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

Each graduand is allotted five guest tickets, each with a unique barcode. Each ticket may only be scanned once - please ensure that each of your guests has a unique ticket. 

No, you may not change the email on your guest ticket. You may go into the RSVP system and download the tickets to manually send them to each new guest attending.

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

Each graduand is allotted five guest tickets, each with a unique barcode. Each ticket may only be scanned once - please ensure that each of your guests has a unique ticket. 

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 celebrations held for all graduates and their guests.

Each graduating student is eligible to receive five 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.

After July 1 or November 1 (for spring or fall convocation), you may arrange a courier of your document by logging into your RAMSS account and submitting an Online Graduation Document Courier Request.

Alternatively, your award document will be made available for pick-up at the ServiceHub, POD150.

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.

There is a $50 ceremony fee payable by PayPal.

This fee includes: the use of regalia, guest tickets, and the post-ceremony celebration 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.

We also suggest that you wear comfortable shoes! You will be standing, walking and climbing flights of stairs for more than an hour before your ceremony commences.

Only PhD grads 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 is now available here

Future ceremony dates are located here.

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.

Find direction and parking information here.

For June ceremonies, make your way to the RSU table (in the first floor lobby) after your ceremony to pick-up your class composite. If you are unable to make it, contact the RSU for details on picking up a composite. If you convocate in October, your composite will be available the next year.