Ceremony Information for Guests

Ceremony Information for Guests

 

Where is the ceremony?

The ceremony will be held in the Ian Beddis gymnasium, Walker Complex.  Please follow the signs on campus.

Where do I go when I arrive?

Upon arrival, please proceed to the Ian Beddis gymnasium in the Walker complex and be seated. Ushers (in red robes) will be there to direct you and answer your questions.

Graduands begin marching in 20 minutes before the start of the ceremony, so If you wish to see your graduand march in, you must be seated by:
930 a.m. if you are attending the morning ceremony
130 p.m. if you are attending the afternoon ceremony

Guests are not permitted to enter the gymnasium during the student and faculty processions.

Are tickets required?

No. Tickets are not required but seating is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.  Seating consist of chairs with backs.  Bleachers are also available for latecomers.

How long is the ceremony?

The Convocation ceremony is approximately two hours long.

Will there be flowers, rings, Brock memorabilia, diploma frames and gifts available on-site at Convocation?

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. 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!

Special Assistance for Guests with Disabilities

Special assistance seating is available for each person requiring assistance plus one additional guest only. All other guests must sit in the general seating area. Please contact Diana Panter at 905 688 5550, x3429 or email convocation@brocku.ca to make formal arrangements.

Parking

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.  Please check our website prior to your arrival for any updates regarding construction on campus.

Accommodations

On-Campus Accommodations

Accommodations for overnight guests may be available on-campus. Please contact Conference Services for additional information and to confirm availability. Visit their website at: Conference Services webpage for overnight guests

Off-Campus Accommodations

A discounted rate is available by quoting "Brock University Convocation" from the following hotels:

Additional information on accommodations and tourist information can be found at the Tourism St. Catharines website www.tourismstcatharines.ca.

Still have questions?

Email us at convocation@brocku.ca

Graduate with family at convocation.
Convocation is a time for celebration!

There is no limit on how many guests you may invite, however, seating is on a first-come, first serve basis. Guests are asked to be seated thirty minutes prior to the ceremony. Please contact us directly should you require special assistance seating.