Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Chancellor’s Graduation Dinner

Why should I attend the Chancellor's Dinner?

It is an opportunity for graduands and their families to celebrate their success and to get to know the individuals receiving honorary degrees in a less formal way.  It is a chance to spend time with family and friends in a celebratory environment.  Tickets are $20 for graduating students, and $25 for guests. Tables seat eight persons. You may invite as many guests as you choose but space is limited. You should RSVP as soon as possible.

https://alumni-forms.ubishops.ca/graduation-dinner-2020-2021/

Are there changes to the Chancellor’s Graduation Dinner schedule?

No. There are no changes to the Chancellor’s Graduation Dinner scheduled on Friday, June 3,2022 at 6:30 p.m. at the Centre de foires (1600 Bd du Plateau-Saint-Joseph, Sherbrooke, J1L 0C8)

How do I know if I’ve RSVP’d for the Chancellor’s Graduation Dinner?

A confirmation email was sent confirming reservation along with your receipt.

Can I make changes to my Chancellor’s Dinner reservation?

Yes.  To change the number of guests in attendance please contact: Sarah Haddon (shaddon@ubishops.ca)

Is my reservation for the Chancellors’ Dinner refundable?

Yes, up until May 27th, 2022, your reservation is refundable. After that date, there is a 10% administration fee.

For more information, contact: Sarah Haddon (shaddon@ubishops.ca)

What is the dress code for the Chancellor’s Dinner?

Semi-formal /Business casual.

Graduation Ceremony

Are there fees associated with graduating?

No. The graduation ceremony is free.

Where will the Convocation ceremony take place?

The Convocation ceremony will be held in the Denver Gym located in the John H. Price Sports and Recreation Centre. Due to limited seating capacity, this is a ticketed event, and guests without a ticket will not be admitted.  Seats for ticket holders are available on a first come, first served basis. Seating is available in the bleachers as well as individual chairs. For those with mobility limitations, we encourage you to arrive early to ensure a seat.

How many tickets will each graduand receive?

If you are part of the Class of 2020:
Each graduand was required to RSVP prior to March 25, 2022.  Due to the seating capacity of the Denver Gymnasium (1200). Based on the response rate we will be able to accommodate all requests made prior to March 25th. All ceremonies will also be live streamed to locales adjacent to the live ceremony. A link will also be added to the website for friends and family unable to travel to campus.

Late comers, please contact: Convocation@ubishops.ca

If you are part of the Class of 2021:
Each graduand was required to RSVP prior to March 25, 2022.  Due to the seating capacity of the Denver Gymnasium (1200) and overwhelming response from the Class of 2021 the maximum number of guests per graduand is set to a maximum of THREE (3).  All ceremonies will also be live streamed to locales adjacent to the live ceremony.  A link will also be added to the website for friends and family unable to travel to campus.

Late comers, please contact: Convocation@ubishops.ca

If you are part of the Class of 2022:
Please keep an eye on your Bishop’s email for details to RSVP to the ceremonies which will be sent out by the end of April.  Due to the seating of the Denver Gymnasium (1200) the number of guests per graduand is set to a maximum of FOUR (4).  The ceremonies will also be live streamed to locales adjacent to the live ceremony.  A link will also be added to the website for friends and family unable to travel to campus.

Do I need to RSVP?

Yes. The deadline was March 25, 2022

When will I receive my tickets?

Your tickets will be made available when you pick-up your academic regalia in the Hamel Lounge located at the Sports Centre prior to your Convocation ceremony.  If you do not need all of your tickets, you can leave them with our staff at that time to redistribute to other students who need extra tickets.

Can I have extra tickets?

If you need extra tickets, you can request to be put on the ticket waitlist when you pick up your academic regalia in the Hamel Lounge prior to your Convocation ceremony.  Extra tickets will be redistributed to the waitlist in the Hamel Lounge ONE HOUR BEFORE the start of each ceremony.

Do you sell tickets?

Tickets for the Convocation ceremony are not for sale.

Where do I pick- up my gown?

Your gown can be picked up in the Hamel Lounge located at the Sports Centre. The specific times to be determined and posted to the Convocation website.

What should I wear?

We suggest business casual attire for women and men.

Can I keep the gown and/or hood?

No. Unreturned gowns and hoods are billed at $350.

Can I keep the mortar board (grad cap/ hat)?

Yes, the mortar board is a keepsake.

How can I purchase a Bishop’s diploma frame?

Diploma frames are available via the Doolittle’s Co-op:
https://doolittlesco-op.ca/en/grad-gear