Ceremony day

Graduand meeting point: Olympic Oval


Before the ceremony

You must arrive at the graduand meeting point a minimum of one hour prior to your ceremony.


Once at the meeting point, here's what you'll need to do:

  1. Pick up your regalia (gown, hood and cap)
  2. Pick up your degree
  3. Have your hood pinned in place
  4. Line up for the graduand procession

Photo ID must be presented when you pick up your regalia and degree.

The following items are not permitted:

  • purses
  • corsages
  • flowers
  • jackets
  • mementos

No facilities exist for checking these items; do not bring these items to the graduand meeting point. The university will not be held responsible for the loss or theft of any valuables.


Convocation assembly

The ceremony will take place at the Jack Simpson Gymnasium; the ceremony lasts approximately two and a half to three hours. Remember to keep your degree package with you at all times.

Graduates must stay for the entire ceremony and will not be permitted to leave early.


After the ceremony

Return the gown and hood after the ceremony to the graduand meeting point. During Spring Convocation, returns will be accepted until 6 p.m. on Friday. Graduands who haven't returned their regalia will be charged a fee to replace the gown.