Attending Convocation

Students, friends, family and other guests can plan their day and be prepared to enjoy the many proud and memorable moments of convocation.

Convocation Itinerary (June 7, 2020)

10:30 am - Baccalaureate Worship Service, Chapel

A festive worship celebration with Holy Communion. The offering at the worship service is designated to support Augustana Chaplaincy Annual Fund. Cheques may be made payable to University of Alberta and marked Augustana Chaplaincy Annual Fund. For more information, click here 

1:00 pm - Robing (graduands)

1:30 pm - Procession Line-up in Chapel (graduands). Graduands are to be in the chapel no later than 1:30 PM for lineup.

2:30 pm - Convocation Ceremony,Cargill Theatre, Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre

See information below on Guest Tickets.

4:00 pm - Class of 2020 Group Photo, Augustana Quad (weather permitting)

Time subject to change as the group photo will immediately follow the Convocation Ceremony. 

4:00 pm - Class of 2020 Tree Planting, College Lane (weather permitting)

Time subject to change as the group photo will immediately follow the Class of 2020 Group Photo. 

4:00 pm - Alumni Reception

Time subject to change as the Alumni Reception immediately follows the Class of 2020 Tree Planting. Look for your favourite professors in the Forum, where department chairs and their faculty will host a reception. A great opportunity for photos and a chance to introduce your family to your professors! 

Guest Tickets

Guest tickets are reserved for graduands who advise us of their intention to attend the ceremony. There is no cost associated with guest tickets.

For the Spring convocation ceremonies, graduands are eligible for two guest tickets. Guest tickets are in addition to the graduand's ticket. Beginning on March 16, graduands may obtain their allotted numbers of tickets from the Lougheed Performing Arts Centre box office.  All potential grads will have until Monday, April 20 to request their two tickets.

The actual number of additional seats available is not known until graduands pick up their tickets. The Augustana Registrar’s Office therefore reserves the right to change the number of guest tickets, as required, according to graduand attendance. 

Can I get extra guest tickets?

Extra tickets may become available as graduands take less than their maximum. On Monday April 20, grads may contact the Box Office to request up to two additional tickets for the Cargill Theatre on a 'first-come, first-served' basis.

Grads wanting more than two additional tickets, or grads wanting tickets once all Cargill seats have been claimed, will be offered a ticket for seating in the Mayer Hall for a 'simulcast' of the ceremony. If seating in the Mayer Hall reaches capacity, seating will be offered (no ticket required) in the Augustana Chapel as a secondary overflow, with a simulcast of the ceremony.

Given the limited seating in the convocation hall, there is no guarantee that extra tickets will be available.


Parking is available in all Augustana parking areas on Convocation Sunday (please adhere to posted Parking Restriction signs). Barrier-free spaces are available on the east side of the Faith and Life entrance.

Please plan for extra time to get to Convocation. Campus will be busy with many other students and their families heading to Convocation.

Accessibility Arrangements

If you or any of your guests require special seating (i.e. wheelchair seating) please contact the Augustana Registrar’s Office at 780-679-1185.

Convocation Ceremonies and Traditions

The University of Alberta follows a number of specific traditions as part of its Convocation ceremonies, and also provides information about graduates, honorary degrees, and archived webcasts.

More information.