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Convocation Schedule

Convocation 2020

Given the current situation regarding COVID-19, the University of Guelph-Humber has decided to postpone our June convocation ceremonies and will hold these during the fall instead. Graduates will be mailed their credentials and all will be invited to attend fall ceremonies.

Detailed timings are provided below for each of the ceremonies.

10:00am ceremony - Programs TBA

  • 9:00am – Students are requested to arrive a minimum of one hour before their ceremony begins. Students should go to the Student Area to check in.
  • 9:15am – Guests can be seated in the Convocation Hall.
  • 9:20am – Students will begin receiving instructions.
  • 9:40am – Guests will receive Welcome Address.
  • 9:45am – Students will process into the Convocation Hall.
  • 10:00am – Convocation ceremony will begin.
  • 11:30am – Convocation ceremony will conclude.
  • 11:30am - 12:30pm – Post-ceremony Alumni Reception will take place in the Lobby.

1:30pm ceremony - Programs TBA

  • 12:30pm – Students are requested to arrive a minimum of one hour before their ceremony begins. Students should go to the Student Area to check in.
  • 12:45pm – Guests can be seated in the Convocation Hall.
  • 12:50pm – Students will begin receiving instructions.
  • 1:10pm – Guests will receive Welcome Address.
  • 1:15pm – Students will process into the Convocation Hall.
  • 1:30pm – Convocation ceremony will begin.
  • 3:00pm – Convocation ceremony will conclude.
  • 3:00pm - 3:30pm – Post-ceremony Alumni Reception will take place in the Lobby.

4:30pm ceremony - Programs TBA

  • 3:30pm – Students are requested to arrive a minimum of one hour before their ceremony begins. Students should go to the Student Area to check in.
  • 3:45pm – Guests can be seated in the Convocation Hall.
  • 3:50pm – Students will begin receiving instructions.
  • 4:10pm – Guests will receive Welcome Address.
  • 4:15pm – Students will process into the Convocation Hall.
  • 4:30pm – Convocation ceremony will begin.
  • 6:00pm – Convocation ceremony will conclude.
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm – Post-ceremony Alumni Reception will take place in the Lobby.

Other Ceremony Information

All graduating students are required to arrive an hour before the ceremony start time in order to pick up gowns and other required materials.

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. Latecomers will be directed by the Ushers and seated at a suitable time in the proceedings.

Guests are encouraged to arrive together if they would like to be seated together, as we are unable to accommodate reserving rows or groups of seats.

Please note, only guests who arrive with a ticket (printed or on a mobile device) will be allowed into the Convocation Hall.

Parking

There is limited parking available on site at Pearson Convention Center. We recommend that guests carpool to the venue when possible.

Parking attendants will be available to direct the flow of traffic and ensure accommodations as necessary.

Live Streaming

Guests who are unable to attend the ceremony in person are still able to watch from home. The ceremonies will be streamed live on the University of Guelph-Humber website through The ceremonies will be streamed live on the University of Guelph-Humber website through this link.