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Convocation


When and where is the Convocation ceremony?

Thursday, June 14, 9:30 a.m. (Arts), Thursday, June 14, 2:30 p.m. (Science, Business & Economics) and Friday, June 15, 9:30 a.m. (Theology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Education, Kinesiology).

David F. Anderson Gymnasium, Duckworth Centre, The University of Winnipeg 
(400 Spence Street at Ellice Avenue)

Do I need tickets to attend Convocation?

All are welcome to attend. Tickets are not required for admission.

What do I wear?

We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and clothing accommodating the weather. Graduates and faculty are required to wear their academic regalia. Students can visit http://uwinnipeg.ca/convocation/students/academic-dress.html for more information.

What parking options are available on campus?

Indoor, climate-controlled parking is available in the Axworthy Health & RecPlex parkade, which is adjacent to the Duckworth Centre where convocation is held. This parkade can be accessed from Young Street (off of Portage Avenue). Click here for additional short-term parking options on/near campus.

What time will the doors open?

Doors to David F. Anderson Gymnasium open 45 minutes before each ceremony begins.

How long will the Convocation Ceremony last?

THe ceremony is approximately two and a half hours in length, followed by a reception on the Spence Street Promenade (Riddell Hall - rain alternative).

What if I am participating in the ceremony and have limited mobility or require an accommodation?

The Academic Procession follows a route that involves quite a bit of walking and many stairs (some without hand rails).  Students are asked to call 204.786.9745 if you feel this may be a concern and alternate procession arrangements can easily be made.
We strongly advise students or guests who have limited mobility or accessibility needs to arrive early. For those with accessibility needs, doors open one hour before the ceremony begins.

What if guests have limited mobility and need accessible seating or parking?

We strongly advise students or guests who have limited mobility to arrive early. For those with accessibility needs, doors open one hour before the ceremony begins.

Guests with limited mobility may be dropped-off at the entrance of Duckworth Centre on Spence Street, however vehicles will need to be park elsewhere. Traffic on Spence Street is strictly limited to vehicles dropping-off guests with disabilities.

Guests with accommodation needs who require accessible seating should speak to the ushers when they arrive and they will be seated appropriately. Please note that the University does not provide wheelchairs.

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