Convocation activities

Thursday, May 17

3 - 4 pm - Graduates can pick up their guests' tickets to the Convocation Ceremony in the Hazen Hall foyer, outside of the Hazen Hall Lecture Theatre.

4 pm - All those receiving degrees at the ceremony are required to attend the Convocation Rehearsal in the Hazen Hall Lecture Theatre.  Led by the Student Marshal, the rehearsal provides graduates with instructions/information on how the ceremony works; including the proper way to wear academic regalia and the degree-granting process.

Graduates will receive their convocation cards from the Student Marshal at the rehearsal. This is the card from which your name will be read as you cross the stage to graduate. In addition to your name, it will contain a number to ensure that you are lined up and seated in the correct order.  If you are not able to attend the rehearsal, you must locate a student marshal on the day of the ceremony to obtain your card.


Friday, May 18

10 am - 12 pm - Graduates can pick up their guests' tickets to the Convocation Ceremony in the K.C. Irving Hall foyer, outside of K.C. Irving Hall, Room 101.

10 am - 12 pm - Graduates can pick up convocation regalia in K.C. Irving Hall, Room 106. After the ceremony, convocation regalia must be returned to this location. Graduates can also pick up their guests’ tickets to the Convocation Ceremony in lobby area of K.C. Irving Hall.

12:30 pm - All graduates are asked to meet in the Quad for a group photograph and Alumni champagne toast.

1 pm - Graduates will gather in the Ganong Hall Little Gallery (the open space between the Ganong Hall and the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre) to assure ample time to line up in the proper order and process to the ceremony. Graduates walk in pairs, by number, so ensure you bring your name card with you.

2 pm - The 2018 Spring Convocation Ceremony begins.

4:30 pm - The Convocation Reception for graduates, their family and friends will be held in the Baird Dining Room, Thomas J. Condon Student Centre.