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Convocation

Convocation marks a milestone in the lives of our students, their families and friends. It is a time to commemorate past achievements, as well as celebrate our hopes for the future.
The journey that began on the first day of registration now enters a new phase.
Students from across Canada and around the globe come to obtain knowledge and skills, but leave with the talent and ability to make an indelible mark on the world.
Every year brings a new class—a new generation—who will enter the world and make it their own.
Convocation is about endings…and beginnings.

Hood and Gown Rentals
Rentals for Spring 2012 Convocation will be able to be made online via the AMS Hood and Gown website in advance of those ceremonies. Please visit this site regularly for updates.

Returning Regalia
Items must be returned immediately after the ceremony. Hall will be open for returns for 1.5 hours following each ceremony. Attendees will be charged the following rates for unreturned or damaged regalia:
 Full Fit Robe $110.00

What to Bring
In order to make your day go smoothly, we recommend that you bring the following items with you to Convocation:
 Your photo identification (Student ID, or government issued ID, such as a Driver’s Licence or Health Card)
 Cash payment for Hood and Gown rental if you did NOT book regalia in advance
 Your camera, with fresh batteries
 Mints or throat lozenges

Special Needs
We are committed to ensuring that all of our Convocation participants – graduands, guests and faculty – experience a day that is enjoyable, as well as memorable.
For those attending who have specific needs prior to, and during, the convocation ceremonies, we offer the following information and services:
Hearing Equipment
Hearing equipment is available inside the front entrance of Grant Hall for each ceremony. No reservations are required.
Arrival
We recommend that you arrive as early as possible, and no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Doors open 90 minutes prior to each ceremony.
Arriving early ensures that you will receive suitable seating before the Procession, which begins 15 minutes prior to the start time.
Campus Accessibility
For information on campus accessibility, please click here.
Parking (during Convocation)
For information about parking, please click here.
Seating – Online Form
If a guest attending Convocation has a disability, seating can be reserved by completing our online form, which can be located by clicking here.

Photographs
To mark this special day in the lives of our graduands, we offer the opportunity to arrange commemorative photographs – both formal and informal – during Convocation:

Professional
Proofs will be mailed to each student shortly after the ceremony, with the option to purchase. Please make sure the Registrar’s Office has the graduating student’s current mailing address on file.
Taylor Photographic Studios (613.541.1098, Toll Free: 1.888.484.9558) will be set up. This is a wonderful opportunity to get a professional photograph of the graduand on his or her own, or with family and friends. Proofs can be viewed online with the option to purchase.

Personal
To ensure that everyone in attendance can view the ceremony, we would kindly ask that family and friends take pictures from their seats. After the ceremony, pictures can be taken on the premises, or at any number of scenic locations on the campus. Some of the most popular locations include the exterior of Grant Hall, and Summerhill.

Tickets

Tickets will not required for guests at our Fall Convocation ceremonies.
Due to space constraints in Grant Hall, however, we would kindly request that graduands limit the number of invitees to three (3) persons.