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Convocation ceremonies at the University of Guelph-Humber are held in June. This is when degrees and diplomas are conferred to students who successfully complete programs as prescribed by the university. It’s a celebration for graduating students, their supports, and the entire university community.

How to Act

Convocation is a time for celebration, it’s an opportunity to honour your success and achievements with faculty, peers, and family. But this event is a shared experience, how you act and behave impacts others.  We ask that you help create a positive atmosphere by choosing to celebrate in a respectful manner. 

Before you’re officially a Guelph-Humber Grad, here are some additional things to remember to ensure Convocation is a positive and safe experience for everyone: 

  • You must bring your University of Guelph-Humber Student ID card or valid government-issued photo ID in order to check in at the Toronto Congress Centre.   
  • All graduating students are required to wear only official University of Guelph-Humber academic gowns and hoods at their ceremony. 
  • If you are a First Nations, Inuit or Métis graduate you may opt to wear your cultural regalia, in lieu of the academic gown, for convocation ceremonies. 
  • You may NOT carry any articles into convocation including purses, flowers, coats, phones, flags, signs etc. during your ceremony. Please leave them with guests, in your vehicle or at home.  
  • Pins, sashes, stoles, cords or accessories are not a part of the University’s approved academic regalia and may not be worn over academic regalia during ceremonies. 
  • Any attire promoting hate or violence, including racism of any kind will not be permitted. 
  • Once you check in and have picked up your gown, you will be asked to remain in the event space.