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, in academic dress, one hour prior to the start of the ceremony in Jenkins Hall (Spring) and upper level of the Arts Centre (Fall).

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. Graduating students and stage party members will parade across campus (weather permitting) from Jenkins Hall to the Langille Athletic Centre (Spring); 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.

NOTE: Please refer to the Halifax ceremony notes if you are attending the Fall Convocation ceremony.