Convocation Attendance

Convocation Attendance

Each graduand must first apply to graduate and then complete the Convocation attendance form, both of which are available on MyMRU. There are important deadlines associated with each application.

Ceremony Times

Mount Royal University has made the decision to postpone the Spring 2020 Convocation ceremonies (June 3, 4 and 5) to Fall 2020. Please check back in mid-August for further details. 

Preparing to attend Convocation

If you meet all graduation requirements for your program and your Convocation Attendance form has been received, there is little that you need to do leading up to Convocation day.

  1. Login to MyMRU
  2. Click on My Program
  3. Go to Graduation and Convocation
  4. Click on Apply to attend convocation
  5. Follow the instructions

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.

Lifetouch Photography is the official graduation photographer for Mount Royal University. There will be an opportunity to have graduation photographs taken on campus. In addition, Lifetouch will be available for graduates on Convocation day on a first come, first served basis.

Convocation day

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.

All graduates will wear a navy blue gown and cap. You will also wear a coloured hood that is specific to your program of study. Graduation gowns usually hang just below the knees. Beneath the gown, most graduands wear business casual attire.

Complimentary parking is available for you and your guests in all student and visitor parking lots.

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

First, pick up your regalia from the Multi-Purpose room (U133). From there, go next door to the Stanley Gym to pick up your parchment and join the other graduates of your faculty and program.

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.

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.

After the ceremony

Your regalia must be returned to the Multi-Purpose room (U133) after the ceremony.

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

Regalia Type Cost
Robe $109.00
Full Fit Robe $150.00
Hood $83.00



Celebrate your accomplishments with family and friends - you're now a Mount Royal University graduate. Congratulations!
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More Information

Still have questions? Contact the Convocation Office at