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Guest Information

All convocation ceremonies are held in the Mattamy Athletic Centre, opens in new window.  

Parking in downtown Toronto will be difficult during convocation. Ceremonies take place during work hours and most lots will be full. We strongly suggest that all graduates and guests commute in via TTC. College Station is less than a five minute walk from the venue. Please visit the TTC website, external link to see what stations accommodate commuter parking or to plan your entire trip, external link.

If you do plan on driving into the city please leave enough time to find parking so you do not miss your ceremony.

Doors open for guests 1h45min before the ceremony. You arrive then or anytime before the graduand procession (10:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m, depending on your grad's ceremony time). There is no assigned seating.

All guests must have their tickets with them, either on their mobile devices or a hard copy. Seating cannot be guaranteed without tickets.

Please note, no helium balloons are allowed inside of the Mattamy Athletic Centre. Should you bring any, you will be asked to dispose of them at the entrance.

Convocation ceremonies are typically two hours long. Out of respect for all graduates and their guests we ask that everyone remains for the duration of the ceremony. 

Please keep aisles clear – there will be plenty of time for photographs afterwards and we have professionals taking photos during the ceremony, opens in new window.  

Post-ceremony celebrations are held on the fourth floor of the Mattamy Athletic Centre for all graduates and their guests. Celebrations include light refreshments.

Graduates can make an accommodation request on behalf of a guest when submitting their ceremony registration. 

For more information contact the Ceremonials Office, opens in new window.

In accordance with Section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, opens in new window, 1990, and under the authority of the Ryerson University Act, 1977, students’ images, names, program, degree earned, and year of graduation 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.

If you have any questions or concerns about your information as it appears in the webcast or recording, contact the Manager of the Ceremonials Office at 416-979-5000 ext. 3682; or at, opens in new window.

A family taking a photo together after their daughter's convocation ceremony.

Convocation is an exciting time for students, families and friends. Please read through the information on this page to ensure the best possible convocation experience.