Graduands request invitations for guests when they apply to graduate online. Each potential graduate is guaranteed a minimum of two invitations but may recieve additional invitations pending availability. Please contact the Convocation Team if you would like us to note your request for additional invitations.
The number of invitations distributed is based on the number of potential graduates compared to the seating available, by ceremony. Seating in the auditorium is limited and therefore you may not receive the total number of invitations you requested. You do not need an invitation for yourself. Infants and young children, who may be sitting on parents' laps, still require their own invitation due to fire safety regulations.
Invitations will be sent:
- mid April for Spring Convocation
- mid August for Fall Convocation.
Graduates in the Faculties of Dentistry (including Dental Hygiene), Law, and Medicine receive their invitations directly from their faculty office (Spring Convocation only).
We ask that you return any invitations you won't be using to the Registrar's Office as soon as possible so they can be made available to others.
Souvenir invitations will be available in the lobby after the ceremony.
The availability of additional invitations will depend on the ceremony, the size of the graduating class and the number of students graduating but not attending. Additional invitations (if available) will be distributed at the door of the auditorium beginning one hour before the ceremony. These are handed out on a first-come, first-served basis.
If additional invitations are not available, any guests arriving at the auditorium without an invitation will be invited to wait in a reserved area in the lobby. Once guests with invitations are seated, guests without invitations will be seated as seating becomes available. Every effort is made to allow guests without invitations a chance to see their graduate cross the stage.
If you and/or your guest(s) require special seating or other arrangements due to a disability, please contact the Convocation Team.