Convocation Checklist for Students
In order to be eligible to graduate, an Application to Graduate must be submitted if you are enrolled in your final course, semester or year of study. You must apply by the deadline date for either Fall or Spring Convocation, in order to be considered for graduation.
If you are attempting to RSVP to your convocation ceremony, please note that you may only do so once your eligibility to graduate is confirmed (which will happen after May 18).
Examine and verify your official name – the name listed on your student account in RAMSS will appear on your graduation award document. To make changes to your name, please go to the Identity Management and Personal Information page.
Meet all your program requirements in order to become eligible to graduate. Curriculum Advising will notify you of your eligibility vie email by the end of May. You can also check your status by logging into your RAMSS account.
Check the convocation schedule to find out the date and time of your ceremony.
RSVP to attend your convocation ceremony by noon on May 30, 2018.
Ensure your guests have their tickets. You can print out hard copies or forward them electronically to download on their mobile devices.
Review your RAMSS account to ensure that all outstanding fees are cleared so your grades are not withheld.
Pre-order your convocation video.
Grad Photos & Class Composites, external link are a service provided by the Ryerson Students' Union.
Double check the convocation schedule to verify the date and time of your ceremony.
Print your RSVP confirmation or upload it onto your phone.
Ensure that you have your ONE Card or student number ready for check in.
Arrive to the Mattamy Athletic Centre no later than 2 hours before your ceremony starts to pick up your name card and regalia. The procession starts 30 minutes before the ceremony, so it is very important for you to arrive 2 hours before the start of your ceremony.
Please leave personal belongings with your guest(s). It will be uncomfortable for you to cross the stage with personal items.
The line marshals will give you instructions for the procession. The procession starts 30 minutes before the ceremony, so it is very important for you to arrive 2 hours before the start of your ceremony.
A photographer from Lifetouch, external link will take a picture of each graduate as they cross the stage. You will be e-mailed your login information to view your proofs shortly after convocation. If you did not give your photo consent during the RSVP process you will not be sent proofs.
Return your regalia to the robing area immediately following your ceremony. If you do not return you regalia, a $300 fine will be added to your student account, preventing you from recieving your final transcripts.
Post-ceremony receptions are held in the reception lounge for all graduates and their guests. Receptions include light refreshments.
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Not Attending Convocation?
If you are not attending convocation, you may Graduate in Absentia. You can pick up your document on campus or arrange to it have couriered to you by logging into your RAMMS account and submitting an Online Graduation Document Courier Request. Your award document will be made available for pick-up at the ServiceHub, POD150 after July 1 for spring convocation and after November 1 for fall convocation.
If you are unable to pick up your document yourself you may authorize someone else to pick it up on your behalf. You must provide this individual with a letter of authorization, which must include: your signature, your full name, your student number, your program name, term of graduation, and the full name of the person you are authorizing to pick up your document. The individual picking up your document must also provide photo identification proving they are the person stated in the authorization letter.