Convocation Weekend schedule | Mount Allison

Events for grads of the Classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022

Each year, Mount Allison hosts a number of celebratory events and activities for graduates during Convocation Weekend. This year marks our first in-person Convocation Weekend since 2019 — join us in celebrating the Classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022!

Convocation Weekend Bracelets

To attend Convocation Weekend social events, 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.

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. All attendees of Convocation ceremonies must be fully-vaccinated and masked.


Convocation Weekend Schedule 2022

Important note: all social grad events are open to members of the Classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022 only. Some other events are open to the public. See below for details.

Friday, May 13

9 a.m.–9 p.m.

REGISTRATION OPENS
Windsor Hall
First stop, registration! Pick up your Convocation Weekend Bracelet and keys to your on-campus accommodations. Proof of vaccination will be required when you check in at the registration table.

On-campus accommodations:

  • Classes of 2020 and 2021 — Campbell Hall
  • Class of 2022 — Harper Hall

6 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

CLASS WELCOME PARTIES
Class lounges in residence
Bring a beverage of your choice and meet up with your class for supper prior to the Garnet & Gold Gala. Meal includes southern fried chicken, beef chili, vegan chili, nacho chips, potato salad.

  • Classes of 2020 and 2021 — Campbell Hall Lounge
  • Class of 2022 — Harper Hall Lounge

9:30 p.m.–midnight

GARNET & GOLD GALA
Wallace McCain Student Centre
Music and entertainment, 400 max capacity.

Saturday, May 14

9 a.m.–2 p.m.

REGISTRATION CONTINUES
Windsor Hall
Registration continues on Saturday for late arrivals! Pick up your Convocation Weekend Bracelet and keys to your on-campus accommodations. Proof of vaccination will be required when you check-in at the registration table.

11 a.m.–1 p.m.

BRUNCH
Jennings Dining Hall

2 p.m.–4 p.m.

2022 FINE ARTS GRADUATING STUDENTS' EXHIBITION
Opening reception — Owens Art Gallery
Open to public.

2 p.m.–5 p.m.

CON WEEKEND CARNIVAL
Northside Quad
Meet up at the quad for carnival games, inflatables, and music!

4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

2020 FINE ARTS GRADUATE EXHIBITION
Opening reception — Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts
Open to public.

6 p.m.

"TACO TUESDAY" ON SATURDAY
Jennings Dining Hall
Chicken, fish, and vegetarian tacos, guacamole, mango salsa, dessert.

8 p.m.

CLASS MEET-UPS

  • Class of 2020 — Joey's
  • Class of 2021 — Ducky's
  • Class of 2022 — The Pond

Sunday, May 15

12 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

LUNCH
Jennings Dining Hall

2 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

CLASS OF 2022 — MtA TRIVIA
The Pond, Wallace McCain Student Centre
Test your trivia knowledge on everything Mount Allison for a chance to win great prizes!

1:30 p.m.

CLASSES OF 2020 AND 2021
LINE UP FOR PROCESSION

Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts

Grads: please be on hand at the Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts one hour before your ceremony. Have your cap, gown, and hood with you.

2:30 p.m.

CLASSES OF 2020 AND 2021
CONVOCATION CELEBRATION

Convocation Hall

Grads: please be on hand at the Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts one hour before your ceremony. Have your cap, gown, and hood with you.

If you have friends or family attending the ceremony, you can reserve tickets when you order your academic regalia. Limit of two guests.

All attendees of Convocation ceremonies must be fully-vaccinated and masked.

7 p.m.

CONVOCATION WEEKEND RECITAL
Brunton Auditorium, M.Y. Bell Conservatory of Music
Open to public.

8 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

THANK YOU RECEPTION HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 2022
Jennings Dining Hall
Thanking our Mount Allison community, family, and friends! Enjoy a taste of Sackville with food from local establishments. Open to members of the Class of 2022 — and their family and friends. Cost: $5 at the door

Monday, May 16

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

DIPLOMA FRAMING
Tweedie Hall, Wallace McCain Student Centre
Get your diploma framed on the spot! Diploma frames are especially designed for Mount Allison graduates — each matting option is emblazoned with the University crest — and made to fit and complement the Mount Allison diploma.

8:30 a.m.

CLASS OF 2022 — BSc, MSc, BComm
LINE UP FOR MORNING CONVOCATION PROCESSION

Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts

Grads: please be on hand at the Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts one hour before your ceremony. Have your cap, gown, hood (folded) with you.

9:30 a.m.

CLASS OF 2022 — BSc, MSc, BComm
MORNING CONVOCATION CEREMONY

Convocation Hall

Grads: please be on hand at the Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts one hour before your ceremony. Have your cap, gown, hood (folded) with you.

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

If you have friends or family attending the ceremony, you can reserve tickets when you order your academic regalia. Limit of two guests.

All attendees of Convocation ceremonies must be fully-vaccinated and masked.

1:30 p.m.

CLASS OF 2022 — BA, BMus, BFA
LINE UP FOR AFTERNOON CONVOCATION PROCESSION

Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts

Grads: please be on hand at the Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts one hour before your ceremony. Have your cap, gown, hood (folded) with you.

2:30 p.m.

CLASS OF 2022 — BA, BMus, BFA
AFTERNOON CONVOCATION CEREMONY

Convocation Hall

Grads: please be on hand at the Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts one hour before your ceremony. Have your cap, gown, hood (folded) with you.

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

If you have friends or family attending the ceremony, you can reserve tickets when you order your academic regalia. Limit of two guests.

All attendees of Convocation ceremonies must be fully-vaccinated and masked.