Information for Faculty
Ceremony Participation Registration and Family Presentations
Faculty members are invited to join the Academic Procession and platform party for the duration of the ceremony.
Faculty gather for the academic procession inside on the ground level (first floor) in the North West corner of Kerr Hall (the corner of the Quadrangle with the flag pole). Therefore you should arrive at this spot by:
- 8:45 a.m. for a morning ceremony;
- 12:15 p.m. for the 1:00 p.m. Faculty of Science afternoon ceremony;
- 1:45 p.m. for all other afternoon ceremonies;
- 5:15 p.m. for the evening Chang School ceremony.
In keeping with the Ryerson Convocation tradition any staff or faculty member who has an immediate family member graduating, and wishes to congratulate the graduand on stage, may do so by registering using the online form below. Please log in using your my.ryerson (matrix) User ID.
In keeping with the Ryerson Convocation tradition any staff who has an immediate family member graduating, and wishes to congratulate the graduand on stage, may do so by registering using the online form below. Please log in using your my.ryerson (matrix) User ID.
Staff or faculty members participating in a Family Presentation will be asked to attend the Convocation rehearsal. An e-mail will be sent advising you of the rehearsal date and time.
Black academic gowns will be supplied by the University and are available in the designated area of the Lower Gymnasium, Kerr Hall West (KHW 73). Please plan to gown at least forty-five minutes prior to the commencement of the ceremony. Therefore you should arrive by 8:45 a.m. for a morning ceremony, 1:45 p.m. for an afternoon ceremony or 5:15 p.m. for an evening ceremony.
The gowns do not close completely in front, so what you wear may be seen underneath. It is also not particularly convenient to carry a bag or purse on stage. Although the Lower Gymnasium does a few coat racks for leaving belongings behind, do not leave valuables as we cannot accept responsibility as staff may be called away and leave the room locked but unattended.
The student procession will start half an hour prior to the ceremony.
Academic hoods are the responsibility of the individual faculty member. If you would like to wear a hood, explore the possibility of purchase at www.harcourts.com (416-977-4408) or at www.imperialrobes.com (416-340-6534) or any other regalia supplier. The wearing of a hood is not required but does add to the 'splendour' of the Academic Procession.
Staffing for Convocation
Faculty are welcome to staff for convocation. If you are interested in participating in the Convocation Ceremonies, please contact Lise Payne, 416-979-5000 extension 7857 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.