Convocation is a celebration of completion, and a signal of getting ready. Of the next thing just around the corner.
I didn't really think too hard about this until a professor brought it up as I was at my convocation ceremony. We make a big deal about walking across the stage because from now on, we're contributors instead of pupils.
A really cool experience for me was having my convocation documented for the UFV Media and Relations department. Jesse Kaufman did an excellent job of framing what I thought was important in the day, which was recognizing the huge support network that I, and every other UFV student, have.
Check out the final product below!