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.

Convocation schedule:

  • Thursday, June 1, 10 a.m. — Faculty of Science and School of Music (includes Music/Education concurrent)
  • Thursday, June 1, 2 p.m. — Faculty of Education (includes Physical Education and Arts/Education integrated)
  • Friday, June 2, 10 a.m. — Faculty of Health Studies
  • Friday, June 2, 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 and gown 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 charm will be a permanent keepsake and memento of your year of graduation.

You must pre-order a gown through the Gaspard website, which provides academic gown rentals. We cannot guarantee you a gown unless you have pre-ordered and reserved one.

There is a final date (TBD) by which orders must be received.

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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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Are you expecting to graduate at June 2023 Convocation? You must apply

If yes and if you will have completed ALL your required course work by the end of April 2023, you must apply online to graduate before FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2023 (if you have not already done so). You can only graduate in June if you have applied online before the deadline! If you are taking your last courses in the Winter 2023 term, you still need to apply to graduate before March 24th even though all of your final grades will not be available until after that. We recommend that you apply earlier than later!

Apply Online Now!

  • Click this Student Information link
  • Login with your BU UserID and password
  • Click the Graduation Application tab
  • Enter the required information
  • Click Submit

Your application to graduate will be transmitted electronically to the Senate Office. We will review your full student record in order to verify that you have completed or are in the process of completing all course requirements with the appropriate GPA, etc. If any issue is discovered, we will contact you via BU email, so it is very important to check your BU Webmail regularly!

You can view the status of your application to graduate at any time in the Student Information portal.  Simply login to the portal, and click the Graduation Application tab. Under normal circumstances, you will see your status progress through the following stages:

  1. Application Received
  2. Ok Pending Final Grades

If you see a status other than one of the three listed above, and you have not heard from someone in the Senate Office, please contact us directly (204.727.9751 or

Commemorative ideas

The BU Bookstore has lots of gift ideas and clothing for graduating students and families, including cute stuff 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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