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Convocation Day Schedule of Events

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11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Cap and Gown Pick Up – Meeting Room 107

  • Signs will direct you to the gowning room. Staff will be available to assist you.
  • Pick up your cap and gown early so that you have time before Convocation to take pictures with family and friends.
  • Programs will be available for graduates in the gowning room.
  • There will be a supervised coat check in the gowning room for graduates

1:00 p.m. – Assemble for Procession

  • With your gown and cap on, move to the procession line. TASSELS ON THE RIGHT SIDE.
  • Graduates will receive their degree, certificates or diplomas in the following order:
    • Faculty of Arts
      • Master of Arts in Biblical and Christian Studies
      • Graduate Diploma in Psychological Assessment
      • Graduate Certificate in Psychological Assessment
      • Bachelor of Arts – 4-year
      • Bachelor of Arts – 3-year
      • Church Music Certificate
    • Faculty of Education
      • Bachelor of Education
    • Faculty of Management
      • Master of Information Systems Assurance Management
      • Master of Information Systems Security Management
      • Graduate Diploma in Information Assurance
      • Graduate Diploma in Information Security
      • Bachelor of Management
    • Faculty of Science
      • Graduate Diploma in Environmental Public Health Practice
      • Graduate Certificate in Public Health Leadership
      • Graduate Certificate in Public Health Strategic Communications
      • Graduate Certificate in Public Health for Vulnerable Populations
      • Bachelor of Environmental Health
      • Bachelor of Science – 4-year
      • Bachelor of Science – 3-year
  • Please line up alphabetically (by last name) according to your program (following the program). Signs for each degree will be posted. Marshals will be able to help you.

2 p.m. – Convocation and Installation Ceremony – Hall H

  • Maintain an interval of two to three feet from the person in front of you. As you enter the hall, the marshals will direct you on where to sit.
  • Men: Tradition dictates that you remove your mortar board when you are sitting.
  • Women: Please keep your mortar board on throughout the ceremony.
  • If you already have a degree, do not wear your previous hood during the ceremony.
  • If you are receiving two degrees at this convocation, please remove the first hood you receive before going up to receive your second hood.
  • As you approach the stage you will receive a name card. Hand this card to the name reader on the side of the stage and wait until he reads your name aloud.
  • Proceed across the stage to kneel and receive your hood. If you are physically unable to kneel, stand beside the kneeler and lower your head to receive your hood.
  • After receiving your hood, walk to the Chancellor to shake his hand and pause for a photograph.
  • Return to your seat as directed.
  • Please refrain from leaving before the ceremony is finished. Convocation is a celebration for all graduates!

4:30 to 6 p.m. – Chancellor’s Reception in Honour of the graduates – Hall G

  • Join the Chancellor’s Reception and celebrate your success!

4:30 to 5 p.m. – Pick Up Parchment & Return Gown

  • Pick up your parchment package from the robing room.
  • Return your gown before 5:00 p.m.
  • Failure to return your gown may result in the withholding of your official transcripts, shipping charges for returning the gown to the rental company, and/or the cost of the gown.