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Information for Graduates and Guests

Information for Guests:

Guest Tickets

  • Guest tickets can be printed or sent electronically to guests from the graduate’s MarchingOrder account
  • Guests must present a printed copy or electronic copy of their ticket to enter the Pearson Convention Centre
  • Tickets are barcoded and can only be used once
  • Only guests with a ticket will be allowed entry into the Convocation Hall
  • The ceremony will be broadcast live for guests who are unable to attend
  • More information about guest tickets

Guest Seating

  • Guests should arrive 45 minutes before the start of the ceremony and be seated, in the Convocation Hall, 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the ceremony
  • Seating is available on a first come, first served basis
  • Guests who would like to be seated together should arrive together
  • We cannot reserve groups of seats or rows in advance
  • Latecomers will be directed by the ushers to be seated at a suitable time during the ceremony

Information for Graduates:

Graduand Arrival

View the complete ceremony schedule.

Graduating students are required to arrive at the Pearson Convention Centre a minimum of 60 minutes prior to the scheduled start of their ceremony.

Please arrange to leave purses and other belongings with your guests. We cannot guarantee the security of any personal items left in the Student Area.

In the student area you will:

  • Pick up your gown
  • Pick up your hood and MarchingOrder name card
  • Visit the Alumni Services table

The Convocation Ceremony

The Marshals will provide you with instructions prior to processing into the Convocation Hall. You will be lined up in alphabetical order and by academic program. Marshals will do their best to escort latecomers into the lineup, but you risk not being in proper alphabetical order if you arrive late. The Marshals will lead you into the Convocation Hall and guide you through each part of the ceremony.

Alumni Reception

Immediately following the ceremony, all graduates and their guests are invited to join the Alumni Reception! Enjoy our photo zones, ring the UofGH Bell to symbolize the transition from student to alumni, and visit our on-site vendors. Following the reception, please return your gown and hood to the designated Gown Return Area. Your grad cap is yours to keep!

Share your photos and videos on social media using #GHgrad

Take a photo with the mascot, Swoop! Grab a selfie with your favourite professor! We encourage you to share your photos and videos on social media using #GHgrad. Follow along online to see friends from other ceremonies share their memories!

Not Attending Convocation?

Parchments will be mailed to the home address the University of Guelph-Humber has on file after the Convocation proceedings.