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 $30 for graduating students, and $60 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.

Register here for the Chancellor’s Graduation Dinner.

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

A confirmation email will be sent 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 Accommodation & Event Services at 1-866-822-9200.

Is my reservation for the Chancellor’s Dinner refundable?

Cancellations requested after May 24, 2024 will be subject to a 10% administration fee. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations requested after May 30.

Modifications to the registration may be done by calling Accommodation & Event Services at 1-866-822-9200.

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 a free event.

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.

Do I need to RSVP?

Yes. The deadline is May 3rd, 2024.  If your guests have mobility issues, please indicate this when you RSVP and we will ensure that appropriate seating is available.

How many tickets will each graduand receive?

Each graduand will receive tickets for FOUR (4) guests for the live ceremony, due to the limited seating capacity of the Denver Gymnasium. If you will not use all four tickets, you can give unused tickets to other graduands in need of additional tickets. Alternatively, you can leave them at the check-in table for redistribution on a first-come, first-served basis to graduands in need of additional tickets.

Additionally, the ceremonies will be live streamed in a locale adjacent to the live ceremony. A link to this live stream will also be available on our website for friends and family who are unable to attend in person.

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.

Can I have extra tickets?
No, we are unable to provide extra tickets due to the limited seating capacity of the Denver Gymnasium. Each graduand is allotted four (4) guest tickets. If you require additional tickets, please check with your friends to see if they will have any unused tickets. Any unused tickets left at the check-in table will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
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 will be posted to the Convocation website and emailed to student’s BU email address.

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?
How can I reserve my Grad photos?

Please contact Jessica Ford, the SRC’s official graduation photographer to make an appointment:

Where can I pick-up the 2024 Yearbook?

The SRC publication “The Quad” will be available for pick-up in the Hamel Lounge, the day of Convocation.

Need accommodation on Convocation weekend? Click here to reserve a room on campus.

Please note: Convocation and related events are webcast live, videotaped, photographed and recorded. Your use of a ticket to Convocation confirms your willingness to appear in webcasts, videotapes, photographs and recordings, and releases Bishop’s University from all liability in connection therewith.