CONVOCATION 2023

SATURDAY, JUNE 17th
TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor Street West

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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 convocation@michener.ca. The Michener Institute is the copyright owner of the recorded materials, and reserves all rights.

Tentative Schedule for 2023

9:45am – student gowning room opens

10:00am – 11:30am – gather with friends & family
(there will be photo walls & convocation merchandise too)

11:15am – gowning room closes

11:30am – Koerner Hall opens for guest seating (no assigned seating)

11:30am – students called to line up

12:00pm – ceremony starts (ceremony run time is estimated at 90-120 minutes)

Frequently Asked (but important) Questions

COVID-19

We will follow all provincial, venue, and Michener Covid-19 protocols

Eligibility & Name

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 full name (as recorded in their official student record) and program in March.

What name appears on my diploma?

Your name will appear on your diploma as it appears on your student record.

To make any changes to your student record, please complete a Change of Personal Information Form and submit it to the Registrar’s Office well in advance of convocation.

What name will be read at convocation?

We will read whatever name you provide when you register to attend convocation.

You can help us pronounce your name correctly by recording your name using NameCoach (see NameCoach in any Blackboard course or the link that was emailed to you).

Registration & Fees & Tickets

I missed the May 15th deadline to register for Convocation, what do I do?

Email convocation@michener.ca right away. The deadline to register is May 15, 2022; we will do our best to accommodate requests made after this date, but can make no guarantees.

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?

Additional Tickets - SOLD OUT

How and when will I receive my tickets?

All tickets will be emailed from tickets@rcmusic.ca the week of June 13th.

Can I get extra tickets at Convocation?

No, all tickets must be requested/purchased in advance (there will be no tickets available at the door).

Is guest seating assigned?

No, guest seating is general admission.

Do children require tickets?

Yes, children 1 year of age and older 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 email convocation@michener.ca by June 1, 2022. To ensure your guest’s needs are met, include their name and the details of their requirements.

General Questions

Can flowers be pre-ordered or purchased at the event?

Yes, flowers are available for pre-order though The Commencement Group. Convocation Flowers will also be on-site will limited bouquets available for purchase.

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

Can class t-shirts be pre-ordered or purchased at the event?

Yes, class t-shirts are available for pre-order though The Commencement Group. Convocation Flowers will also be on-site so t-shirts may be purchased day of.

I would like to have my diploma framed. How can I do this?

Watch your Michener email inbox prior to Convocation for pre-event pricing and framing options.

All frames will also be available for purchase at Convocation along with Michener-branded merchandise. Frames purchased at Convocation will be more than pre-event pricing.

If you have any questions about framing, contact success@michener.ca.

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

The Michener Alumni Association sponsors a reception prior to the ceremony. There will be a couple of Michener photo walls (one on each level) to allow friends and family an opportunity to take a photo of you in your academic gown and hood prior to the ceremony.

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 livestreamed for those unable to attend and a recording will be available 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.

Academic gowns are quite thick and mixed with high temperatures and humidity can cause you to overheat. Dress lightly so you do not end up feeling uncomfortable throughout the event.

Can I keep my hood and/or gown?

No, gowns and hoods are rented solely for the occasion. If you would like to purchase a gown or hood please email convocation@michener.ca.

Not Attending

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

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

Michener Institute of Education at UHN
222 St. Patrick Street, Fifth Floor, Room 500
Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays – 10 am to 12 pm and 1 to 3 pm
Phone: 416-596-3101 ext. 3000
Email: regoffice@michener.ca

Note: Convocation credentials are only retained for one year following Convocation. Graduates requesting credentials after that, must request replacement credentials and pay the Replacement Credential fee.