Flowers, Frames, Rings, Photos


Flowers are a wonderful way to say congratulations!  Flower bouquets will be available for sale at ceremonies held in the Dalhousie Arts Centre and can be pre-ordered.

Frames and parchment framing  

In partnership with the Dalhousie Bookstore, we are pleased to offer a variety of frame styles for purchase, including a limited number of Dal 200 frames in celebration of the university's bicentennial year.  Frames are available for purchase at Jenkins Hall on the Agriculture Campus and in the Dalhousie Arts Centre on the Halifax Campus during and after each Convocation ceremony. Please note: frames purchased at the Arts Centre can be picked up at the Dal Bookstore located across the street in the Student Union Building.

Bookstore staff in Halifax and Truro will be on hand to provide complimentary framing service.

If you prefer, frames can also be pre-ordered. For more details, please visit

Graduate rings  

The Dalhousie Bookstore will host a graduation ring table at the Dalhousie Arts Centre on the Halifax campus during and after all Convocation ceremonies. In 2018 only, a specially-designed Dal 200 ring will also be available for purchase. Learn about the Dal 200 ring and other graduation rings.

For graduates from the Faculty of Agricultural who wish to purchase a Barley Ring, please refer to the Order Information page for full details.


Dalhousie offers graduates the opportunity to have professional photographs taken during Convocation.  A professional photographer will take candid capping photographs from a position onstage as well as from the balcony as each graduate crosses the stage.  

A link to the digital proof and photography package information will be available from LifeTouch shortly after Convocation.  Please touch base with LifeTouch to gain access to your proof. There is no obligation to make a purchase.

If you wish to NOT have your photograph taken while greeting the Chancellor, you must contact at least one week prior to the ceremonies.

In addition, LifeTouch staff will set up a portrait studio for family or individual portraits during and following the ceremonies. Portrait sessions are offered on a first come, first served basis.

Portrait session location and hours:
Dalhousie Arts Centre, Room 401
Monday October 1 - 11am to 4pm
Tuesday October 2 - 10am to 4pm

Please direct inquiries about photography to:

Lifetouch Photography
(902) 405-7287

Dining on Campus (Halifax Campus)

The University Club is a short walk from the Dalhousie Arts Centre and offers dining in the main dining room as well as private dining for groups.  Casual dining is also available in the Lord Dalhousie Pub (lower level of the University Club).  Reservations:  Tel (902) 494-6511 or email

On-Campus Accommodations (Halifax Campus)

Various accommodation options are available on campus.  Touch base with Conference Services & Summer Accommodations (902) 494-8840 for information.