Convocation @ Sheridan

About Convocation

Sheridan holds Convocation celebrations for graduates twice per year:

  • Spring (held in June for students graduating at the end of either the Fall or Winter semester)
  • Fall (held in October for students graduating at the end of the Spring/Summer semester)

  • Latest Convocation News
  • Registration, Guest Tickets & More
  • Schedule
  • Agenda
  • FAQs
  • Checklist

Latest Convocation News

2018 Fall Convocation Guest Tickets now available

Once you receive your email notification, your guest tickets will be available to download from myStudent Centre.

Every guest must have a printed ticket to be admitted to the ceremony. Graduates do not require tickets to attend. Electronic versions will not be accepted.

To access your guest tickets:

  1. Login to myStudentCentre
  2. Follow the link My Academics (under the Academics heading)
  3. In the Graduation section on the page, follow the link Convocation Ceremony RSVP
  4. Under the Tickets Assigned section follow the link Print Guest Tickets

2018 Fall Convocation RSVP Form Now Open

If you have applied to graduate and are planning to attend the Fall Convocation Ceremonies make sure to RSVP You will also order your gown and guest tickets via the RSVP form.

2018 Fall Convocation Ceremonies: October 16 - 17, 2018

Convocation celebrations for student's graduating from a Sheridan program following the Spring 2018 semester will be held at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, ON.

Live Ceremony Streaming

All Convocation ceremonies are live streamed. Visit www.sheridancollege.ca at the start time of your ceremony to watch the proceedings.

Download your Guest Tickets

Every guest must have a printed ticket to be admitted to the ceremony. Graduates do not require tickets to attend. Electronic versions will not be accepted.

To access your guest tickets:

  1. Login to myStudentCentre
  2. Follow the link My Academics (under the Academics heading)
  3. In the Graduation section on the page, follow the link Convocation Ceremony RSVP
  4. Under the Tickets Assigned section follow the link Print Guest Tickets

If you no longer plan to attend your convocation or you no longer require guest tickets, kindly return to the RSVP form (details above) and update your information so that we may reassign your allotted tickets to others.

Registration, Guest Tickets & Other Info

Registering for your Ceremony and Requesting Guest Tickets

You can register* for your convocation ceremony and order your guest tickets and gown through the Convocation Ceremony RSVP form.

You will only be able to access the RSVP form if you are a recent graduate or are eligible to graduate in the Spring term and have successfully applied to graduate.

Please note the following:

  • Graduating students are limited to two (2) guest tickets each. Graduates do not require a ticket for themselves.

  • Occasionally, additional tickets become available and are distributed based on the date and time you completed the Convocation Ceremony RSVP form. Graduates can request up to two additional tickets, subject to availability**. Availability of additional tickets will not be known until approximately one week prior to each Convocation ceremony. Note that additional seats may not be located near your assigned guest seats.

* If you have forgotten your Sheridan user name and/or password, see the Accounts & Access page.

** If you are requesting additional guest tickets and the only option available on the RSVP form is '"0", no additional tickets are available for your ceremony.

How to Access the Convocation Ceremony RSVP Form

  1. Log-in to myStudent Centre

  2. Click the link myAcademics

  3. In the Graduation section near the bottom of the page, follow the link Convocation Ceremony RSVP (remember, this link will only be visible after you have successfully applied to graduate).


  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the form*. You will be indicating:
    • whether or not you will be attending your Convocation Ceremony; IF YES, you will also be asked:
      • the number of guest tickets you require
      • the size of gown you need

  5. When you are done click the button SAVE CONVOCATION INFORMATION and close the window.

* The request form will open in a pop-up window. Be sure to disable any pop-up blocker you may have employed or take steps to allow your browser to display the page.

Guest Ticket Seat Assignment

Guest tickets will be assigned by the beginning of October. You will receive an email providing information about seat assignments and any further details you might need.

No longer Attending Convocation?

If you change your mind about attending Convocation after you have already registered for your ceremony, go back into the Convocation Ceremony RSVP form and change your choice to 'Not Attend'. Your certificate/diploma/degree will be mailed to you after Convocation is complete (if it hasn't already been received by you).

