Group of Students at Michener's Convocation 2018

Please note that at this time Michener is planning to proceed with our 2020 Convocation Ceremony on June 13th. As the COVID-19 situation is ever changing, we will update this site and contact students directly if there is an impact to Convocation.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Doors open at 10:00 a.m. Event will conclude by 2:00 p.m.
Koerner Hall at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning

273 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON  M5E 1B4

Note: Participants in Michener’s Convocation are consenting to The Michener Institute recording, broadcasting, reproducing and using their visual and/or aural likeness from any still images, video recordings and/or audio recordings, in any medium, for any purpose, for perpetuity unless consent is explicitly denied by contacting The Michener Institute is the copyright owner of the recorded materials, and reserves all rights.

Graduate Registration and Guest Tickets
Additional Guest Tickets (if you've already registered)

Frequently Asked (and really important) Questions

Registering for Convocation

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, 2020,  in order to reserve their gown and hood. Registrations after this date may not be accepted, however, we will do our best to accommodate late requests.

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

To obtain your credential, please contact the Registrar’s Office after the Convocation ceremony and during business hours.

Michener Institute of Education at UHN
222 St. Patrick Street, Fifth Floor, Room 500
Hours: Monday to Friday 0830 – 1630h
Phone: 416-596-3101 ext. 3000

Note: Convocation credentials will only be retained for one year following Convocation. After that time, graduates requesting credentials must request replacement credentials and pay the Replacement Credential fee.

Tickets & Fees

Are there any fees required to attend Convocation?

Yes, there is a 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 can request up to two complimentary tickets for guests. Up to 8 additional tickets may be purchased at a cost of $20.00 per ticket. Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable.

I’ve already registered but now I need extra tickets. Can I purchase more?

Yes, you can purchase additional tickets after you have registered by clicking on the link below (please don’t re-register).

Extra Tickets - sales currently closed

How and when will I receive my tickets?

All tickets will be held for pick up at the venue on Saturday, June 13, 2020.

Can I purchase tickets at Convocation?

No, tickets must be purchased in advance.

Is guest seating assigned?

No, guest seating is general admission.

Do children require tickets?

Children older than 1 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 (e.g. wheelchair seating, hearing devices, etc.), please contact by June 1, 2020. To ensure your guest’s needs are met, include the guest’s name and the details of their requirements as well as the number of guests that will be accompanying them.

General Questions

How do I know if I am eligible to graduate?

Students enrolled in their final clinical course for all Full-Time programs as well as the Magnetic Resonance Imaging  and Anesthesia Assistant programs will have an application for graduation completed automatically by the Registrar’s Office. Students can expect to receive an email confirming their application, their full name (as recorded in their official student record) and their program in February.

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 composite photo?

Class composite photos will be available for pick up in the gowning room following the ceremony.  Please don’t forget to get yours after returning your gown and hood.

I missed the official photo day at Michener. How do I get my graduation photos taken?

The official graduation photographer has a full-service studio. Please contact OnSite Images to book your appointment. Please note there is a 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 along with Class of 2020 t-shirts. PLEASE NOTE: The venue is unable to receive flower deliveries arranged by family members or guests.

Bouquets and t-shirts can also be pre-ordered through Convocation Flowers.

I would like my diploma framed. 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. All frames will also be available for purchase at Convocation along with Michener-branded merchandise. Pre-event prices are only applicable to pre-orders and will not apply to framing purchased at Convocation.

If you have any questions about framing, contact

Is there a place to mingle and connect with friends and faculty?

The Michener Alumni Association sponsors a reception prior to the ceremony from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. There is a jazz trio and finger foods in the atrium and photo booths and photo walls (plus food) on the second floor.

Will the ceremony be photographed or videotaped?

Yes, Michener hires a professional photographer to take photos during the reception and ceremony. The ceremony itself 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 are required to wear an academic gown and hood for the event.

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

To properly secure your hood, consider wearing a dress shirt with buttons. Pins will be available in the gowning room to assist in securing the hood

Can I keep my hood and/or gown?

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