Convocation Attendance

Convocation Attendance

Each graduand must first apply to graduate and then complete a Convocation attendance form. There are important deadlines associated with each application.


 Before the ceremony

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. Once you have filled out your applications to graduate and attend convocation we will be in contact with further information. 

Convocation day
What do I wear? 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.
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?

Upon arrival, students will be directed to complimentary parking for them and their guests in the appropriate parking location.

Where do I go?

Signage and volunteers will direct your vehicle to the appropriate parking location.

What happens at the ceremony? Ceremonies are approximately two and a half hours in duration. You and your guests are asked to remain in your vehicle until the conclusion of the ceremony. The ceremony will begin with speeches and presentations of special awards, followed by you, the graduates having their names read. Alumni Relations will provide information in your graduation package on how to purchase photographs.
Graduation photographs 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.

After the ceremony
Celebrate! Celebrate your accomplishments with family and friends - you're now a Mount Royal University graduate. Congratulations!
Stay in touch As part of the alumni community, Mount Royal wants you to stay in touch. Visit Alumni Relations for information on alumni benefits, services and events.

If you still have questions, contact the Convocation Office at