Convocation Gowns & Gown Sizes

Gown size is determined by your height in feet and inches. A sizing chart can be accessed on the Request Form to assist you in picking the correct size. Your gown will be available for pick-up on the day of your ceremony at the Living Arts Centre.

Robes and/or hoods must be returned at the end of the ceremony. Items removed from the Living Arts Centre will be charged to the graduate.

Your Name & Contact Information

Your name will appear on your certificate/diploma/degree as FIRST MIDDLE LAST.  If this is not correct and you require a change please visit the Office of the Registrar and present official documentation supporting your name change.  Also, make sure your email address and telephone number are up to date in case Sheridan needs to contact you.

Schedule

2018 Fall Convocation Ceremonies: October 16-17, 2018
Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, ON

Find the date and time of the convocation ceremony for your program. Please note that convocation for each faculty may be split across a number of sessions, so make sure you identify the correct session for your program.

Remember, in order to be awarded your credential and attend Convocation, you must first Apply to Graduate.

Search Convocation Schedule*

* you can search by faculty or program name - you may need to scroll to see all search results

LEGEND

CAPS: Continuing & Professional Studies
FAAD: Faculty of Animation Arts & Design
FAHCS: Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

FAST: Faculty of Applied Science & Technology
FHASS: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
PSB: Pilon School of Business

Ceremony 1: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.

Faculty Program Name
FAST Architectural Technician
FAST Architectural Technology
FAST Chemical Engineering Technology
FAST Chemical Engineering Technology - Environmental 
FAST Chemical Laboratory Technician
FAST Electrical Techniques
FAST Electromechanical Engineering Technician 
FAST Electromechanical Engineering Technology 
FAST Electronics Engineering Technician
FAST Electronics Engineering Technology 
FAST Environmental Control 
FAST Environmental Technician  
FAST Manufacturing Management
FAST Mechanical Engineering Technician 
FAST Mechanical Engineering Technician Drafting 
FAST Mechanical Engineering Technology
FAST Mechanical Engineering Technology - Design and Drafting
FAST Mechanical Techniques - Plumbing
FAST Mechanical Techniques - Tool and Die Maker 
FAST Quality Assurance Manufacturing and Management 
FAST Welding Techniques

Ceremony 2: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @ 10 a.m.

Faculty Program Name
FAAD Advanced Special Effects Makeup Prosthetics and Props
FAAD Advanced Television and Film
FAAD Art Fundamentals 
FAAD Computer Animation
FAAD Digital Communication
FAAD Digital Creature Animation - Technical Direction
FAAD Game Level Design
FAAD Honours Bachelor of Animation
FAAD Honours Bachelor of Game Design
FAAD Honours Bachelor of Illustration
FAAD Honours Bachelor of Interaction Design
FAAD Honours Bachelor of Interior Design
FAAD Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance
FAAD Honours Bachelor of Photography
FAAD Interior Decorating
FAAD Journalism
FAAD Journalism - Broadcast
FAAD Journalism - Print
FAAD Makeup for Media and Creative Arts
FAAD Media Fundamentals
FAAD Performing Arts - Preparation
FAAD Public Relations - Corporate Communications
FAAD Visual and Creative Arts
FAAD Visual and Creative Arts - Advanced
FAAD Visual Effects
FAAD Visual Merchandising Arts
FAST Computer Engineering Technician
FAST Computer Programmer
FAST Computer Systems Technician  - Software Engineering 
FAST Game Development Advanced Programming
FAST Honours Bachelor of Computer Science (Mobile Computing)
FAST Honours Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (Information Systems Security)
FAST Information Technologies Support Services

Ceremony 3: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @ 3 p.m.

Faculty Program Name
PSOB Advertising - Account Management
PSOB Advertising and Marketing Communications Management
PSOB Banking and Wealth Management
PSOB Business
PSOB Business - Accounting
PSOB Business - Finance
PSOB Business - Human Resources
PSOB Business - Marketing
PSOB Business Administration - Accounting
PSOB Business Administration - Finance
PSOB Business Administration - Human Resources
PSOB Business Administration - Marketing
PSOB Business Analysis and Process Management
PSOB Business Process Management
PSOB Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting)
PSOB Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance)
PSOB Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Global Business Management)
PSOB Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Supply Chain Management)
PSOB Business Analysis and Process Management
PSOB Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing Management)
PSOB Human Resources Management
PSOB International Business Management
PSOB Marketing Management
PSOB Office Administration - Executive
PSOB Office Administration - Health Services
PSOB Office Administration - Legal
PSOB Office Administration - Medical
PSOB Project Management
PSOB Tourism and Travel 
PSOB Tourism - Global Travel

Ceremony 4: Wednesday, October 17 @ 7:30 p.m.

