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

Each graduating student is eligible to receive four guest tickets. Extra tickets for 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.

To obtain tickets, you must request them when you RSVP to your convocation ceremony. Please note thst you may only RSVP if you are eligible to graduate. 

Your eligibility to graduate will be determined once Curriculum Advising has received your application to graduate and your final grades. You can Track your Application to Graduate Status and view all of your graduation communications to keep up to date on your application.

The 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.

Please arrive to the Mattamy Athletic Centre on time (8:45 a.m. for 10:30 a.m. ceremony; 1:45 p.m. for 3:30 p.m. ceremony) for your ceremony. Here you will sign in using your RSVP confirmation or your OneCard, pick up your name card and regalia, and get lined up for the procession. The procession to the Convocation Arena begins a half an hour before the ceremony start time, so you must be in line by this time.

Note, no balloons are allowed inside of the Mattamy Athletic Centre. Should you or your guests bring any, you will be asked to dispose of them at the entrance.

You will be guided through your convocation ceremony by experienced 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 two hours.

Post-ceremony receptions are held in the reception lounge for all graduates and their guests. Receptions include light refreshments.

Please return your regalia to Grad Gown Return no later than one hour after your ceremony. If you do not return your gown and hood you will be invoiced $300. You will not be able to obtain transcripts until payment is made or the regalia is returned in good condition.

You will need to retain your RSVP confirmation or your OneCard to checkout of the ceremony.

You will have an opportunity to make an accommodation request for you or a guest when you 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.