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Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is the Convocation ceremony?

The following degrees will be conferred during their assigned ceremonies. Convocation will be an in-person event and held at The University of Winnipeg's Duckworth Centre located at 400 Spence Street.

Friday, October 14 - 9:30am
Degrees conferred in Arts, Science, Business and Economics, Education, Kinesiology, Physical and Health Education, and Marriage and Family Therapy

Friday, October 14 - 2:30pm
Conferring of PACE diplomas and certificates

All ceremonies will be webcast live online or on our Youtube Channel. The links will be posted to our website: https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/convocation/webcast.html

Do I need tickets to attend Convocation?

No, tickets are not required for admission. Everyone is welcome to attend.

What do I wear?

We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. Graduates and faculty are required to wear their academic regalia. Students can visit the Academic Dress section 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.

**Please note: Doors will be closed 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony (9:15am & 2:15pm) and then re-opened after the academic procession is seated and proceedings continue.

How long will the Convocation Ceremony last?

The ceremony is approximately two and a half hours in length, followed by a reception in Riddell Hall.

What if I have mobility concerns or require accommodations?

If you are a student or faculty member participating in the Convocation ceremony, please note that the Academic Procession follows a route that involves significant walking, including stairs (some without hand rails). Students are asked to call 204.786.9745 (Accessibility Services) if you feel this may be a concern and alternate procession arrangements can be made.

We strongly advise guests who have limited mobility or accessibility needs to arrive early, where staff and/or volunteers can assist you. For those with accessibility needs, doors open one hour before the ceremony begins. Guests with limited mobility may be dropped off at the entrance to the Duckworth Centre on Spence Street; however vehicles will need to be park elsewhere, as traffic on Spence Street is limited to vehicles dropping off guests with disabilities.

ASL interpretation is provided at all ceremonies and there is ample seating for those with mobility concerns. The University does not provide wheelchairs.

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