Each graduand must first apply to graduate and then complete the Convocation attendance form, both of which are available on MyMRU. There are important deadlines associated with each application
Preparing to attend Convocation
If you meet all graduation requirements for your program and your Convocation Attendance form has been received, there is little that you need to do leading up to Convocation day.
We respect that Convocation is a day to celebrate with friends and family; however, due to the capacity of our venue, guest attendance will be limited to four per graduand.
Lifetouch Photography is the official graduation photographer for Mount Royal University. There will be an opportunity to have graduation photographs taken on campus. In addition, Lifetouch will be available for graduates on Convocation day on a first come, first served basis.
Graduates should arrive on campus no later than one hour prior to the ceremony.
Even with submission of the Convocation Attendance form, Mount Royal cannot guarantee ceremony inclusion if you arrive after the scheduled ceremony start time.
All graduates will wear a navy blue gown and cap. You will also wear a coloured hood that is specific to your program of study. Graduation gowns usually hang just below the knees. Beneath the gown, most graduands wear business casual attire.
Complimentary parking is available for you and your guests in all student and visitor parking lots.
Once you have picked up your regalia and parchment, Mount Royal staff will help you line up in alphabetical order within your program and faculty. This is how you will cross the stage, so it is very important to stay in this order throughout the ceremony. Ceremony marshalls will lead you to the Triple Gymnasium.
Ceremonies are approximately two and a half hours in duration. You and your guests are asked to remain in the Triple Gym until the conclusion of the ceremony.
The ceremony will begin with speeches and presentations of special awards, followed by you, the graduates, crossing the stage. Ceremony marshalls will tell you when it is time to stand and proceed to the stage. The dean or associate dean for your faculty will read your name from the parchment. It is important that when you reach the podium you have the parchment folder open so your name is visible to the reader.
Once your name has been read, you can proceed to center stage to greet the president and have a photograph taken. Alumni and Community Relations will provide information on how to purchase this photograph.
After the ceremony
Your regalia must be returned to the Multi-Purpose room (U133) after the ceremony.
Still have questions? Contact the Convocation Office at email@example.com.