Find the answers to many common questions about this special day.

If you don't find your answers here, please email [email protected] 


When will the ceremony be held?

Saturday Oct. 19. Ceremony time TBD.   

Please visit the Ceremony and Program Order tab for information on where your program will assemble prior to the ceremony. 

A livestream feed will be available the day before through social media and will be available on the Ceremony page. Full access details will be provided on that page.

What time do I need to be here?

Convocates are required to be in their assigned assembly room (see Ceremony and Program Order tab, this will be updated closer to the event date) 45 minutes prior to the start of their ceremony. Convocates only in the assembly area/rooms. 

What about my personal items?

Please do not carry coats, bags, cameras, flowers or other souvenirs with you from the assembly area into the convocate seating area. You are not able to carry personal items across the stage and you may not get back to the same seat during the ceremony. Do not leave items in the assembly rooms. 

Items can be checked at the Coat Check room in AN1801 before going to your assembly room. The Coat Check room will only remain open for 30 minutes AFTER the ceremony ends, please be sure to pick up your items immediately after the ceremony. 


When and where do I pick up my cap and gown?

Gown packages can be picked up at the Bookstore daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting Tuesday, Oct. 15, through Friday, Oct. 18

If you are unable to come during these designated times, please email [email protected] to discuss other options. 

Gowns, stoles, cap and tassel are yours to keep. Degree hoods must be returned to the Bookstore by 1 p.m. ceremony day.   

You can pick up a gown for a family member or friend. 

I am unable to attend the ceremony, how do I receive my parchment?

Convocates that are unable to attend will have their parchment mailed to them after the ceremony date. Confirm your mailing address is up to date in our system to ensure your parchment reaches you.

  1. Log into Self Service
  2. Select your ID in the top right corner
  3. Select USER PROFILE
  4. Scroll to view and edit (if necessary)
What’s in my gown package?

Our friendly Bookstore staff will give you a package with your souvenir gown, cap, and tassel.

If you identified as Indigenous in our system, you will also receive a LC Indigenous Services Buffalo stole to wear over your academic centre stole.

If you are graduating with Academic Honours With Great Distinction (President’s List with a 4.0 Cumulative Program GPA) you will receive a gold cord which signifies your academic achievement. If you are graduating with Academic Honours with Distinction (Dean’s List with a 3.75-3.99 Cumulative Program GPA) you’ll receive a silver cord, signifying your academic achievement.

If you are graduating from a degree program, you will be provided with your degree hood. THIS DEGREE HOOD MUST BE RETURNED to the Bookstore before 4:30 p.m. on ceremony day. A $200 fee will be assessed if a student fails to return the degree hood.

Where do I park?

Parking is free on campus Convocation Day. It is recommended that Convocates park in Lots E and F and enter through the Founders Square doors.

Parking Map