Faculty Program Name
FAHCS Animal Care
FAHCS Child and Youth Care
FAHCS Child and Youth Worker
FAHCS Community and Justice Services
FAHCS Community Pharmacy Assistant
FAHCS Community Worker - Outreach and Development
FAHCS Early Childhood Education
FAHCS Educational Support
FAHCS Fundamentals of Fitness Leadership
FAHCS Honours Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences (Athletic Therapy)
FAHCS Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership
FAHCS Investigation - Public and Private
FAHCS Paralegal
FAHCS Personal Support Worker
FAHCS Pharmacy Technician 
FAHCS Police Foundations
FAHCS Practical Nursing
FAHCS Retail Pharmacy Assistant
FAHCS Social Service Worker 
FAHCS Social Service Worker - Gerontology
FHAS General Arts and Science 
FHAS General Arts and Science - One Year 
FHAS Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees
FHAS Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL Plus)

 

Agenda

Click to the headings below to view the graduation ceremony agenda for each group.

Students

Location and Time

Convocation ceremonies will take place at the Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga.

  1. All convocation ceremonies will be held at The Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive, north of City Centre Drive in Mississauga, Ontario.

  2. Refer to the schedule to determine the convocation date and time for your program.

  3. Arrive at the Living Arts Centre at least one hour prior to your scheduled ceremony for Graduand Check-In - the processional begins 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Be sure to give the guest tickets to your guests.

  4. Proceed immediately to the Robing Room when you arrive.

  5. Guests must be seated 20 minutes prior to the ceremony start time. Guests arriving after this time will be seated in an appropriate break in the ceremony.

Refreshments

Light refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremony.

Graduation Gowns

Please return your robe and hoods following the ceremony. Robes and/or hoods removed from the Living Arts Centre will be charged to the graduate.

Convocation Memorabilia

The following items will be available for purchase following your ceremony:

  • Display frames for your degree, diploma or certificate
  • Rings and memorabilia from the Sheridan bookstore
  • Congratulatory floral bouquets from Professional photography services will be available for you during convocation.
  • Video of your entire ceremony

Lifetouch Canada Inc will be on site to capture you crossing the stage during the convocation ceremonies. Should you wish to receive proofs after your ceremony, you MUST check the consent box while completing the online Convocation Ceremony RSVP form. If you have consented, Lifetouch Canada Inc will email graduates directly with details on how to view your proofs, following convocation.

A Sheridan Information booth will be located in the lobby of the Living Arts Centre for any additional information you may need.

Accommodations

Overnight accommodations are available at the Sheridan Residence in Brampton or Oakville for $64.95/suite. For reservations, please call our toll-free number 1-877-225-8664 and ask to be transferred to your preferred location.

When making your reservation, please ask for the Sheridan Convocation rate.

Readers

Instructions for Readers

  1. Arrive at the ceremony 90 minutes prior to the event start. Please note: the processional will begin 15 minutes prior to the start of the event.

  2. Proceed to the Royal Bank Theatre and collect a robe, hood and Convocation program. On arrival, please check in with the Marshall Coordinator. Wait to be escorted through the back halls to Hammerson Hall where you will be presented with a brief 45 minutes prior to the event.

  3. At the designated time in the ceremony, the Marshall Coordinator will give you the signal to approach the podium. Please introduce yourself to the audience. Then, you will announce the name of the Program Coordinator and his/her program as he/she crosses the stage to take his/her position to the right of the dean. Then, you will announce the name of each of the graduates for that program as they cross the stage. The names of the grads will be read from the marshalling card that will be handed to you by the Marshall Coordinator. You will read the name (and Sheridan Honours, High Honours and Silver Medal winner where appropriate) by program. "Silver Medal", "Honours" and/or "High Honours" will be printed below the name.

