Information for Graduates

Congratulations! It’s almost time to walk across the stage and receive your degree — the formal moment that recognizes your academic accomplishments.

To make Convocation the best it can be, here is the important information you need to know.

Formal graduation is conditional upon all grades being available and all outstanding fees being paid. If you owe ANY monies to Brandon University you will not receive your degree parchments or transcripts until your account is paid in full.

Remember, you must have applied to graduate before March 24, 2023.

If you have any questions please contact the Senate Office at Senate@BrandonU.ca

Convocation schedule:

  • Thursday, June 1st, 10:00 a.m. — Faculty of Science and School of Music (includes Music/Education concurrent)
  • Thursday, June 1st, 2:00 p.m. — Faculty of Education (includes Physical Education and Arts/Education integrated)
  • Friday, June 2nd, 10:00 a.m. — Faculty of Health Studies
  • Friday, June 2nd, 2:00 p.m. — Faculty of Arts

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

Rehearsal

If at all possible, attend the Convocation Rehearsal:

Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Time: 1:00 – 1:30 PM
Location: Henry Champ Gymnasium

Graduation Attire

Blue caps, blue gowns and the appropriate color hoods and tassels are required for those graduands attending the ceremony.

To receive your academic attire, you must pre-order your attire online through Gaspard Regalia: TBA 

  • Order Deadline: TBA
  • Pick up time: 1 hour prior to the ceremony, Henry Champ Gymnasium
  • Return time: 1 hour after the ceremony, Henry Champ Gymnasium
  • Online Pre-Order Cost: TBA
  • On Site* Cost:  TBA

*We strongly encourage you to order your academic attire online in advance as we cannot guarantee availability on site the day of the ceremonies.

Attire Instructions

  • Cap/Tassel
    • worn flat on head (not tilted back on head)
    • may be pinned to hair
    • tassel to be positioned over right eye (will be moved to the left upon instruction at the ceremony)
  • Gown
    • zipper up the front
  • Hoods
    • “V” at front, pinned at bottom of “V” and at each shoulder.

Please note:

  • Hair pins and straight pins will be provided.
  • Flowers may not be carried across the stage. Corsages may be worn.
  • Provisions for cameras, purses or other personal belongings are not available.
  • Students will keep their caps, tassels and charms as keepsakes.
  • Many grads choose to decorate their cap, for example with beading, and you are welcome to personalize it in tasteful and celebratory fashion. Inappropriate caps will not be permitted.

    Convocation Guests

    We are not imposing a formal limit on the number of guests that graduates can bring to the Convocation ceremonies.

    Guests who are unable to be in Brandon or on campus for the ceremonies will be able to view Convocation via livestream on Facebook and YouTube. Links to the livestream feeds will be available on the Convocation website.

    Flowers, Pictures, and BU Memorabilia

    Flowers may be purchased through Brandon University’s partner, Convocation Flowers.

    • Orders may be submitted online prior to Convocation for pickup on site the day of Convocation or
    • Flowers may be purchased directly onsite the day of Convocation
    • For details or to make a pre-order online, from Convocation Flowers at TBA

    Brandon University has contracted a professional photographer to take photographs of each graduand on stage receiving their degree.

    • Individual graduand photographs will be available for purchase following the event.
    • These images will be available for viewing and purchase at TBA
    • To book a photo session contact Imperial Photo at http://www.imperialphoto.ca/bugrad.html

    Campus Books, the Brandon University bookstore, will be on site at Convocation with a wide selection of BU memorabilia available for purchase

    Brandon University Alumni will be on site at Convocation with a wide selection of BU frames available for purchase.

    Transcripts

    Official transcripts may be ordered through Financial & Registration Services. It is your responsibility to order official transcripts. If you order transcripts prior to convocation, please ensure that you ask Financial & Registration Services to mail your transcripts AFTER convocation.

    Visit their website or call 1-204-727-9724 for more information.