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How to virtually celebrate 2020 Fall Convocation

UM backgrounds, Giphys and stickers just for you!

October 19, 2020 — 

Congratulations grads! It’s time to celebrate your hard work and achievements. And we will be right there celebrating with you – virtually, of course – at Fall Convocation 2020. We can’t wait to see you:

  • 5:00 p.m. Virtual Convocation
  • 7:00 p.m. Extended Education Virtual Convocation

Before the ceremonies on Oct. 22, we encourage you to share your best UM photos and memories on social using our Convocation hashtag #umanitoba2020. Don’t forget to also try the UM Giphys and stickers that we created for this special occasion on Instagram and Facebook. (Details below.) 

We also have a number of backgrounds you can use to share your virtual convocation experience with us. Here’s how: 


By searching the ‘Green Screen’ in Instagram effects, students can upload a UM background and insert themselves into the image. Here’s how it works:  

  1. Download your favourite UM backgrounds onto your phone. (Options are below.) 
  2. Go into Instagram stories and search Instagram ‘Green Screen’ in effects. 
  3. Select the background you downloaded.
  4. Take a selfie with your parchment and tassel or whatever celebratory pose you like.
  5. Upload it to your stories or feed and tag us and use #umanitoba2020.  

For Giphys and stickers to help you celebrate: 

  1. Take a selfie or use a photo of you when you’re on campus to Instagram or Facebook.
  2. Search umanitoba or University of Manitoba on Facebook or Instagram for the Giphys / stickers
  3. Add the Giphy to your photo and share your Virtual Convocation moments with the rest of the umanitoba community by tagging @umanitoba and using #umanitoba2020. 
  4. View your photos and those of your classmates tagged with #umanitoba2020 on Instagram or Facebook. 

Don’t forget to join the virtual celebration at

Background options (click thumbnails to enlarge):




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