Before the Ceremony

Arrival and Assembly

Parking: Parking on campus is limited. Visitors are welcome to park at one of the metered parking spots at the University, however; parking meters on side streets are enforced by the local police department.

Assemble: Potential graduates assemble, wearing your gown and hood, one hour prior to the start of the ceremony on the fourth level of the Dalhousie Arts Centre.
Spring Convocation - Law potential graduates assemble at the Law School

Degree: Look for a sign with your degree name and stay in that general area.

Name card: A Marshal will provide you with your name card and line you up in alphabetical order. If you do not receive a name card, inform the Marshal as you cannot cross the stage without it. Your name card indicates the name of your degree and program. It will also mention if you have achieved first class honours, distinction, University and/or DSU special award.

Lining up: You'll be lined up in pairs with the person who comes first alphabetically on the right.

Procession: The procession begins 10 minutes before the ceremony start time. You will be led down the stairs and into the auditorium; please stay in pairs.

Seating: All graduates sit in the right-hand section of the auditorium. You are to remain standing until the Provost invites you to sit down.