Ceremony information for Graduands

Ceremony information for Graduands

When and where to arrive
You should arrive by 8:30 a.m. and no later than 9:30 a.m. for the morning ceremony or by 12:45 p.m. and no later than 1:30 p.m. for the afternoon ceremony.

Gown and Hood pick-up
Upon arrival, proceed to the Bob Davis gymnasium, Walker Complex, to pick up your Regalia ticket and be outfitted with a gown and hood.  There is no cost for the rental of your gown and hood, however, if you don't return it, you will be charged a replacement fee.

Tickets are not required for the ceremony.  Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. All guests are welcome.

How long is the ceremony?
Approximately two hours long.

Flowers, Diploma Frames, Memorabilia
You have enough on your mind on grad day, don't stress-out with last minute details. The Brock Campus Store will be set up in the Walker Complex for Convocation to help you with all your convocation needs. Pre-order your Diploma frames and jump to the front of the line to pick them up after the ceremony. More information on pre-ording a diploma frame can be found on the Campus Store webpage at:

Look for Brock giftware, flowers, official Brock jewelers and last minute items like batteries and memory cards for your convenience. You’ve worked hard for this day, and we want to help you enjoy it!


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  • On stage
    A professional photographer from CanGrad Studios will photograph each student on stage. A proof of the photograph will be sent to the student's mailing address listed under the student portal. You can contact CanGrad Studios to order additional prints by visiting their website at www.cangrad.com
  • Class Photographs
    Class composites are handled through the Brock University Student Union. Please direct your questions to their office at 905 688 5550, x3568 or via the website www.brockgrads.ca
  • Family photographs
    To book an appointment with Cangrad for family photos at Convocation, please phone (416) 253-6466 or email mail@cangrad.com (416) 253-6466 (416) 253-6466

Coats and Handbags
You may not carry anything with you during the Convocation ceremony itself. Coats and handbags may be left where you receive your gown; staff will remain on duty during the ceremony to ensure the safekeeping of your belongings.


Parking is free for the ceremonies; please follow the signs. For directions to the campus please visit brocku.ca/directions. Special Needs parking is available in all lots.  Please check our website before your arrival for


Email us at: convocation@brocku.ca

Brock graduates at convocation.
Graduands: Do You Have a Favorite Faculty Member?

Why not ask them to take part in the ceremony? Faculty members participating at Convocation will often visit with students and their families following the ceremony.