  4. Once all of the graduates have been announced for that particular program, please congratulate the graduates.

  5. Then, you will then read the name of the Program Coordinator and program for the next program and continue with the names of the graduates from that program as outlined above.

  6. Once all of the graduates’ names have been read, please return to your seat for the remainder of the ceremony.

  7. Following the ceremony, please return the robe and hood (if applicable) to the Royal Bank Theatre.

  8. Orders for academic hoods will be facilitated via your academic faculty. You will receive email notification from the faculty office with further details.

Faculty

Instructions for Faculty

  1. Arrive at the Convocation ceremony 45 minutes prior to the event start. Please note: the processional will begin 15 minutes prior to the start of the event.

  2. Proceed to the Royal Bank Theatre and collect a robe, hood and Convocation program.

  3. The Marshall Coordinator will arrange you in order of the processional 20 minutes prior to the event start.

  4. Follow the Marshall Coordinator in the processional to seating on stage.

  5. Following the ceremony, please return the robe and hood (if applicable) to the Royal Bank Theatre.

  6. Orders for academic hoods will be facilitated via your academic faculty. You will receive email notification from your faculty office with further details.

Deans & Executive

Instructions for Deans & Executive

  1. Arrive at the Convocation ceremony 45 minutes prior to the event start. Please note: the processional will begin 15 minutes prior to the start of the event.

  2. Proceed to the Royal Bank Theatre and collect a robe, hood and Convocation program.

  3. The Processional Coordinator will arrange you in the order of the processional.

  4. Follow the processional to identified seating on the stage.

  5. Following the ceremony, please return the robe and hood (if applicable) to the Royal Bank Theatre.

  6. Hoods for Convocation will be available as follows:
    • Deans: orders for academic hoods will be facilitated via your academic faculty. You will receive email notification from your faculty office with further details.

    • Executive:
      • Members of the President’s Executive Council and Administrative Leadership Council please contact Susan Hutton to order your Academic Hood
      • All others, please send email to Hilary Puliciccho indicating:
        • the name of the institution you graduated from
        • the discipline you studied
        • the type of degree awarded

 

Convocation Frequently Asked Questions

Ticket FAQs

Ticket FAQs

Do graduates require a ticket?

Graduating students do not require a ticket. Tickets are issued with no charge for your guests.

How do I get my tickets?

Login to myStudent Centre and complete the Convocation Ceremony RSVP form. Indicate the number of guest tickets you require. Instructions on how to print your tickets will be emailed to your Sheridan email account approximately one to two weeks before your Convocation ceremony. If you have not received ticket information about your ticket allocation by the beginning of October please email convocation@sheridancollege.ca.

Is it possible to request additional tickets?

Occasionally, additional tickets become available because members of your graduating class do not attend Convocation. Additional tickets are distributed to students, based on the date and time they completed the Convocation Ceremony RSVP form. Availability will not be known until approximately one week prior to each Convocation ceremony. Please note: that additional seats will not be located near your assigned two guest seats.

Can children attend the ceremony? Are there any age restrictions?

Anyone over the age of 3 is required to have their own ticket. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Note that strollers are not allowed inside Hammerson Hall. Children are not permitted to sit with graduates.

I have lost my tickets, what should I do? Can I reorder them?

If you have misplaced your tickets you should be able to reprint them from your email. If not, please have your guests check in at the Sheridan ticket booth at the Living Arts Centre on the day of your ceremony and we will re-issue them to you. (Your guests will require your student number for this).

Why are students only allowed two guests?

This is due to limited seating at The Living Arts Centre. All Convocation ceremonies are live streamed. Visit www.sheridancollege.ca at the start time of your ceremony to watch the proceedings.

Ceremony FAQs

Ceremony FAQs

What time do I have to be at the Living Arts Centre on the day of my convocation?

Graduating students must be checked in 1 hour prior to the start of the ceremony for Graduand Check-In. Check-In takes approximately one hour (select gown, register for Marshalling Card, receive instructions for Procession, etc.). Please note that the processional will start 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. If you are late, you may not be able to cross the stage with your classmates.

When should my guests arrive?

