Deadline to RSVP for Convocation

May 22, 2019 | Campus Life
If you just received an email from the Office of the University Registrar letting you know that you’ve been approved to graduate, congratulations!

Next, you need to decide if you want to attend your Convocation ceremony, where your parchment (degree, diploma or certificate) will be officially presented to you. If you choose not to attend, don’t worry – you’ll still graduate and receive your parchment (check your email for details).

If you do want to walk across the stage to accept your parchment in person, here's what you need to do:

Step 1: RSVP

This is the most important step of all! You must RSVP online by 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2019. Approved graduates will have received a link to the RSVP form through their myMacEwan email. If you do not RSVP, you will not be able to attend Convocation.

Step 2: Get gowned up

At the end of the RSVP form, you will find a link to rent your regalia (cap and gown). Please rent your gown by 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2019. The rental fee is $27.

In addition to program regalia, Indigenous students are invited to wear the Indigenous stole, which will be available at your ceremony – no need to request it in advance.


And remember: grads who support scholarships for future students through the Pass It On campaign will receive a special silver tassel to wear with their regalia.

Step 3: Make it a family (or friend) affair

You can invite up to three guests to proudly watch you receive your parchment. Guests should arrive early as seating is first come, first served until venue capacity is reached. Your guests do not need tickets.

Have a friend or family member who can’t attend? The good news is they can still watch you receive your parchment on the live webcast at MacEwan.ca/Convocation.

For more information on Convocation, including ceremony schedules, please visit MacEwan.ca/Convocation. Congratulations, Class of 2019!

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