Ceremony Details

Location and Time

There will be three ceremonies for faculties and federated colleges at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Theatre of the Conexus Arts Centre, 200A Lakeshore Drive, Regina, Saskatchewan. You can find the faculty schedule here.

As a graduate, you will enter by the Shumiatcher entrance at the southwest corner of the building, and assemble in the Shumiatcher Room at 12:30 p.m. PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE. It takes time to line up the procession and the ceremony will start promptly at 2:00 p.m. The student procession will proceed to the stage at 1:30 p.m. and will be in place on stage when the ceremony starts. If you have special accessibility needs please contact the Registrar’s Office 306-585-4175 or UR.Graduation@uregina.ca to make arrangements.

Your guests will enter at the main entrance. The doors open at 12:45 p.m. for rush seating. The Conexus Arts Centre is completely wheelchair accessible, with wheelchair seating available on the orchestra (main) floor of the theatre.

Important: The University of Regina is committed to creating a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience for all graduates and their guests. No artificial noisemakers, air horns or megaphones may be used at the Conexus Arts Centre.

Convocation Reception

A complimentary reception sponsored by the University of Regina and assisted by the University of Regina Women will be held in the Convention Hall on the lowest level of the Conexus Arts Centre immediately following the ceremony (approximately 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm). Tickets are not required, and we encourage you and your guests to attend.

Guest Tickets

Convocation is a moment to share with family and friends; however, due to the capacity of our venue, guest attendance may be limited based on graduand attendance at the ceremony. Students are guaranteed two (2) guest tickets. Once the initial claim period is over, extra tickets are made available online on a first-come, first-served basis.

Each guest that attends the ceremony must have a ticket (per fire regulations, regardless of age – infants included). Graduates do not need a ticket because they are seated on stage. There is no charge for tickets, but they must be obtained in advance.

Please monitor your U of R email account for details about tickets in mid-March to early April for more information.

What to Wear

Gowns & Hoods

There is no charge or form required for your gown and hood (regalia); however we must be aware of your intention to attend the ceremony in order to make these arrangements.

NOTE: If you are receiving two or more degrees/diplomas/certificates in the same ceremony, you will only cross once. All degrees/diplomas/certificates will be mentioned at the time of your crossing. If you have questions, please email ur.graduation@uregina.ca.

Fairmedes Academic Apparel is in charge of gown and hood distribution. On the day of the ceremony, you will pick up your gown and hood between 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. in the Quebec and Ontario rooms. Regalia must be returned to the same location immediately following the ceremony, but not later than 4:30 p.m. If the regalia is not returned, following one unsuccessful attempt to retrieve the item(s), the student will be charged the replacement value of the regalia:

PhD gown $350
PhD hood $55
Bachelor’s and Master’s gown $125
Bachelor’s hood $35
Master’s hood $45

University regulations require graduates who are participating in the Convocation ceremony to do so in approved academic regalia – that is and academic gown and hood. Certificate recipients do not wear a hood unless specified by the regalia guidelines below. Students will not wear the hood of a previously earned degree, as they will receive a new hood at the ceremony. The University of Regina does not have mortarboards. All students wear black gowns except for the following: PhD students wear a scarlet gown with royal blue trim, facing and cuffs; Federated college students wear the colour of gown approved for the federated college – that is red for Campion College, royal blue for Luther College, and sky blue for the First Nations University of Canada.

Students are welcome to wear their Indigenous ceremonial dress, other cultural ceremonial dress, or their military or law enforcement dress uniform with, or instead of, the gown at the Convocation ceremonies. In these instances, graduands must still be hooded and wear the University of Regina hood. 

Protocol inquiries about appropriate academic regalia should be directed to the Registrar's Office: ur.graduation@uregina.ca

Although every effort is made to keep the stage temperature comfortable, with the intense lighting and weight of the academic gown, the stage area can become warm. Keep in mind you will be walking and climbing stairs, therefore, choose appropriate shoes and clothing. Corsages, extraneous apparel, jewelry and/or unapproved headgear are not permitted.

Please leave your purse, camera, cell phone, or anything you would need to carry with one of your guests, or do not bring these items with you. There is no place to store them during the ceremony, and they are not permitted on stage.

Assembly and Stage Instructions

The link below has step-by-step instructions to assist you in understanding how the ceremony will proceed.

Commemorative Items

Diploma Framing

The University of Regina Alumni Association provides a "while you wait" diploma framing service in the main lobby of the Conexus Arts Centre at Convocation. For more information, please view http://www.mdf-reg.ca/ .


Beautiful, fresh flowers will be available for purchase at the Conexus Arts Centre on the day of the ceremony or pre-ordered and have them for pick-up at the Centre at www.convocationflowers.ca/index.php/regina.

*NEW* Commemorative T-Shirts

T-shirts will be for sale at the ceremony. The T-shirts contain all of the graduating students’ names for that convocation with the heading “University of Regina Graduating Class of ___”. Since all of the names are printed for each convocation on a single shirt (approx. 2200 names in the spring, 800 in the fall), the names appear quite small. You may view the t-shirt design here: T-shirt. If you would prefer not to have your name printed on the T-shirt, please contact the Convocation Coordinator at 306-585-4584 at least four weeks before the date of your ceremony.

Photography and Media Coverage

Faculty Photographs

Some faculties arrange for portrait sittings for their graduating students prior to Convocation. Please contact your faculty or college office for this information.

Photograph with the President

Cornerstone Photography will be at the ceremony taking photographs of graduates being congratulated by the University President on stage. If you wish to obtain this photo, go to http://www.cornerstonephotography.ca/671941/u-of-r-spring-convocation/

NOTE: Picture taking from the audience during the ceremony is permitted; however there must not be any interference with the official photographers, and aisles and stairways must be kept clear. Audience members are not permitted on the stage area.


Access Communications Co-operative Limited will be televising the Convocation ceremony on Access 7 across the province at various times following the ceremony. These times will be printed in the Convocation Program. Commemorative DVD’s of the ceremony can be purchased by filling out the online request form found at www.myaccess.ca.


Convocation will be webcast live from the Conexus Arts Centre via the University of Regina website at Convocation Webcasts.

Your Parchment

You are encouraged to attend Convocation to receive your parchment; however, if you do not attend the ceremony, you may pick up your parchment at the Registrar’s Office beginning the first Monday after convocation. You may also arrange for someone to pick-up your parchment by providing them with a signed letter of authorization. Photo ID is required upon pick-up. Three weeks after convocation, parchments not picked-up will be mailed. It is your responsibility to ensure your mailing address is up to date in UR Self-Service by the convocation ceremony.


The Convocation Ceremony is a public event. If your privacy is a concern for you at the convocation ceremony, please refer to our website for more information: Privacy at Convocation


For questions regarding your graduation status, and other faculty events, contact your Faculty or Federated College Office:

  • Arts: 306-585-4137
  • Business Administration: 306-585-4724
  • Campion College: 306-359-1210
  • Centre for Continuing Education: 306-585-5807
  • Education: 306-585-4537
  • Engineering & Applied Science: 306-585-4738
  • Media, Arts and Performance: 306-585-5576
  • First Nations University: 306-790-5950 (ext 3106)
  • Graduate Studies and Research: 306-585-4161
  • Kinesiology and Health Studies: 306-585-4130
  • Luther College: 306-585-5444
  • Science: 306-585-4199
  • Social Work: 306-585-4118
  • Nursing: 306-337-3300

For payment of outstanding accounts, contact Financial Services at 306-585-4125.

Questions about the ceremony? Email: ur.graduation@uregina.ca, or call 306-585-4175.