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.
Our Fall 2019 Convocation Ceremonies will be held at the Halifax Convention Centre, Convention Hall Level, 1650 Argyle Street in Downton Halifax.
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 Registrar's Office does not maintain a waitlist for invitations. Guests who arrive without an invitation are welcome to wait outside the auditorium to be seated on a first come, first served basis should there be available seating in the auditorium once guests with invitations have been seated. Please note that guests with invitations should be seated at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start of the ceremony.
If you and/or your guest(s) require special seating or other arrangements due to a disability, please contact the Convocation Team.