SATURDAY, JUNE 15th
TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor Street West
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The Michener Institute is the copyright owner of the recorded materials, and reserves all rights.
Tentative Schedule for 2024
10:00am – 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 return to 2nd floor for processional line up
12:00pm – ceremony starts (ceremony run time is estimated at 90-120 minutes)
Things you need to know (based on previous FAQs):
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, and those who chose to exit after Semester 4 of the Digital Health & Data Analytics program 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 the name you provide when you register (it’s the question just before you tell us what program you’re in).
I missed the deadline to register for Convocation, what do I do?
Email email@example.com right away; 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?
Initially, all graduates may secure up to 2 guest tickets at no additional charge when they register. Once registration closes April 30, the Convocation Team will assess ticket numbers and if seating is available extra tickets will be offered for sale ($20 each) starting May 5 on a first come, first served basis until gone.
How and when will I receive my tickets?
All tickets will be emailed from firstname.lastname@example.org the week of June 12th.
Can I get extra tickets at Convocation?
No, all tickets must be requested/purchased in advance (tickets are not 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 email@example.com by May 15, 2023. To ensure your needs are met, include name(s) and the details of the requirement.
Can flowers be pre-ordered or purchased at the event?
Yes, flowers are available for pre-order through The Commencement Group .The Commencement Group will also be on-site with 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 through The Commencement Group .The Commencement Group will also be on-site with limited stock available for purchase.
I would like to have my diploma framed. How can I do this?
Watch your Michener email inbox prior to Convocation (email sent 8:23am Friday April 14) for framing options and pre-event pricing specials. If you have any questions about framing, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frames will also be available for purchase at Convocation along with Michener-branded merchandise. Note, frames purchased at Convocation will cost more than those pre-ordered.
Is there a place to mingle and connect with friends and faculty?
The Michener Alumni Association sponsors a reception prior to the ceremony. At this time, UHN IPAC (Infection Prevention & Control) has not provided us with protocols for food and beverage, please check back regularly.
The Reception provides a great opportunity for friends and family to take photos whilst you are in your academic gown and hood. There are lots of great places inside and out for photos as well as a couple of Michener and Michener Alumni Association photo walls (one on each level).
Will the ceremony be photographed or videotaped?
Yes, Michener hires a professional photographer to take photos during the reception and ceremony. Also, the ceremony will be livestreamed for those unable to attend and a recording available 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 so as not to disturb others.
What is appropriate attire for the event?
Business casual is preferred for guests and all graduates are required to wear an academic gown and hood for the event. Academic gowns are quite thick and when mixed with high temperatures and humidity can cause overheating; 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.
Can I watch the ceremony from home?
Yes, the ceremony will be livestreamed for those unable to attend and a recording available following the event.
The link will be posted at the top of the page in advance of the day.
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.
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 (currently they are not accepting phone calls)
Please complete this form https://michener.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Credential-Request-Form-2023.pdf to have your credential mailed to you.
Note: Convocation credentials are retained for just one year following Convocation. Graduates requesting credentials after that, must request replacement credentials (https://michener.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Credential-Replacement-Form-fillable.pdf) and pay the Replacement Credential fee.