Convocation is a term often used to mean the meeting of Convocation, and, particularly, the ceremonial meeting at which new graduates are welcomed into the Convocation community. Convocation can also mean the group composed of the Senate of the University of Regina and all the University’s graduates. Our convocation is a ceremony that celebrates the achievements of both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as, honourary degree recipients. Convocation may include the presentation of Deans’ Medals, University Prizes and Governor General Silver and Gold Medals.
All graduating students and their guests are invited to convocation. Graduating students are seated on stage. You will be hooded by your Dean, your name will be announced, the Chancellor will admit you, and you’ll be congratulated by the President, and then welcomed to the Alumni Association.
Convocation ceremonies usually last about two hours. The convocation will be broadcast at a later date on Access Communications – Channel 7, as well as, webcast live through the University of Regina website and then posted.
There is no rehearsal. It is important for graduates to arrive at the Conexus Arts Centre, Shumiatcher Room (southwest entrance) by 12:30 p.m. so you can get regalia, receive instructions, and line up.