Convocation Ceremony

Celebrate your accomplishments with friends, family, faculty and staff at convocation. Convocation is a ticketed event; all graduates and guests need a ticket to attend. We host a live webcast of the ceremony so that friends and family from out of town can watch you walk across the stage.

Spring 2024 Convocation: June 18, 19 & 20, 2024

RSVP, order tickets & rent regalia

This is time sensitive information and we encourage you to check your inbox frequently after you submit your application to graduate. To attend Convocation, you must be approved to graduate.

After you have been approved to graduate, you will receive an invitation to Convocation by email. The invitation is sent from and includes a link to an order form from Gaspard. Complete the form by the deadline indicated in the email to:

  • let us know you are attending convocation
  • order and pay for your regalia
  • reserve up to four tickets for your guests
  • request up to two additional guest tickets if space is available


Your email invitation to Convocation contains a link to an order form from Gaspard. You must complete the order form and submit your payment by 11:59 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Monday, May 27, 2024 to let us know you are attending your Convocation ceremony.

If you do not submit your order by the deadline, you will not be able to attend the ceremony. We cannot accept late RSVPs.


You must wear a cap and gown to cross the stage at your Convocation ceremony. Indigenous students are invited to wear the Indigenous stole. The gown rental fee is $58.00 (tax included).

Before beginning your registration, please have on hand:

  • Your MacEwan Student Id number
  • Payment (Visa debit, Visa, Mastercard or Discovery credit card with the billing address and postal code for security verification).


Convocation is a ticketed event. You and your guests must have a ticket to enter the Winspear Centre.

Reserving Guest tickets

You may reserve up to four tickets for guests when you submit your RSVP order form. All guests, including children and babies, will need a ticket. Guest tickets are general, unassigned seating for your specific ceremony date and time.

Requesting extra tickets

You may request up to two additional guest tickets when you RSVP. Additional tickets are based on availability and not guaranteed.

Your ticket

Your graduate ticket will have an assigned seat and is automatically included when you RSVP. Your ticket will be included with your regalia, guest tickets and name card as part of the convocation package you must pick up on campus during Convocation Kickoff Fair.

Any outstanding fees on your student account (including Library and Residence) must be paid by May 27, 2024. If you have outstanding fees after this date, your parchment will be withheld until your account is cleared.

Regalia and tickets will be available for pickup at the Convocation Kickoff Fair. Your Convocation pack will include your:

  • Graduate ticket
  • Guest tickets
  • Gown
  • Cap and tassel
  • Hood
  • Cords (if applicable)
  • Indigenous stole (if requested)
  • Name card

Photo ID is required for pick up. If you cannot pick up your Convocation package, you can have a friend or family member pick it up on your behalf. Please email with the name of the person picking up your package. They will be asked to show photo ID.

Dates & Deadlines

Outstanding fees May 27, 2024
RSVP, ticket and gown orders May 27, 2024
Cancellations and/or regalia order refunds May 27, 2024
Convocation Kickoff Fair and package pickup June 13 & 14, 2024
Spring 2024 Ceremonies June 18, 19 & 20, 2024
Gown rental returns Immediately after your ceremony

Convocation Kickoff Fair

June 13 & 14, 2024
Main floor Building 7, and across campus

Pick up your Convocation package and get ready to celebrate with your peers, faculty, and staff who supported your success. There will be grad-themed activities, photo backdrops across campus and discounts from the M Store and other vendors.

Thursday, June 13
3 – 8 p.m.

Friday, June 14
8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Spring 2024 ceremony schedule

Tuesday, June 18

Ceremony 1 - 9:30 a.m.

Faculty of Arts and Science

  • Bachelor of Arts

School of Continuing Education

  • Gerontology Certificate
  • Hospice Palliative Care Certificate
  • Office Assistant Certificate 
Ceremony 2 - 2:30 p.m.

Faculty of Arts and Science

  • Bachelor of Science

Faculty of Health and Community Studies

  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Social Work Diploma

Wednesday, June 19

Ceremony 3 – 9:30 a.m.

