Ceremony Details

Date, Location, and Parking

As a graduand, you must enter through the CKHS East Entrance (by Lot 10) by 12:15 p.m. It takes time to dress in regalia and to find your spot in the procession. Stage Marshals will lead the graduand procession to the main gym at 1:45 p.m.

BE ON TIME. Entry is not guaranteed if you arrive after the ceremony begins.

There is free parking for both graduands and guests in Lots 1M, 6, 7, and 8.  Parking Map File

Guests are asked to enter through the main CKHS entrance (South doors by Lot 6).

Main doors will open at 12:45 p.m.
Ceremony begins at 2:00 p.m.
Gym 3, Centre for Kinesiology, Health, and Sport (CKHS)
University of Regina
3737 Wascana Parkway
Regina, SK

Accessibility and Accommodation

For graduand accessiblity and accommodation requests, email ur.graduation@uregina.ca.

Accessible guest seating will be marked.

Important: The University of Regina is committed to creating a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience for all graduands and guests. No artificial noisemakers, air horns or megaphones may be used in the gym.

Guest Tickets

Information about guest tickets will be emailed to graduands.

Guest ticket limits are determined by the number of graduand attendees and the venue's capacity. Due to fire code regulations, all guests, including children and infants, require a ticket.

There is no waitlist for tickets. Additional guest tickets are subject to availability. Graduands will receive an email if extra tickets become available.

Social Media

Share the excitement of convocation with your family and friends. Join the conversation on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Tag your posts with #UofReginaGrads. Visit the Virtual Swag page for digital frames and signs to enhance your social media posts.

Understand that many graduands and their guests will likely photograph the ceremony and may post their photos on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Photography and Media Coverage

The convocation ceremony is a public event. Some graduands may be photographed by U of R Photography. Some of these photos may be posted to social media and the University of Regina website. These photos may be used in publicity material promoting future U of R Convocation ceremonies.

NOTE: Picture taking from the audience during the ceremony is permitted; however there must not be any interference with the official photographers and event staff. Aisles and stairways must be kept clear. Audience members are not permitted on the stage or in the graduand seating area.

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.


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

Your Parchment

You will recieve your parchment prior to the ceremony in the student assembly room.

Graduands with an outstanding account with Financial Services, the Library, AV Services, or a federated college may be approved for graduation, have their degree, diploma, or certificate conferred, and participate in the convocation ceremony. Your parchment and any other certification, including transcripts, will be withheld until you pay your account in full. You can pay at Financial Services, AH 205, or UR Self-Service.

Gown Reservations

Graduands will recieve a link to the gown reservation portal via email. If you missed the deadline to reserve a gown, you can reserve one on the spot in Gym 2 beginning at 12:15 p.m. on October 20.

On the day of the ceremony, grads will pick up gowns and hoods beginning at 12:15 p.m. in Gym 2.

First Nations University of Canada grads are to confirm their gown reservation by contacting the FNUniv Registrar's Office.

NOTE: If you receive two or more degrees/diplomas/certificates in the same ceremony, you will wear the regalia associated with your highest credential in your primary faculty. All degrees/diplomas/certificates are announced when you cross the stage.

For more information about academic regalia refer to Academic Regalia.

What to Wear

Although we make every effort to keep temperatures comfortable, you may become overly warm from the weight of the academic gown. Remember that you will walk and climb a few stairs; therefore, choose appropriate footwear and clothing. Corsages, extraneous apparel, and jewelry can not be pinned on the gown. Unapproved headgear (such as a cap and tassel) is not allowed.

University regulations require graduands participating in the convocation ceremony to do so in approved academic regalia – that is, an academic gown and hood.

  • Certificate and Diploma recipients do not wear a hood unless specified by the regalia guidelines.
  • Graduands will not wear the hood of a previously earned degree as they will receive a new hood at the ceremony.
  • The University of Regina's regalia does not include mortarboards (cap and tassel).
  • All students wear black gowns except for the following:
    • PhD students wear a scarlet gown with royal blue trim, facing and cuffs;
    • Campion College, red
    • Luther College, royal blue
    • First Nations University of Canada, sky blue

    Graduands 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 ur.graduation@uregina.ca

What to Bring to the Ceremony

Bring your student id or government-issued photo id card.

Avoid bringing coats, bags, purses, cameras or anything else you would need to carry in your hands. Coats, bags, and purses will not be permitted in the ceremony gym. If you bring extra items, leave them with your guests or you can leave them in the gown room (Gym 2) at your own risk. During the ceremony, the doors will be locked, and a volunteer will be stationed inside, but the University of Regina will not be responsible for lost or damaged items. Items must be picked up by 5:00 p.m. Unclaimed items will be available for pick up from the Registrar's Office, AH 210, the next business day.

During the Ceremony

Your convocation ceremony is an exciting occasion for you. While you joyfully celebrate, please be considerate of your fellow graduands. Extended, celebratory cheering during the presentation of graduands can rob other graduands the chance to hear their name being announced. There will be an opportunity for enthusiastic whistling and shouting after all graduands have been presented.

The ceremony is normally two hours long. Out of respect for your fellow graduands and distinguished guests, you are expected to stay until the end of the ceremony.

Following the Ceremony

You will be lead out of the gym through the same doors you entered. To avoid being lost in the crowd, make plans to meet your loved ones at a specific spot for hugs and photos.

Regalia must be returned to Gym 2 (where you collected your gown) by 5:00 p.m. to be packed and prepared for shipping by the Gaspard staff. If the regalia is not returned, following one unsuccessful attempt to retrieve the item(s), you will be charged the replacement value of the regalia:

  • Bachelor hood $85.50
  • Master hood $96.80
  • PhD hood $151.40
  • Bachelors gown $112.25
  • Master gown $153.45
  • PhD gown $540.75

Not Attending the Ceremony?

For three business days after the ceremony, you can pick up your parchment at the Registrar's Office, AH 210. You will need to show government-issued photo id. Any parchments remaining, will be mailed to your current mailing address on file. Ensure your mailing address is active and correct in UR Self-Service by the end of your last term. You will be responsible for remailing/reprinting costs for any returned or lost packages.

If you would like someone else to pick up your package for you, complete the Third-Party release form and from your uregina.ca email address send to ur.graduation@uregina.ca. Your person will need to show government-issued photo ID upon pick-up.