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Ryerson University has made the difficult decision to postpone all fall 2020 convocation ceremonies until 2021 or until it is permitted to safely hold large public gatherings again. Please refer to the Graduation and Convocation section of Ryerson’s central COVID-19 website as this situation continues to evolve.

Learn more of the virtual graduation celebration planned for fall 2020 graduates on November 17.

Volunteer Information

Update to Volunteers

Upon much reflection and close monitoring of our government and public health agencies’ recommendations, Ryerson has made the difficult decision to postpone all 2020 convocation ceremonies in order to support social distancing measures and to help prevent further spread of COVID-19.

Ensuring the continued health and safety of our community and volunteers remains our primary concern.

This postponement also means we will need your support this fall more than ever. We recognize that without your help convocation wouldn't be possible and will be reaching out to you this summer to ask for your assistance.

Information

All Ryerson faculty and staff are encouraged to get involved in one of the most important events on campus. Sign-up is currently closed. Please check back in June for more information.

Signing up for convocation is a commitment. We rely on all of our volunteers to show up for their shifts.

If you are unable to attend your shift, please advise us five business days in advance. Contact Marija Urbanovica at 416-979-5000 ext. 3866 or by email at marija.urbanovica@ryerson.ca, opens in new window.

View the current convocation schedule, opens in new window.

Available Roles & Descriptions:

In this role, you will  assist with handing out award documents to grads.

Please check-in at the Volunteer Lounge located on the third floor in the Blue & Gold Room (MAC, opens in new window) 15 minutes before your shift.

10:30 a.m. ceremony – Your shift will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. ceremony – Your shift will be from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

In this role, you will distribute academic gowns to members of the Academic Procession.

Please check-in at the Volunteer Lounge located on the third floor in the Blue & Gold Room (MAC, opens in new window) 15 minutes before your shift.

10:30 a.m. ceremony – Your shift will be from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
3:30 p.m. ceremony – Your shift will be from 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

In this role, you will be part of  the first volunteers to greet and check-in grads outside the Coca-Cola Court. You will also print their reader cards.

Please check-in at the Volunteer Lounge located on the third floor in the Blue & Gold Room (MAC) 15 minutes before your shift.

10:30 a.m. ceremony – Your shift will be from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
3:30 p.m. ceremony – Your shift will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

In this role, you will distribute regalia to grads in the Coca-Cola Court.

Please check-in at the Volunteer Lounge located on the third floor in the Blue & Gold Room (MAC) 15 minutes before your shift.

10:30 a.m. ceremony – Your shift will be from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
3:30 p.m. ceremony – Your shift will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

In this role, you will process grads into the Convocation Arena and organize them in their seats.

Please check-in at the Volunteer Lounge located on the third floor in the Blue & Gold Room (MAC) 15 minutes before your shift.

10:30 a.m. ceremony – Your shift will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. ceremony – Your shift will be from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

In this role, you will answer questions and assist guests outside of the Convocation Arena on the fourth floor of the MAC.

Please check-in at the Volunteer Lounge located on the third floor in the Blue & Gold Room (MAC) 15 minutes before your shift.

10:30 a.m. ceremony – Your shift will be from 8:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
3:30 p.m. ceremony – Your shift will be from 1:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

In this role, you will be a team lead for a group of Graduand Seating Marshals and in charge of grads inside the Convocation Arena.

Please check-in at the Volunteer Lounge located on the third floor in the Blue & Gold Room (MAC) 15 minutes before your shift.

10:30 a.m. ceremony – Your shift will be from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. ceremony – Your shift will be from 1:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

In this role, you will process late grads into the Convocation Arena and organize them in the late seating area.

Please check-in at the Volunteer Lounge located on the third floor in the Blue & Gold Room (MAC) 15 minutes before your shift.

10:30 a.m. ceremony – Your shift will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. ceremony – Your shift will be from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

In this role, you will line up grads in the Coca-Cola Court before they process and are seated in the Convocation Arena.

Please check-in at the Volunteer Lounge located on the third floor in the Blue & Gold Room (MAC) 15 minutes before your shift.

10:30 a.m. ceremony – Your shift will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
3:30 p.m. ceremony – Your shift will be from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Volunteering Sign-Up Form

Sign-up is currently closed. Please check back in June for more information.