Family and guests

Please note: Brock’s Fall 2020 Convocation will be held online, and a celebration portal will launch on Friday, October 16 as the University continues to follow public health guidelines around large gatherings. On this date graduands will receive a personalized email invitation to their Brock email, including a link and the time the portal will open. The portal will remain open for an extended period of time so students and their loved ones can view at your convenience. In addition to their personalized online ceremony, graduands will receive a customized Convocation package mailed to their homes.

Graduands will also be invited to an in-person event once the University is able to safely hold a ceremony.

The following information is for an in-person event only.

Important information

There will be a reception with light refreshments immediately following the ceremony in the Convocation tent. Hope to see you there!

Please check with your graduand for the date and time of the ceremony. The ceremony is approximately two hours long and is held in the Ian Beddis Gymnasium, Walker Complex. Tickets are not required. Seating consists of chairs with backs. Bleacher seating is available for latecomers. Guests should be seated no less than 30 minutes prior to the ceremony’s scheduled start time. Those arriving within 20 minutes of the scheduled start time will be required to wait until after the procession of graduates and platform party members is complete, and will be admitted only at a suitable break determined by the convocation staff.

Parking is free for the ceremonies; please follow the signs. Guests with special needs can be dropped off at the door to the Walker Complex.

The facility is wheelchair accessible. If you use a wheelchair or require reserved seating to accommodate other needs, please contact for assistance. Learn more about accessibility at Brock.

The Brock Campus Store will be set up in the Walker Complex. Pre-order your diploma frames and jump to the front of the line to pick them up after the ceremony. Brock giftware, flowers, official Brock jewellers and last minute items such as batteries and memory cards will also be available.

On-campus accommodations

Accommodations for overnight guests may be available on-campus and can be booked with Conference Services. Please visit Conference Services or contact the North Service Desk in Earp Residence at x3706 in order to book.

Off-campus accommodations

A discounted rate is available from the following hotels by quoting Brock University Convocation:

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