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FAQ

No. There are a limited number of seats for all convocation ceremonies.

No, you do not need to change the name on your guest ticket.

Yes, you may decided to bring a different guest later on.

Each graduand is alloted four guest tickets, each with a unique barcode. Each ticket may only be scanned once - please ensure that each of your four guests has a unique ticket. Note, we will not be IDing guests – meaning the name on the guest ticket does not affect entry.

Anyone older than five years will need their own ticket. Younger children can attend without a ticket but must sit in a guest's lap.

Please keep in mind the ceremonies are typically two hours long.  We encourage guests with young children to sit near exits in case you need to step outside.

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.

To obtain tickets, you must request them when you RSVP to your convocation ceremony. 

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.

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.

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.

Grad photos and class composites are a service provided by the Ryerson Students' Union, external link

Convocation ceremonies are typically two hours long. There are also post-ceremony receptions held for all graduates and their guests.

Each graduating student is eligible to receive four guest tickets for the Mattamy Althetic Centre.

Your guest tickets will be sent to you via email once you submit your RSVP to attend convocation.  You can always go back to this confirmation e-mail to access your tickets or forward them to your guests to print or upload onto their mobile device.

If you are eligible to graduate but will not attend your convocation ceremony, you will be Graduating in Absentia.  Graduation award documents will be presented to students who attend their convocation ceremony. If you do not attend the ceremony, 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, or you may arrange to have it couriered.

There is a $50 ceremony fee payable by PayPal.

This fee includes: the use of regalia, guest tickets, and the post-ceremony reception for you and your guests.

A photographer from Lifetouch, external link will take a picture of each graduate as they cross the stage and also after they receive their award document.  Graduates will be emailed login information to view proofs shortly after convocation. If you did not give your photo consent during the RSVP process you will not be sent proofs.

 

During both spring and fall convocation, the Student Learning Centre 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.

Guests are also able to watch the live broadcast of the ceremonies. You can find a link to the live broadcast here.

We suggest business or business casual attire. The academic regalia that graduates wear during the ceremony does not fully close in the front, so what you wear underneath will be visible.

We also suggest that you wear comfortable shoes! You will be standing and walking for a total of about 1.5 hours before the ceremony commences.

Only PhD graduates wear mortar boards/hats as part of their regalia.

Spring 2019 convocation ceremonies will take place from Wednesday, June 12 to Wednesday, June 19, 2019. The Spring 2019 ceremony schedule will be available here in late December. 

You may only RSVP once your eligibility to graduate is confirmed. Your confirmed eligibility will be emailed to you – this email will include a link to RSVP.

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.

Ryerson University’s Convocation will be held at the Mattamy Athletics Centre (MAC), located at 50 Carlton Street.

On the day of your ceremony, make your way to the RSU table (in the first floor lobby) to pick-up your class composite. If you are unable to make it, contact the RSU for details on picking up a composite after convocation.