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To the Ryerson University community, campus guests and graduating students.

The City of Toronto is replacing a section of the watermain on Gerrard Street East from Yonge Street to Jarvis Street. As a result of this city project, Gerrard Street will be reduced to a single lane in both directions. Fencing has been erected along the south side of Gerrard Street and access to campus is restricted to three entrance points; 21 Gerrard Street shipping and receiving docks, 31 Gerrard Street back stage doors (which has elevator access to the lower gym for graduands) to the, 43 Gerrard Street Theatre doors, the south west corner of Church and Gerrard Streets. For those who have accessibility issues and who will be driven and dropped off at campus these are the closest access points to the Ryerson Theatre. While not that close to the Theatre, the north end of Bond Street at Gould Street could be used as a drop off point.

All others are recommended to arrive at campus from south of Gerrard Street using the Dundas subway station or if driving, the parkades on Victoria Street and at Yonge Dundas Square.

It is recommended that you approach the quadrangle and theatre from the 40 Gould Street archway opposite the Image Arts building and Balzacs Cafe or the 50 Gould Street archway opposite the top (north) end of Bond Street (signage is provided).

Guests who have tickets to the on-screen broadcast in POD 250 can access this space from the Student Learning Centre at Yonge and Gould Streets or the main entrance to Jorgenson Hall at the top end of Victoria Street pedestrian laneway (also known as Nelson Mandela Way)

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Day-of updates will be posted on social media and the front page of the Ryerson website at


All information regarding Convocation is available through this Convocation website.

To find out the date of your Convocation, please go here.

Convocation ceremonies at Ryerson University are held typically in Spring (June) and Fall (October). Senate awards degrees and certificates to students who successfully complete programs as prescribed by Ryerson University.

At Convocation, the University will graduate certificate, undergraduate and graduate students from the Faculties of Arts, Communication & Design, Community Services, Engineering and Architectural Science, Science, the Ted Rogers School of Management, the School of Graduate Studies, and The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education.

Whether you plan on attending your graduation ceremony or not, you must apply to graduate. You must also apply to graduate in advance of receiving your spring/summer or winter grades. For information on applying to graduate and determining your graduation eligibility, visit Curriculum Advising. Convocation tickets are only available to students who have received written confirmation of their eligibility to graduate from Curriculum Advising.

If you are planning on graduating with a Continuing Education certificate, and an Undergraduate or Graduate degree, you must apply to graduate separately for each award. [Contact if you wish to receive your certificate with your degree (if you want to attend only the degree ceremony, not the certificate ceremony.)]

Each graduating student is eligible for TWO guest tickets for the Ryerson Theatre.
Extra tickets for Theatre seating ARE NOT AVAILABLE for any Convocation ceremony. Go to Tickets for more information. Please note that we do not sell Convocation tickets nor do we keep a waiting list for them.

We are unable to replace lost theatre tickets. Any lost tickets will be replaced with tickets to the on-campus closed circuit television broadcast. Each student will only be eligible for two of these tickets.


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