrations and that these days will be remembered for years to come.

Still need to pick up your  Alumnae Ring, Baccalaureate Group Photo or Graduation Composite – Contact Alumnae Relations today.

Please enjoy the following memories of Brescia Graduation 2016!

For more information about your Brescia graduation, please contact Alison Vilaca. 

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Each year the graduating class is invited to a fun reception hosted by the Alumnae Association celebrating your last day of classes! It is a time to get sized for your alumnae ring, vote for your Valedictorian, pick up your tickets to Baccalaureate and Convocation Lunch and of course eat lots of yummy food!!



Meet your 2016 Valedictorian




Bethany Staubitz

Bethany StaubitzI am applying to be Valedictorian because like many of my peers, I am a transfer student and Brescia has provided me with a second chance. Upon arrival I truly believed that I would attend my classes, and do my time here until I could return to my “real life”. I am not sure when, but at some point along the journey Brescia became my real life (although I strongly suspect it was Biochem 2288).

Most of us internally groan at the start of each semester when we are presented with yet another group project, but over this final semester with graduation looming, I realized my entire degree has been a group project; and while only my name will be on my diploma, I can think of dozens of names that should be listed as co-owners.

I apply not because I am the brightest, or most involved student (although I always tried to be), but because Brescia has changed me over the years I have spent here, as I imagine it has done for each of my fellow graduates, and I would be honoured to articulate that growth for my peers, faculty, and family supporters.






Brescia Baccalaureate and Magisterial Ceremony

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This special celebration marks your formal graduation from Brescia University College and is open to any Brescia-registered student who expects to graduate in either June or October. During this ceremony you will hear from your Valedictorian, fellow students will receive academic awards and each graduate will be welcomed into the Brescia Alumnae Association with the presentation of alumnae rings.

Each graduate is automatically issued four (4) Baccalaureate tickets by Brescia.



2017 Event Details

Date: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Location: St. Peter’s Basilica in London, Ontario (map)

Baccalaureate Frequently Asked Questions
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Should you and your family be planning to stay in London throughout your graduation weekend, please consider staying in Clare Hall. Our new state of the art residence facility is a perfect choice for your last memories on campus before you graduate. If interested, please review  details on room options and see our online registration page.



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Learn what to expect at your Baccalaureate ceremony in this “rehearsal” video:




Bagpipe Procession

Over 400 students, family members, staff and faculty join together for a lunch at Brescia before graduates gather and process down the Brescia hill to Western Convocation led by a bagpiper.

Each graduate is automatically issued four (4) convocation tickets by Western. These tickets will be available at the end of May and can be accessed online. Should you require additional tickets, please be sure to get added to the Brescia Wait List as extras sometimes do come available by contacting Alumnae Relations.


2017 Event Details

Date: Monday, June 19, 2017

Location: Alumni Hall at Western University

Convocation Frequently Asked Questions


For more information visit Western Convocation