Faculty of Health and Community Studies (EXCEPT Social Work)

  • Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration
  • Bachelor of Child and Youth Care
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Curriculum Studies
  • Acupuncture Diploma
  • Child and Youth Care Diploma
  • Correctional Services Diploma
  • Early Learning and Child Care Diploma
  • Emergency Communications Response Certificate
  • Hearing Aid Practitioner Diploma
  • Massage Therapy Diploma
  • Police and Investigations Diploma
  • Special Needs Educational Assistant Certificate
  • Therapist Assistant Diploma
Ceremony 4 – 2:30 p.m.

Faculty of Nursing

  • Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Occupational Health Nursing Certificate
  • Perioperative Nursing for Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses Certificate
  • Psychiatric Nursing Diploma
  • Wound Management Certificate

Thursday, June 20

Ceremony 5 – 9:30 a.m.

School of Business

  • Bachelor of Commerce
Ceremony 6 – 2:30 p.m.

School of Business (Certificate and Diploma Programs ONLY)

  • Accounting and Strategic Measurement Diploma
  • Accounting Technology Certificate
  • Asia Pacific Management Diploma
  • Business Management Diploma
  • Business Management Certificate
  • Human Resources Diploma
  • Human Resources Certificate
  • Library Information Technology Diploma
  • Paralegal Studies Diploma

Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications

  • Bachelor of Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Arts and Cultural Management Diploma
  • Arts and Cultural Management Certificate
  • Graphic Design Diploma
  • Music Diploma
  • Music Theatre Performance Diploma
  • Public Relations Diploma
  • Studio Arts Diploma
  • Theatre Production Diploma

Ceremony checklist & instructions

Plan to arrive early for your ceremony. Doors to the Winspear Centre will open 1 hour and 30 minutes before your ceremony begins.

Plan to arrive early dressed in your full academic regalia (gown, cap, hood). If you forget to bring your regalia to the ceremony, you will be charged a second rental fee upon arrival at the Winspear.

Grad day Checklist

Remember to bring these items to your ceremony:

  • Tickets (for you and your guests)
  • Gown
  • Hood
  • Stole and/or cords (if applicable)
  • Cap
  • Tassel
  • Name card

Graduates and guests are advised to use the LRT to travel to the Winspear Centre, which is accessible via Churchill Station. Parking in the area is limited and may be impacted by current construction. The nearest parkades are located at the Stanley A. Milner Edmonton Public Library and at Canada Place. 

Visit for more information.

You and your guests must have a ticket to enter the Winspear Centre for the Convocation ceremony. Give each of your guests their tickets if they are arriving separately. Guest tickets are general, unassigned seating. Guests who wish to sit near the front are advised to arrive early.

Accessible seating

Guests who require accessible seating or other accessibility services can access them through the Winspear when they arrive.

Coat check

A coat check is availabe for $2.00. You are encouraged to leave coats or personal items with your guests or take them to your seat. You cannot carry personal items when you cross the stage. MacEwan University and the Winspear Centre are not liable for any loss or damage to items left unattended.

  • You are encouraged to leave coats or personal items with your guests or take them to your seat. You cannot carry personal items when you cross the stage. Hold onto your name card throughout the ceremony. This will be used to announce your name as you cross the stage.
  • When you arrive, you will be directed to take your assigned seat. If you need help finding your seat, ushers will be available to guide you.
  • When it’s time, ushers will guide you backstage, where you will receive your parchment to carry across the stage. TIP: When you cross the stage, keep your parchment cover closed to avoid glare.
  • You will hand your name card to the announcer, and when your name is called, walk to the “Hit Your Mark” sticker on the stage, pause for a photo, and finish crossing the stage.
  • An Alumni representative will welcome you and the photographer will take another photo
  • Ushers will guide you back to your seat in the auditorium.

Return your gown, hood, and stole (if applicable) to coat check immediately after the ceremony. Caps, tassels, and cords are yours to keep!

If you do not return your regalia, you are responsible for shipping it back to Gaspard at your own cost. If any items are missing or returned damaged, you will be responsible for paying to replace them.

After Convocation, you will get an email from the photographer with details about purchasing options.

Convocation at Winspear Centre

June 18, 19 & 20, 2024

Convocation will be held at Edmonton’s beautiful Winspear Centre in the heart of downtown, just off Sir Winston Churchill Square. Visit the Winspear Centre website for directions and parking information.

Graduation attire
Learn about the colours and traditions associated with your cap, gown, hood and stole.
Academic Regalia
Ceremony webcast
Friends and family who can't make it to the ceremony can watch you cross the stage in real time.
Watch the ceremony