Convocation 2023

Ceremony Information

Graduands' Assembly Area

After graduands check-in, they will be directed to the marshalling area for assembly for Convocation.  You only need to have your call card with you.  Your diploma and personal belongings should be left with a relative or friend as that area will not be secured during the ceremony.

Crossing the Stage

When graduands proceed on stage and their name is called, the Orator’s Marshall directs them to the Chancellor. The graduates then proceed off the stage to be directed back to their seat.

The Ceremony

Convocation sessions typically begin on time and run between 90 minutes to two hours depending on the number of graduands. It is strongly recommended that small children not attend Convocation.

Accessibility Accommodations

If you (the Graduand) require special accommodations to cross the stage, or to be seated for the ceremony, you may contact Student Disability Services at or 519-253-3000, ext. 3288

If your guest requires special seating, please inform them to show up at least one hour prior to the ceremony. If your guest requires special accommodation such as hearing-impaired interpreters, please contact Shari Turcotte at at least one month prior, so arrangements can be made.  Convocation staff will be on hand to assist with seating. There will be a handicapped parking drop off area where the public enters.  The university will not be able to supply wheelchairs, walkers or canes or other devices. 

Parking on Convocation Day

Convocation ceremonies are being held at the Toldo Lancer Centre, we kindly ask that all Graduates and guests give themselves enough travel and parking time to avoid being late for the ceremonies.  Parking is free for all Graduates and attendees. 

Diploma Framing

Graduation diplomas can be beautifully framed by the Alumni Association in an official University of Windsor frame. For details visit Diploma Framing Services. Prices vary depending on frame style. Framing is also available on convocation days at the Toldo Lancer Centre.

Convocation Sessions are Broadcast

All convocation ceremonies are webcast live at the Convocation web site.  Archived sessions are also available.


Lifetouch photography is located on campus in the CAW Centre, lower level, unit b-101. Phone: 519-253-3000 ext. 1493. Composites will be available for pick-up at convocation. Lifetouch photography will be available on site the day fo Convocation. Cameras are permitted at Convocation but some areas are not accessible.

One final note

Convocation is a very important event – perhaps the most memorable of a student’s university experience. Arriving early will ensure that all Graduands are able to proceed across the stage in order. As a courtesy to all attendees, Graduands and guests are asked to remain in attendance for the entire ceremony.

Enjoy your special day!