Convocation Attendance

Convocation Attendance

 Before the ceremony


Each graduand must apply to graduate. Graduands wishing to attend convocation must also apply to convocate and pay the fee before May 15. There are important deadlines associated with each application.

Preparing to attend Convocation

If you meet all graduation requirements for your program and apply to convocate, there is little that you need to do leading up to Convocation Day.

Guest Attendance

We respect that Convocation is a day to celebrate with friends and family; however, due to the capacity of our venue, guest attendance will be limited to four per graduand.

Convocation day
What do I wear? Graduates are encouraged to dress in business casual attire. Regalia will be provided for the ceremonies as part of the fee, so most clothing will be covered by the reglia. 
When should I arrive?

Graduates should arrive on campus no later than one hour prior to the ceremony.

Even with submission of the Convocation Attendance form, Mount Royal cannot guarantee ceremony inclusion if you arrive after the scheduled ceremony start time.

Where do I park? Complimentary parking is available for you and your guests:
  • June 11 - Lots 6A, 7, and 8 

  • June 12-14 - Lots 1, 2, and 3 

Please see the Vistor Rates for details on parking in other lots on campus.
Where do I go?

All Convocation activities take place at Mount Royal's Recreation Centre.

Go to the Stanley Gym to pick up your parchment and regalia and join the other graduates of your faculty and program.

What happens next?

Once you have picked up your regalia and parchment, Mount Royal staff will help you line up in alphabetical order within your program and faculty. This is how you will cross the stage, so it is very important to stay in this order throughout the ceremony. Ceremony marshalls will lead you to the Triple Gymnasium.

What happens at the ceremony?

Ceremonies are approximately two and a half hours in duration. You and your guests are asked to remain in the Triple Gym until the conclusion of the ceremony.

The ceremony will begin with speeches and presentations of special awards, followed by you, the graduates, crossing the stage. Ceremony marshalls will tell you when it is time to stand and proceed to the stage. Your name will be read from the parchment as you cross the stage. It is important that when you reach the podium you have the parchment folder open so your name is visible to the reader.

Once your name has been read, you can proceed to center stage to greet the president and have a photograph taken. Alumni Relations will provide information in your graduation package on how to purchase this photograph.

Graduation photographs Lifetouch Photography is the official graduation photographer for Mount Royal University. 

After the ceremony
Return Regalia

Your regalia must be returned after the ceremony.

If you do not return your regalia, or if you return your regalia damaged, you may be subject to the following charges:

Regalia Type




Full Fit Robe





Celebrate! MRU alum looks good on you! Celebrate your accomplishments by entering the Grad Giveaway or stop by the Cougars Campus store to purchase grad memorabilia and your parchment frame. Share your favourite moments on social media and tag @MRUAlumni to be featured!
Stay in touch Your connection with Mount Royal doesn’t end after you graduate. As an alum, you can be a volunteer, attend alumni-specific events and stay connected digitally.  

If you still have questions, contact the Convocation Office at