Frequently asked questions

Graduation marks the completion of your studies - you have successfully completed all the necessary requirements in your program. As a result, you will receive an academic degree, diploma or certificate.

Convocation is a time-honoured tradition that commemorates graduates' accomplishments. It refers to the formal ceremony where the administration, faculty, Mount Royal community, family and friends honour graduates' achievements.

Your Convocation regalia will include a gown, cap and tassel. Prior to the ceremony you can pick up your regalia at the Multi-Purpose room (U133), located next to the Stanley Gymnasium. You must return your gown immediately following the ceremony to room U133. The cap and tassel are souvenir items for you to keep.

You should proceed to room U133, the Multi-Purpose room next to the Stanley Gymnasium, to pick up your regalia. Then continue to the Stanley Gymnasium to receive your parchment, line up and prepare for your ceremony. Your name is read from your parchment as you cross the stage so please keep it with you at all times. Mount Royal staff will be available to help participants gown and prepare to proceed to the Triple Gymnasium.

Graduates will line up with their classmates for the academic procession in the same order as their names appear in the Convocation program, which will be provided at the gym.

If you believe your name may be difficult to pronounce, please notify a staff member and the readers will be informed of the phonetic pronunciation of your name.
Complimentary parking is available in all student, employee and visitor parking lots the day of the ceremonies.
A photographer will be on site for those who wish to have their photo taken on the day of the ceremony. Graduates are encouraged to have photos taken in advance to avoid long lineups on the day of the ceremony. The student information package includes information on how to book an advance photo session.
You are eligible to be a member of the Mount Royal Alumni Association if:
  • you have successfully completed at least 30 credits of credit courses,
  • one year has passed since you have enrolled, or
  • you have completed a certificate, diploma or degree program at Mount Royal.
If you have chosen not to attend Convocation your parchment will be mailed out to you the first business day after the ceremony. The parchment will be mailed to the most current address we have on file for you. Please ensure you update your record with your most current address.