Mount Royal University graduates


Graduation & Convocation

Fall 2020 Ceremonies

Drive-in style ceremonies will take place on Wed., Nov. 4 and Thurs., Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. and Fri. Nov. at 10 a.m.

If you are attending please refer to the information below.

If you are unable to attend, you can:

  • watch the livestream of each ceremony here. Please note only the names of graduates attending in person will be read
  • watch an online Convocation video for each faculty that will be available on this page by November 15. Each video will include portions of the livestream and the name of each graduate said out loud and on a screen
  • refer to the Convocation program. Please fill out this form by February 1, 2021 if you wish to receive a hard copy of the booklet. 

Important Information For Those Attending


You can arrive and begin parking in lot 2 up to one hour before the ceremony begins. Spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. All vehicles must be in place 15 minutes before the ceremony begins.


There will be individuals directing traffic flow into the campus off Richardson Way on the northwest side of campus. Upon arrival, a parking attendant will direct you to a parking stall in lot 2, where the ceremony will take place.

Motorhomes and oversized vehicles are not permitted to ensure all guests can view the screens. Limousines are also not permitted because they will not fit into parking spaces.

Once you are parked, please turn your engine off. Do not exit your vehicle during the ceremony unless it is to use the washroom.

Ceremony radio station and program

Please tune your radio to FM 88.5 to listen to the ceremony. There will be music on the radio station, along with videos and information on the screens playing for one hour before and for one hour after the ceremony.

Follow along in the Convocation program. Please fill out this form by February 1, 2021 if you wish to receive a hard copy of the booklet. 

COVID-19 measures

As convocation is a ceremony, rather than a social gathering, it can proceed in alignment with Alberta Health Services’ restrictions based on the protocols in place.

For everyone’s health and safety, students and guests cannot gather informally outside of vehicles before, after or during the convocation ceremony. Instead, please stay in your vehicle unless you need to use the washroom. If washroom access is required, please go directly to and from the facilities from your car, practise physical distancing and wear a mask when in indoor public spaces.

If you are experiencing COVID symptoms, please stay home.


Washrooms are located on the Cougars concourse through the Recreation Entrance. You must wear a mask and use hand sanitizer to enter the University.

Convocation is a public event and photographs/video taken at convocation may be used for promotional purposes.

Grad portraits

Lifetouch Photography is Mount Royal University's official grad portrait provider. Lifetouch will be offering in-studio portrait sittings. Please sign up for an appointment online, or call 403.255.5440. Visit Lifetouch Photography for additional information on what to bring. Lifetouch will confirm your sitting along with the health and safety procedures they will be following. There will be no on-campus portrait studio available this year.

No longer in Calgary? That's okay, Lifetouch has studio partners across Canada who will take you booking and honour the MRU's preferred sitting fee. Find a location near you.


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