Ceremony Information for Guests

Ceremony Information for Guests


Where is the ceremony?
The ceremonies are held in the Ian Beddis gymnasium, Walker Complex.  Please follow the signs on campus.

Where do I go when I arrive?
Please head directly to the Ian Beddis gymnasium and take a seat. The graduand procession begins 20 minutes before the start of the ceremony.

Guests are not permitted to enter the gymnasium during the graduand and faculty processions.

Are tickets required?
While tickets are not required, seating is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.  Seating consist of chairs with backs.  Bleachers are also available for latecomers. If you require special seating please let us know at convocation@brocku.ca

How long is the ceremony?
Approximately two hours long.

Will there be flowers, rings, Brock memorabilia, diploma frames and gifts available on-site at Convocation?
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. 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!

Special Assistance for Guests with Disabilities
Special assistance seating is available for each person requiring assistance plus one additional guest only. All other guests must sit in the general seating area. Please contact Diana Panter at 905 688 5550, x3429 or email convocation@brocku.ca to make formal arrangements.

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 prior to your arrival for any updates regarding construction on campus.


On-Campus Accommodations
Accommodations for overnight guests may be available on-campus. Please contact Conference Services for additional information and to confirm availability. Visit their website at: Conference Services webpage for overnight guests

Off-Campus Accommodations
A discounted rate is available by quoting "Brock University Convocation" from the following hotels:

Additional information on accommodations and tourist information can be found at www.tourismstcatharines.ca

Still have questions?
Email us at convocation@brocku.ca

Graduate with family at convocation.
Convocation is a time for celebration!

While there is no limit on how many guests you may invite, seating is on a first-come, first serve basis. Guests must be seated thirty minutes prior to the ceremony as the student processions begins shortly after. Please contact us directly should you require special assistance seating.