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Information for Graduating Students

Information Sheets for Spring Graduands

Academic Dress

Your cap, gown, and hood will be available for you to order through Gaspard. Orders are not being accepted at this time. Eligible applicants will be notified when orders will be accepted prior to the ceremony.


If you are unable to attend convocation, you are required to request permission to receive your degree in absentia from the Student Records Office. 

Absentia Form [PDF]

The Absentia form must be returned to convocation@uwinnipeg.ca before June 5.  A $42.00 fee will be assessed if you do not fill out the form and are not present on the day of Convocation. If you have already submitted this form, please disregard.

Academic Procession

Monday, June 19 – 9:30am

Undergraduate degrees conferred by the Faculty of Arts (Excluding majors in Economics and Developmental Studies)

Master of Arts (Excluding Master of Arts in Applied Economics)

Master’s in Development Practice

Master of Public Administration

Monday, June 19 – 2:30pm

Undergraduate degrees conferred by the Faculty of Science (Excluding majors in Kinesiology) and the Faculty of Business and Economics*

Master of Science

Master of Arts in Applied Economics

Tuesday, June 20 – 9:30am

Undergraduate degrees conferred by the Faculty of Education** and Faculty of Kinesiology and Applied Health***

Master of Marriage and Family Therapy


*All Bachelor of Arts in Economics degrees are conferred during the Faculty of Business and Economics ceremony

**Please note that students in the Integrated Bachelor of Education program receive both parchments during the Faculty of Education ceremony. Bachelor of Arts (3-Yr) in Developmental Studies degrees are conferred during the Faculty of Education ceremony

***Bachelor of Science (4-Yr) in Kinesiology degrees are conferred during the Faculty of Kinesiology and Applied Health ceremony

Procession cards will be available for you to pick up when you arrive in the Robing Area. The Academic Procession follows a route that involves quite a bit of walking and many stairs (some without hand rails).  Please call 786-9745 if you feel this may be a concern and alternate procession arrangements can easily be made. Please note that due to the number of stairs we do NOT recommend you wear shoes with high heels.

Procession Card

A card with your name and degree will be mailed to your before the ceremony. If the card does not arrive before the ceremony, please see the Student Records table in the Robing Area to be given a procession card. During the ceremony, you will present the card to the Registrar before you across the stage. He will use it to announce your name as you receive your degree.

Degree Frames and Gifts

Your degree and graduation photos are symbols of your academic success and hard work. Now, you can display them with pride in a University of Winnipeg frame. The Alumni Association is pleased to offer you a selection of high quality degree and portrait frames, Canadian-made and customized with the official University of Winnipeg crest. You can purchase Degree Frames on site throughout the day.

Your campus bookstore will be on site at convocation to sell souvenirs such as mugs, pens, portfolios, clothing, etc. The campus bookstore has also partnered with Convocation Flowers Inc. to sell a beautiful assortment of presentation bouquets. Representatives from this company will be present at convocation alongside the souvenir tables.

To place a pre-order for easy pick up on the day of, please visit the pre-order website.

On the day of the event, there will be flower bouquets sold at the Duckworth Centre.


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 

Convocation Contact

For any additional information or questions regarding Convocation, please contact Milaine Lacerte at m.lacerte@uwinnipeg.ca.