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Convocation Guide for Parents and Families: Brantford

Planning Your Day

  • Guest parking is available at City of Brantford municipal lots. It is recommened that graduates use the Market Street Parkade accesible off of Icomm Drive.  Other available lots include; Darling Street (between Market and Queen Street), Dalhousie Street (at Dalhousie and King Street).

Detour notice

Please note that Colborne St. will be closed during convocation to facilitate construction at the new Laurier Brantford YMCA facility. The closure will run from King St. to Bain St. We encourage you to factor this into your travel plans and adjust routes as needed. 

  • 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 5 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.

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. During and after the ceremonies volunteers from the Student Alumni Association will be present to offer complimentary degree framing on site; direct any questions to saa@wlu.ca.

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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.
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