Convocation Cheat Sheet

Original document available for download here.



Ticket Orders: (Graduates do not need tickets for themselves, only for their guests):
□ Remember to request complimentary tickets for your guests*

Ticket allocation (per graduate):

Faculty of Theology and Faculty of Arts on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 3 pm: 3 tickets*

Faculty of Pure and Applied Science on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 10 am: 2 tickets*

Faculty of Professional Studies on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 2:30 pm: 2 tickets*

* If you have any questions send email to

All graduates will receive an email alerting them when the ticket site is live.

Seating is limited in Convocation Hall; additional seating is available at the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre Auditorium to watch the ceremonies (no tickets required for this space), and Acadia provides a live-stream video webcast of each Convocation ceremony.

Sunday May 13, 2018:
Baccalaureate Service 10:30 a.m. Convocation Hall (Grads and their guests)

This service of worship recognizes that graduates have a greater calling beyond themselves. The University equips its students to make a contribution to society, to be prepared to give an extra effort to the betterment of humanity. The Baccalaureate Service reminds the graduating class of this honourable responsibility. 



Academic Attire:

Every student graduating at Spring Convocation will wear a traditional academic mortarboard cap, gown, hood, and tassel - order online at: (locate the Gaspard link on the main page) $48.00 plus tax includes rental of gown and hood; cap & tassel are yours to keep.   

Deadline: April 27, 2018 at 2:30 pm AST.  Please indicate if you plan to attend the Baccalaureate Service on Sunday morning to ensure your academic attire is available for pickup two hours before this service; if not attending the Baccalaureate Service, you may pick up your cap and gown two hours before your Convocation ceremony in the Hall of Fame Room.


Accommodations for Guests of Grads:

On-campus accommodations for your guests can be booked online at

Convocation Rehearsal: Tuesday, March 20 at 6:00 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm) in Convocation Hall:

This will be the only rehearsal and will be a great chance for you to become familiar with the procession, seating arrangements, and the Ceremony itself. Please make every effort to attend.

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