students in convocation procession

Convocation Guide for Guests: Brantford

Planning Your Day

  • The fall convocation Brantford campus ceremony will take place on October 30. The ceremony will be hosted in the Sanderson Centre. Confirm with your graduate the date and time of their ceremony.
  • Guest parking is available at City of Brantford municipal lots. It is recommended that graduates use the Market Street Parkade accessible off of Icomm Drive.  Other available lots include; Darling Street (between Market and Queen Street), Dalhousie Street (at Dalhousie and King Street).
  • Please note that tickets are required for guests to attend. Information about how to claim tickets has been sent directly to graduates and is available in Step 4 of our Guide to Graduating. Doors will open one hour prior to the ceremony, at which time guests are invited to select their seats.
  • Guests for whom accessible seating has been arranged are asked to identify themselves to ushers to be directed to their seats.
  • Ceremonies are typically 60 - 90 minutes in length.

Presents for Your New Graduate

  • Flowers, grad rings and other memorabilia will be available for purchase at in the lobby of the Sanderson Centre. Giftware, grad rings and Laurier clothing are available from the Stedman Community Bookstore.
  • Degree frames may be pre-ordered or purchased on the day of convocation. Proceeds on frames purchased day-of help to support student programming and events. Following the ceremony volunteers from the Student Alumni Association will be present to offer complimentary degree framing on site; direct any questions to

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Following the Ceremony

  • A reception will be hosted on campus in the Research and Academic Centre following the ceremony. Graduates, family and friends are all encouraged to attend the celebratory receptions.