Attend Convocation | Mount Allison

May 13-16, 2022

Celebrating the Classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022!

There will be several in-person Convocation ceremonies over Convocation Weekend:

date of ceremony time classes
Sunday, May 15 2:30 p.m. Classes of 2020 & 2021
Monday, May 16

9:30 a.m.
2:30 p.m.

Class of 2022 — BSc, MSc, BComm
Class of 2022 — BA, BMus, BFA

» Can't make it in person? Watch our livestream!

Mount Allison will be hosting a number of celebratory events and activities for graduates during Convocation Weekend. See our full schedule.

Important note: as has been the case all year, Convocation ceremonies and events have been organized with safety top of mind and therefore all attendees must be fully-vaccinated and masked.

Class of 2022 — not attending Convocation? Let us know!


Convocation checklist

For the Classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022

1 — Order your cap, gown, and hood

Order online: rent your academic regalia (cap, gown, hood) online in advance of your ceremony. You can reserve your Convocation guest tickets at the same time.

Pickup: gowns will be available for pick up at Tweedie Hall (WMSC) during Convocation Weekend:

  • Saturday, May 14 — 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 15 — 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Monday, May 16 — 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Pricing: $40 for the weekend, with a $20 deposit returned when regalia is returned.

Return: return your cap, gown, and hood immediately following the ceremony at Tweedie Hall.

Questions? Contact bssmanager@mta.ca.

 

ABOUT GOWNS AND HOODS

The Mount Allison academic hoods vary by colour according to degree. Gown rentals will be available at the Wallace McCain Student Centre during Convocation Weekend.

  • Arts — edged with garnet silk with gold silk ornamentation
  • Science — edged with old gold
  • Commerce — edged with light grey
  • Music — edged with royal blue
  • Fine Arts — edged with green with orange ornamentation

Learn more about the history of Convocation and our academic regalia.

2 — Reserve your Convocation tickets for guests

Each member of the Classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022 can have a maximum of two guest tickets for their Convocation ceremony (graduating students do not require tickets to attend their own graduation ceremony).

Reserve your guest tickets when you order your academic regalia rental.

Tickets can be picked up during Convocation Weekend when you collect your gown rental in Tweedie Hall.

FAQ

What if I can't pick up my tickets in time? If special circumstances prevent you from picking up your reserved tickets, please e-mail graduation@mta.ca or call (506) 364-2269. Otherwise any tickets not picked up by 4 p.m. on Sunday will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis at Convocation Hall on Convocation Day.

Can I have more than two tickets? Extra Convocation tickets are no longer available.

Questions? E-mail graduation@mta.ca.

3 — Book your on-campus accommodations

Accommodations in our residences are available throughout Convocation Weekend.

Questions? Please e-mail reservations@mta.ca.

4 — Purchase your Convocation Weekend Bracelet

Mount Allison is hosting a number of celebratory events and activities for graduates during Convocation Weekend.

Purchase your Convocation Weekend Bracelet on Eventbrite! Bracelets are $20 and will provide you access to all social events, including meals.

Convocation Weekend Bracelets are required to attend events and must be purchased in advance. NO TICKETS will be sold at the door for any event or meal.

HEALTH AND SAFETY — proof of vaccination will be mandatory to attend social events and meals during Convocation Weekend. Masks will be mandatory in all indoor spaces, and outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained.

5 — Prepare for your Convocation ceremony

Find out what to expect at your ceremony, from where to meet for the student procession to how to cross the stage.

See the full Convocation Weekend schedule for times.

6 — Information for your family and guests

Share the details with your family and friends who will be joining you at your graduation so they can plan their day: from how and when to arrive to what to do after the ceremony to continue the celebrations.

7 — If you (or your guests) have accessibility needs

Any student or guest who requires accessibility accommodations at Convocation Hall should e-mail conferences@mta.ca before Convocation Day.

Captioning (CART) can be accessed at https://2020archive.1capapp.com/event/mta. Assistance will be available in the Convocation Hall Foyer if required.

8 — After the ceremony

Return your academic regalia rental — to Tweedie Hall, and receive your $20 deposit.

Diploma framing — Tweedie Hall, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Following the Convocation ceremonies, you'll have the opportunity to purchase diploma frames especially designed for Mount Allison graduates. Each matting option is emblazoned with the University crest and frames are made to fit and complement the Mount Allison diploma.

Bookstore — get your garnet and gold scarves, mittens, and shirts through the Mount Allison Bookstore, open all through Convocation Weekend!