Brandon University Convocation

Congratulations! Convocation is the ceremony during which your degree will be bestowed and is the culmination of your undergraduate and graduate education at Brandon University. It is a special and dignified occasion that marks the formal recognition of your hard work and accomplishment. Be proud!

Ceremonies will be held at the BU Healthy Living Centre according to the ceremony schedule below.

2024 Convocation schedule:

  • Thursday, May 30, 10 a.m. — Faculty of Science and School of Music (includes Music/Education concurrent)
  • Thursday, May 30, 2 p.m. — Faculty of Education (includes Physical Education and Arts/Education integrated)
  • Friday, May 31, 10 a.m. — Faculty of Health Studies
  • Friday, May 31, 2 p.m. — Faculty of Arts

You should arrive at the HLC one hour before your ceremony time.

Detailed information for graduates

Order your regalia

The official cap, tassel and gown (regalia) that you wear to cross the Convocation stage is part of a long and honourable academic tradition. The colour of the hood reflects the degree you have earned, the position of the tassel is moved at the moment your degree is conferred, and the tassel will be a permanent keepsake and memento of your year of graduation.

As academic attire is mandatory, we recommend you pre-order your regalia through the Gaspard website Build-A-Grad, which provides academic gown rentals. We cannot guarantee you regalia unless you have pre-ordered yours prior to the Convocation ceremonies. Deadline to pre-order online is May 12th.

Grad photos

If you are in the Brandon vicinity, Imperial Photo, our official Convocation photographer, can help you capture meaningful images to mark your graduation with pre-booked portrait sessions.

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Graduation Eligibility

To graduate in October, February, or May/June, you must apply online to graduate before the published deadline.

Apply to Graduate

Commemorative ideas

The BU Bookstore has lots of gift ideas and clothing for graduating students and families, including cute stuffed grad animals. They are open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. from Monday to Friday and offer online shopping as well.

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Alumni membership

As a graduate of Brandon University, you are automatically a member of the BU Alumni Association, and will be entitled to all its benefits. These include events, a complimentary subscription to our university magazine Clark, and access to the BU Café networking and mentorship site.

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