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

No. There are a limited number of seats for the Live Broadcast in POD250. Only during fall convocation is there a dedicated Live Broadcast in POD250.

Each graduating student is eligible to receive up to two guest tickets for the Live Broadcast. These tickets are only available while supplies last.

During both spring and fall convocation, 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.

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 (which will happen May 18, 2018).

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.

For spring convocation, each graduating student is eligible to receive four guest tickets for the Mattamy Althetic Centre.

For fall convocation, each graduating student is eligible to receive two guest tickets for the Ryerson Theatre and two tickets for the Live Broadcast.

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.

 

This is where your guests will be watching the ceremony on a big screen in another room on campus. Only during fall convocation is there a dedicated Live Broadcast in POD250.

During both spring and fall convocation, 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.

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

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

Spring 2018 convocation ceremonies will take place from Wednesday, June 6 to Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

Locate your ceremony in the Spring 2018 ceremony schedule.

Fall 2018 convocation ceremonies will be held on October 10, 11 and 12. The Fall 2018 ceremony schedule will be available in late August.

In Spring 2018, Ryerson University’s Convocation will be held at the Mattamy Athletics Centre (MAC), located at 50 Carlton Street.