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Prepare for Convocation

Pre-Ceremony Checklist

You received your invitation, now what? Here's your pre-ceremony checklist:

RSVP to Your Ceremony Invitation

Make sure to RSVP to your ceremony by May 17, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET

You must confirm the date and time of your ceremony before you register because tickets are only valid for the date and time noted on them. Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science and Lazaridis School of Business and Economics graduates may register for the Faculty celebration that works best for their schedule.

Pay Your Attendance Fee

Use the link included in your ceremony invitation to pay your attendance fee. Attendance fees include the rental of your regalia, which all graduates are required to wear. The fees are as follows: 

  • Master’s, Undergraduate and Diploma: $52.04 
  • PhD and DMin: $141.04 

Traditional Indigenous Attire

Graduates who wish to wear traditional Indigenous attire (First Nations, Metis, Inuit), instead of a black robe, must submit a Traditional Indigenous Regalia Request Form. For more information on convocation services for Indigenous students please visit Indigenous Student Services

Ceremony Tickets

Guest tickets are required for all ceremonies.

You may claim two guest tickets upon paying your attendance fee. If there are additional tickets after round one, they will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Find guest information for your ceremony.  

Day of Ceremony Information

Here's your checklist of what to do on the day of your ceremony: 

Arrive Early

For Waterloo, arrive at Lazaridis Hall 60 minutes early to:

  • check-in and
  • pick-up your regalia on the third floor.

For Brantford, arrive at the Research and Academic Centre 90 minutes early to:

  • check-in and
  • pick up your regalia in the RCW lobby
  • Wear appropriate footwear! The academic procession will go through campus to the Sanderson Centre, celebrating a Brantford campus tradition

Pick Up Your Regalia

  • Show a printed ticket for admission and regalia pick up
  • Do not discard your ticket as this will be used for regalia return

During the Ceremony

  • Follow the direction of staff volunteers
  • You may remove your mask for stage crossing and photos in designated photo areas

Return Your Regalia

Return your regalia within 30 minutes of your ceremony ending