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Student Information

If you are planning on attending your convocation ceremony, please review the Student Checklist to ensure you have completed all the steps.

Ceremony Tickets

Each graduating student is eligible for two guest tickets to the Ryerson Theatre. Extra tickets for Theatre seating are not available for any convocation ceremony. Please ensure that your guests have their tickets in advance (either on their mobile device or a hard copy) and that they bring them to the ceremony. If they don’t bring their tickets seating cannot be guaranteed.

If you wish to bring more than two guests to your ceremony, you can request two tickets to our Live Broadcast in room POD250 when you external,RSVP to your ceremony. Here your guests will watch the ceremony on a large screen – they won’t be in the Theatre with you but they will still get to share in your special day. Again, you will need to ensure your guests bring these tickets with them to the ceremony.

The external,Student Learning Centre also broadcasts the ceremonies on large screens in their Amphitheatre. Tickets are not required here, so feel free to bring extra family and friends so they can watch you cross the stage from our newest building on campus.

Please arrive to the Lower Gym (external,KHW73) no later than 1.5 hours before your ceremony starts. Here you will sign in using your external,RSVP confirmation or your ONE Card, pick up your name card and regalia and get lined up for the procession. The procession to the Theatre begins a half an hour before the ceremony start time, so you must be in line by this time.

You will be guided through your convocation ceremony by experienced Theatre Marshals. They will seat you, line you up before crossing the stage and answer your questions along the way. The most important things to remember are: don’t lose your reader card and have fun!

Convocation ceremonies are typically 1.5 to 2 hours.

Please return your regalia to the Lower Gym (external,KHW73) immediately following your ceremony. If you do not return your gown and hood you will be invoiced $200. You will not be able to obtain transcripts until payment is made or the regalia is returned in good condition.

In the spring, post-ceremony receptions are held outside in the Kerr Hall Quadrangle for all graduates and their guests. In the fall, receptions are held in the Upper Gym (external,KHW127). Receptions include light refreshments.

You will have an opportunity to make an accommodation request for you or a guest when you external,RSVP for your convocation ceremony. Our office will then contact you to ensure all needs are addressed.

For more information contact the Ceremonials Office.

In accordance with Section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 1990, and under the authority of the Ryerson University Act, 1977, students’ images, names, program, degree earned, and year of graduation as they appear in convocation programs and in webcasts are considered public information.

Note that all convocation ceremonies are broadcast live at on-campus locations and on the Internet. Ceremonies will also be recorded for the purpose of DVD production and webcasting which makes them available to friends, family and community members unable to attend in person. Cameras capture images of students, audience members, faculty and guests on stage. These images are the personal information of all participants. By accepting the invitation to attend convocation, you are agreeing to participate in the webcast and photo taking. Your name, program, degree earned, and year of graduation will appear in the convocation program whether or not you accept the invitation to attend convocation.

If you have any questions or concerns about your information as it appears in the program, webcast or recording, contact the manager of the Ceremonials Office at 416-979-5000 ext. 3682; or at convocation@ryerson.ca.