Will Convocation May 2022 be held virtually or in-person?
Convocation will be held in-person. It will not be broadcast live or recorded for distribution.
I am unable to attend Convocation in person – how will I get my parchment?
Students who do not participate in the Convocation ceremony can pick up their parchment from the Office of the Registrar up to 10 days following the ceremony, after which it will be mailed to the address on file. Please ensure your information is up to date in My LION
How many guests can each graduand bring?
Each graduand may invite and reserve seats for up to 4 guests to attend in-person. Registrations are non-transferable.
Will graduands be required to reserve seats/tickets for their guests?
Yes, all graduands must reserve seats/tickets for their guests in advance. Reserve guest seats
Graduands do not need to reserve seating for themselves. However, they do need to confirm their attendance.
When will graduands be able to reserve seats/tickets for guests?
The guest seat reservation system will open at the beginning of April. Graduands will be advised via email when the reservation form opens.
How do I get extra seats for my guests?
Following the deadline to register for guest seating, we will make every effort to provide graduands with the opportunity to register extra guests. Graduands will receive a notification email if there are extra seats available and additional guest seating will be offered on a first come, first served basis.
Are children included in the guest count when registering to attend convocation in-person?
Children under the age of 2, who will be seated on the lap of a registered guest, will not be included in the guest count. Children under 2 do not need to be registered.
Is there a coat check for graduands?
There is not a formal coat check but graduands are able to leave items in the classroom where they get ready. Valuable items such as purses, cell phones, and bags should be given to your ceremony guests to hold.
Is there anything else I should bring to Convocation?
If you want to be extra prepared, you can bring safety pins for your gown and bobby pins for your cap (please note: only the BA students and Masters students wear caps)