Ceremony information for Graduands

Ceremony information for Graduands

When and where to arrive

Graduates should arrive 60-90 minutes prior to the ceremony start time at the Bob Davis gymnasium for gowning. The ceremonies are held in the Ian Beddis gymnasium, Walker Complex. A complete schedule can be found at brocku.ca/registrar/grad/schedule. You're program can be found under your faculty. Please arrive a minimimum of 20 minutes prior to the ceremony.  Your guests MUST be seated 30 minutes before the start of the ceremony.

Gown and hood pick-up
Your gown and hood are loaned to you at the ceremony. It is not necessary to reserve a gown and there is no fee required. Please pick up your gown and hood in the Bob Davis gymnasium, Walker Complex.  Please note that academic regalia (gown, hood, honour cord) not returned will incur a replacement cost.

Tickets are not required.  Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please ask your guests to be seated 30 minutes before the ceremony.  The graduand procession begins 20 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.

How long is the ceremony?
Approximately two hours long.

Flowers, diploma frames, and memorabilia
You have enough on your mind on grad day, don't stress-out with last minute details. The Brock Campus Store will be set up in the Walker Complex for Convocation to help you with all your convocation needs. Pre-order your Diploma frames and jump to the front of the line to pick them up after the ceremony. More information on pre-ording a diploma frame can be found on the Campus Store webpage at:

Look for Brock giftware, flowers, official Brock jewelers and last minute items like batteries and memory cards for your convenience. You’ve worked hard for this day, and we want to help you enjoy it!

Event Video (Online Streaming)

The ceremonies can be watched online via our online feed on Livestream at:


  • On stage
    A professional photographer from CanGrad Studios will photograph each student on stage. A proof of the photograph will be sent to the student's mailing address listed on the student portal. You can contact CanGrad Studios to order additional prints by visiting their website at www.cangrad.com
  • Class Photographs
    Class composites are handled through the Brock University Student Union. Please direct your questions to their office at 905 688 5550, x3568 or via the website www.brockgrads.ca
  • Family photographs
    To book an appointment with Cangrad for family photos at Convocation, please phone (416) 253-6466 or email mail@cangrad.com

Coats and handbags
You may not carry anything on stage.  Coats and handbags may be left where you pick up your gown; staff will remain on duty during the ceremony to ensure their safekeeping.


Parking is free for the ceremonies; please follow the signs. For directions to the campus please visit brocku.ca/directions. Special Needs parking is available in all lots. 


Email us at: convocation@brocku.ca

Brock graduates at convocation.
Graduands: Do You Have a Favorite Faculty Member?

Why not ask them to take part in the ceremony? Faculty members participating at Convocation will often visit with students and their families following the ceremony.