Attend Convocation | Mount Allison

Save the date: May 15, 2023

Convocation checklist

Full details will be available in Spring 2023!

1 — Order your cap, gown, and hood

Information about how to order your cap, gown, and hood will be available soon.


The Mount Allison academic hoods vary by colour according to degree. Gown rentals will be available at the Wallace McCain Student Centre during Convocation Weekend.

  • Arts — edged with garnet silk with gold silk ornamentation
  • Science — edged with old gold
  • Commerce — edged with light grey
  • Music — edged with royal blue
  • Fine Arts — edged with green with orange ornamentation

Learn more about the history of Convocation and our academic regalia.

2 — Request extra Convocation tickets (if needed)

Each member of the Class of 2023 will have four reserved guest tickets (free!) for their Convocation ceremony. Graduating students do not require tickets to attend their own graduation ceremony.

Tickets can be picked up during Convocation Weekend when you collect your gown rental.


What if I can't pick up my tickets in time? If special circumstances prevent you from picking up your reserved tickets, please e-mail or call (506) 364-2269. Otherwise any tickets not picked up by 4 p.m. on Sunday will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis at Convocation Hall on Convocation Day.

Can I have more than four tickets? Graduates can make a request for extra Convocation tickets starting Monday, April 3 until Monday, April 23. The application to request extra tickets will open Monday, April 3. Graduates will hear back about extra tickets after Friday, April 28.

Questions? E-mail

3 — Book your on-campus accommodations

Accommodations in our residences are available throughout Convocation Weekend.

Questions? Please e-mail

4 — Purchase your Convocation Weekend Bracelet

Mount Allison will host a number of celebratory events and activities for graduates during Convocation Weekend.

Details will be available in Spring 2023.

5 — Prepare for your Convocation ceremony

Find out what to expect at your ceremony, from where to meet for the student procession to how to cross the stage.

See the full Convocation Weekend schedule for times.

6 — Information for your family and guests

Share the details with your family and friends who will be joining you at your graduation so they can plan their day: from how and when to arrive to what to do after the ceremony to continue the celebrations.

7 — If you (or your guests) have accessibility needs

Any student or guest who requires accessibility accommodations at Convocation Hall should e-mail before Convocation Day.

8 — After the ceremony

Return your academic regalia rental

Diploma framing — Following the Convocation ceremonies, you'll have the opportunity to purchase diploma frames especially designed for Mount Allison graduates. Each matting option is emblazoned with the University crest and frames are made to fit and complement the Mount Allison diploma.

Bookstore — get your garnet and gold scarves, mittens, and shirts through the Mount Allison Bookstore, open all through Convocation Weekend!