Convocation - Information for Past Graduates

Information for Past Graduates who missed an in-person ceremony due to the pandemic, we want to hear from you.

Mohawk College is planning to host special in-person Convocation ceremonies for any student missed an in-person convocation ceremony due to the pandemic in 2020 and 2021. These special ceremonies will be a part of our annual Fall Convocation and will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 and Thursday, October 13, 2022.

Are you interested in attending?

Register now!

Registration closes on Monday, August 22, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. 

If you do not register by this deadline, we cannot guarantee that your late registration to attend a ceremony will be accommodated. 

Questions regarding graduation can be directed to ask [at] mohawkcollege.ca.
 

Convocation Ceremony Dates

Convocation ceremonies will be held on October 14, 2022 for students who are finished their program by the end of August 2022. Ceremony times to be posted by mid-August 2022.

Graduates from the February 2020 to October 2021 virtual ceremonies will be invited to attend in-person Convocation to be held on October 12-13, 2022. Ceremony dates and times will be posted by mid-August 2022. 

Location:
McIntyre Performing Arts Centre
Mohawk College Fennell Campus, Hamilton, Ontario

Ceremony Details

Convocation is a special, dignified ceremony that requires the full cooperation of you, the graduand.

Graduate Registration and Procession into the Theatre - Mohawk College Convocation Process

IMPORTANT NOTE: Allow travel time to arrive within the graduate registration period. If you do not register within the registration time noted below, it will not be possible to seat you with your classmates.


For a 9:30 a.m. ceremony

  • 8:30 to 9:00 am – Graduate Registration to receive name card and gown
  • 9:00 a.m. – Line up to prepare for procession into the Theatre

 

For a 2:00 p.m. ceremony

  • 1:00 to 1:30 pm – Graduate Registration to receive name card and gown
  • 1:30 p.m. – Line up to prepare for procession into the Theatre

 

For a 7:00 p.m. ceremony

  • 6:00 to 6:30 pm – Graduate Registration to receive name card and gown
  • 6:30 p.m. – Line up to prepare for procession into the Theatre

 

What to Wear:

Business casual is the suggested attire for the celebration. Convocation is celebrated in traditional fashion with graduates wearing a black convocation gown over their clothing during the ceremony.

Graduands are prohibited from wearing hats, and carrying anything into the Theatre at the time of the ceremony (i.e. cameras, purses, pictures, flowers, food or drink). It is recommended that personal belongings are left with the graduate's guests or in the purse/coat check.

As written in the Convocation Ceremony Policy, section 6.2, with limited exceptions, graduands are required to follow the long-standing dignity and ceremonial tradition of wearing the traditional academic regalia at all times during the ceremony, except:

  • Indigenous students who may opt to wear their traditional Regalia;
  • Active military personnel who may opt to wear their dress uniform; and
  • Clergy/members of religious orders who may opt to wear their religious apparel.

 

Graduands will be informed of all ceremony expectations prior to convocation. Graduands who refuse to comply with the dress code will not be allowed to participate in the convocation ceremony.

Graduates must return to the area where they registered for the convocation.


Ceremony Length

The ceremony will last approximately one and a half hours and graduates are expected to remain for the duration of the ceremony.


Parking

Parking is free for the ease of the graduates and their guests.

Convocation Ticket Information

Ordering Tickets for Convocation

  • The Convocation ticket website will be available for graduates to request tickets for their guests on Monday, September 19, 2022 starting at 12:00 pm noon. See links on MyMohawk, Academics, Graduation channel.
  • The graduate does not need a ticket.
  • Guests must present their tickets to be scanned at the door to the ceremony. Tickets can be scanned from a print copy or the screen of a mobile device as long as the QR barcode is clear and visible.
  • All ceremonies will be live streamed and recorded, allowing graduates, family and friends, who are unable to attend in-person, to watch the ceremonies anytime. Links will be posted on the main Mohawk College website during convocation week.

 

Extra Tickets

Limited seating in the theatre restricts the number of guests allowed. Extra tickets, if available, can be obtained on or after Thursday, October 6, 2022 starting at 9:00 am by accessing the Convocation ticket request site (MyMohawk, Academics, Graduation).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Graduate Registration and Procession into the Theatre:

IMPORTANT NOTE: Allow travel time to arrive within the graduate registration period. If you do not register within the registration time noted below, it will not be possible to seat you with your classmates.

For a 9:30 a.m. ceremony

  • 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. – Graduate Registration to receive name card and gown
  • 9:00 a.m. – Line up to prepare for procession into the Theatre

 

For a 2:00 p.m. ceremony

  • 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. – Graduate Registration to receive name card and gown
  • 1:30 p.m. – Line up to prepare for procession into the Theatre

 

For a 7:00 p.m. ceremony

  • 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. – Graduate Registration to receive name card and gown
  • 6:30 p.m. – Line up to prepare for procession into the Theatre

What if I owe money to the College?
Graduands with outstanding debts to the college can still participate in the ceremony, but will not receive their diploma/certificate until the debts are cleared. Students should still apply to graduate even if they have a hold on their account. Your financial record can be checked through MyMohawk, Student Finances tab, Financial Tools, Account Summary.


How long is the ceremony?
The ceremony will last approximately one and a half hours and graduates are expected to remain for the duration of the ceremony.


Are there any costs associated with the ceremony?
There are no additional costs. The convocation fee is part of the fees you have already paid.


Is there anything I should know about photographs or videotaping?
Mohawk College will be videotaping and simultaneously live streaming our convocation ceremonies on the web. These videos will then be posted on the college's YouTube site at: https://www.youtube.com/user/mohawkcollege

Guests are invited to take photos during the ceremonies.

Videos and photographs taken during convocation may be used in official college printed and electronic publications.


Is there anything else I should know?
Graduates must return to the registration area immediately after the ceremony to check out and return their liripipe.

Liripipes may be purchased from the Campus Store, Room C104 (beside The Square) for $40.

Gowns and liripipes not returned immediately following the ceremony will be charged to your account for the cost of these articles (gown $75 and liripipe $40).

Graduands who refuse to comply with the dress code will not be allowed to participate in the convocation ceremony.

Graduates are prohibited from wearing hats and carrying anything into the Theatre at the time of the ceremony (i.e. cameras, purses, pictures, flowers, food or drink).


How do I book my grad photos?

Check out the MSA's Grad Photo site.

Contact Information

Questions regarding your Program of Study, Grades or Eligibility for Graduation should be directed to your academic department.

Any other questions regarding the graduation process can be directed to:

The Square - Student Services
Phone: 1-844-767-6871
Email: ask [at] mohawkcollege.ca

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