Message to Graduands - February 15, 2018

Convocation Ceremonies (held in University Hall)


Faculty of Theology and Faculty of Arts, Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. 

Faculty of Pure and Applied Science, Monday, May 14, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. 

Faculty of Professional Studies, Monday, May 14, 2018 at 2:30 P.M.


Convocation Tickets

Please note, graduating students DO NOT require a ticket to their convocation – but family and friends do! Due to limited seating, graduands in the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Theology are eligible for three guest tickets, while those in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science, and the Faculty of Professional Studies are eligible for two guest tickets. You will receive an email from Acadia when the online ticket site is live. Additional tickets will be available on a first-come first-served basis.


Academic Attire

Every graduand wears a traditional academic mortarboard cap, gown, hood, and tassel. The 2018 price is $48.00 plus tax via the Acadia Bookstore: can also locate the link Gaspard “Looking for Caps, Gowns and More” at the bottom of the main page (scroll down!) The deadline to place your order is April 27, 2018 at 2:30 pm AST. Gowns and hoods must be returned at the end of your graduation ceremony to the Athletics Complex.


Convocation Rehearsal

There will be a Convocation Rehearsal Tuesday, March 20th 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. For further information regarding Convocation, visit the Convocation website


Grad Class Events

Information on Grad Class Events (Wine Tour, Graduation Banquet, Graduation Formal, etc.) can be found on the Grad Class Facebook page: Acadia university grad class of 2018, and also on the Convocation website:, or visit the Grad Executive Office, room 625 in the Old Sub: Monday: 10:30am-12:30pm, Tuesday: 11:30am-1:30pm, Wednesday: 9am-12pm and Thursday: 1:30pm-3:30pm. Please note: additional wine tours are now available for grads and their families on Friday, May 11th at 11:30am and 12:30pm.  The URL to purchase tickets will be posted on the Grad Class Facebook page.


Accommodations for Guests of Grads

On-campus accommodations can be booked online at:


If you have questions, email or phone 902-585-1083.

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