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Convocation

Convocation is an event for family, friends, staff and faculty to recognize our graduates and all that they have achieved in their time at the College.



2022 Convocation


May 14, 2022 at 1:30pm
Reception to follow. 

St. Mark's Chapel
5935 Iona Dr.
Vancouver, BC V6T 2L2




  • Planning your Day


    Learn how to make the most of your convocation ceremony.

    Before the ceremony

    • Transportation and parking – We advise you to arrive early, carpool or take public transit. No parking spots will be available at the Colleges.


    Students taking graduation portraits

    • 10:00-11:00am –Pick up your academic regalia in Plato's Cave
    • 10:30-11:30am – Take your graduation portrait. Make sure you book your spot in advance


    Students not taking graduation portraits

    12:00pm – Venue doors open for guests
    12:00-12:30pm – Pick up your academic regalia in Room 300


    All students

    12:30pm – Protocol briefing for students (mandatory). You will receive instructions on the processional, how to accept your degree, seating, etc
    1:30pm – Students process into the venue, ceremony begins
    3:30-5:00pm – Reception in Courtyard (weather dependent) and Plato’s Cave
    Before 5:00pm – Return academic regalia in Room 300

  • Photography and video recording


    Event coverage

    Convocation ceremonies are photographed and/or video recorded by Corpus Christi-St. Mark’s for archival, educational, and related promotional purposes. By attending or participating in these events, you are giving your consent to be photographed and/or video recorded.
    If you do not wish to be photographed and/or video recorded, please let us know and move to the side before recording begins.

    Photos from the official event photographer will be shared with graduates two weeks after the ceremony.

    Graduation Portraits

    Sign-up for graduation portraits will open in early April. Stay tuned for more details.

  • Mask policy


    Planning a safe in-person convocation during a pandemic is complex and requires all of us to continue to take care and act with caution. Although masks are not required at Convocation, we welcome and encourage the use of masks, especially indoors and in areas where you may be in close proximity to others. Please be understanding and compassionate of people’s individual circumstances and individual choices about masks.

    We will continue to monitor Provincial Health Orders on Gatherings and Events and will keep you informed if recommendations change.

  • Parking Information


    Parking will not be available in the St. Mark's College parking lot. We suggest using UBC's North Parkade (6115 Student Union Boulevard), which is about a ten-minute walk from Corpus Christi-St. Mark's. For details about UBC parkades and accessibility, please consult the UBC Parking Map.

    If you are a guest with mobility concerns, please contact [email protected] to discuss options.

  • Frequently Asked Questions


    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)

  • Questions?


    I have a question about applying to graduate and/or convocation that has not been answered in the FAQs. Who can I contact?

    Contact Rikki Liu, Coordinator, Registrarial Services
    E: [email protected]






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