Michener Convocation

Saturday June 24, 2017

Koerner Hall at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning

273 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5E 1B4

Doors open at 10:00 a.m.

Important Dates for Convocation 2017

January 31, 2017 Deadline for all eligible graduates to submit their graduation application form
February 1, 2017 Registration opens for Convocation 2016
March 1, 2017 Nominations open for the 2016 Valedictorian
April 29, 2017 Nominations close for the 2016 Valedictorian
May 1, 2017 Eligible graduates must have completed all program requirements
May 31, 2017 Registration for Convocation 2016 closes
June 24, 2017 Michener Convocation 2017!

Frequently Asked Questions

Applying to Graduate

How do I know if I am eligible to graduate?

To be eligible to graduate, you must be in the last semester of your program and expect to complete all program requirements by May 1, 2017.  In order to graduate, you must complete the graduation application form and submit it to the Registrar’s Office by January 31, 2017.

I do not plan on attending Convocation. Do I still have to apply to graduate?

Yes. All eligible graduates must apply to graduate whether or not they chose to attend the Convocation ceremony.

Registering for Convocation

I have submitted the graduation application form. Do I still need to register for Convocation?

Yes. In order to attend Convocation, graduates must register to reserve their spot at the event. Graduates wishing to attend Convocation must register by May 31, 2016.

I missed the deadline to register for Convocation, what do I do?

Contact the Convocation Office at as soon as possible. Graduates wishing to attend Convocation must register by May 31, 2017  in order to reserve their gown and hood. Registrations after this date may not be possible, however, we will do our best to accommodate late requests.

I am a certificate program student. Will I receive my graduate certificate at the ceremony?

Only diplomas for full-time programs will be presented at the ceremony. Graduate certificates will not be distributed. Certificates are mailed throughout the year as students complete the certificate program requirements.

As a certificate program student, can I still attend Convocation?

Yes. Certificate program students are invited to attend Convocation.

I am not attending Convocation. How do I receive my diploma?

To receive your diploma, download and complete the Request for Diploma form. Graduates must request their diploma within one year of graduating.

Tickets & Fees

Are there any fees required to attend Convocation?

There is one-time non-refundable event fee of $20.00. This fee reserves your gown and hood for the event.

How many tickets am I allowed for friends and family?

Each graduate will receive one ticket for themselves and two complementary tickets for guests. Extra tickets may be purchased for an additional cost of $15.00 per ticket.

I’ve already registered but now I need extra tickets, can I purchase more?

Yes, you can purchase extra tickets, click here and follow the prompts. To access the page, enter the email address you provided when you registered.

How and when will I receive my tickets?

All tickets will be held for pick up at the venue on Saturday June 24, 2017.

Can I purchase tickets at Convocation?

No.  Tickets must be purchased in advance. Last minute tickets can be purchased at Michener until 9:00pm Friday, June 23, 2017.

Is guest seating assigned?

No. Guest seating is general admission.

Do children require tickets?

Yes. Only children under the age of one do not require tickets.

One or more of my guests require special accommodations. How can I arrange this?

If you or a guest has an accommodation request (such as wheelchair seating, hearing devices, etc.), please contact by June 1, 2017. To ensure your guest’s needs are met, include the guest’s name and the details of their requirements as well as any other guests that will be accompanying them.

General Questions

What name appears on my diploma?

Your name, as it appears on your student record, is the name that will appear on your diploma

How do I get a copy of my Class photo?

Class photos will be presented to graduates when they return their gown and hood following the ceremony.

I missed the official photo day at Michener. How do I get my class picture?

The official graduation photographer has a full service studio. Please contact OnSite Images to book your appointment. Please note there is a $35 sitting fee payable to OnSite Images for any photo taken at their studio.

Address: 2386 Haines Road, Unit 24
Mississauga, ON L4Y 1Y6
Telephone: (905) 279-6686
Toll Free: 1-866-343-3342

Can I purchase flowers at the event?

Yes. Flowers will be available for purchase at Convocation. To pre-order your bouquet, please go to Convocation Flowers.

PLEASE NOTE: The venue is unable to receive flower deliveries arranged by family members or guests.

Class of 2017 t-shirts will be available for purchase at Convocation and also available for pre-order via Convocation Flowers.

I would like to frame my diploma how can I do this?

Prior to Convocation, an email with pre-event prices and framing options will be sent to your Michener email address. Pre-event prices are only applicable to pre-orders and will not apply to framing purchased at Convocation. All frames will also be available for purchase at Convocation along with Michener-branded merchandise.

If you have any questions about framing, contact

Will the ceremony be photographed or videotaped?

Yes. Michener hires a professional photographer to take photos during the reception and ceremony. The ceremony will be videotaped and placed online following the event.

Are guests allowed to record the event using their phones, cameras and other digital recording devices?

Yes. Guests are allowed to record the event using their digital devices. However, we do ask that all phones and electronic devices be placed on vibrate or silent for the duration of the ceremony.

What is appropriate attire for the event?

Business casual is preferred. Graduates will be required to wear a graduate robe and hood for the event. The graduate robe is open in the front so what you wear will be visible.

I want to ensure that my hood sits properly how can I do this?

To properly secure you hood, consider wearing a dress shirt with buttons. Pins will be available in the gowning room to secure your hood to the gown and graduates are responsible for pinning their own hoods.

Can I keep my hood and/or gown?

No. Gowns and hoods are rented for the occasion. If you would like to purchase your own hood please contact