Guests must be seated 20 minutes prior to the ceremony start time. Guest arriving after this time will be seated during an appropriate break in the ceremony.

I am unable to attend convocation. Can my diploma be mailed to me?

If you have changed your mind about attending Convocation after you have already registered to attend Convocation, go back into the Convocation Ceremony RSVP form and change your choice to 'Not Attend'. Your Diploma will be mailed to you after Convocation is complete.

What should I wear?

We suggest business or business casual attire. However, it can be quite warm under the gown so we suggest something cool.

How do I order my gown? How do I know what size to order?

Gown size is determined by your height in feet and inches. There is a sizing chart on the Convocation Ceremony RSVP online form that will help you to determine the size you need. You will pick up your gown on the day of your ceremony at the Living Arts Centre.

Can I keep my gown and/or hood?

No. Robes and/or hoods must be returned at the end of the Ceremony. Items removed from the Living Arts Centre will be charged to the graduate.

Are drinks allowed during the ceremony?

No food or drink (other than bottled water) is allowed in the Auditorium. There will be a reception after the ceremony where light refreshments will be provided.

What can I purchase at convocation?

Visit the Atrium of the Living Arts Centre to purchase: a DVD of the entire ceremony, Bouquets of Flowers, Rings and memorabilia from the Sheridan bookstore. Sheridan branded frames for degrees, diplomas and certificates are available at Convocation or online. Sheridan frames can be ordered online today or at Convocation. Frames will be delivered directly to your home.

Is there a photographer on site the day of convocation?

Friends and family are welcome to photograph graduates during the convocation ceremony from their seats. During Convocation a professional photography company will be on site to capture students crossing the stage.

Should you wish to receive proofs after your ceremony, you MUST check the consent box while completing the online Convocation Ceremony RSVP form. If you have consented, the photography company will email graduates directly with details on how to view your proofs, following graduation.

Graduate FAQs

Graduate FAQs

What should I do if I've forgotten my user name and/or password?

If you have forgotten or misplaced your user name or password, Sheridan's Contact Centre can assist you. Please call 905-845-9430 and select option #3 for Continuing and Professional Studies or option #4 for Postsecondary.

My name and/or address has changed from what Sheridan has on file, how can I update my information?

If you need to change your address or your name on your file, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

How can I stay connected to Sheridan after graduation?

Upon graduation, you will join the Sheridan Alumni Association. As a member, you will receive an annual alumni digital magazine, Ovation, plus our monthly e-newsletter, exclusive event invitations and benefit offers from affinity partners. For more information about the benefits and services available to you as an alumnus, please visit the Sheridan Alumni website.

There are many ways to stay connected with Sheridan following graduation, including:

Convocation Guest FAQs

Convocation Guest FAQs

Can I get a letter confirming my convocation so my parents can get a visitor's VISA?

If you require a letter confirming your eligibility to attend convocation for Visitor VISAs, please contact the International Centre.

Are there hotels near by where guests can stay?

There are several hotels within walking and driving distance of the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga. Overnight accommodations are available at the Sheridan Residence in Brampton or Oakville for $64.95/suite. For reservations, please call our toll-free number 1-877-225-8664 and ask to be transferred to your preferred location. When making your reservation, please ask for the Sheridan Convocation rate. Check out the Residence and Conference Centre website for more information www.stayrcc.com.

Convocation Checklist

  • Apply to Graduate
    If you intend to graduate at the end of your current semester, you will be required to apply to graduate.
  • Register for Convocation
    If you want to attend your Convocation ceremony, complete the Convocation Ceremony RSVP form
  • Request guest tickets
    In the Convocation Ceremony RSVP form indicate the number of guest tickets you require. Graduating students do not require a ticket. Tickets are issued with no charge for your guests.
  • Order your gown
    You will order your gown through the Convocation Ceremony RSVP form. Enter your height in feet and inches.
  • Request a Convocation confirmation letter (where applicable)
    If you require a letter confirming your eligibility to attend convocation for Visitor VISAs, please contact the International Centre.
  • Confirm/Edit your personal information.
    If you need to update your name please contact the Office of the Registrar and present official documentation supporting your name change.
  • Print your tickets
    Instructions on how to print your tickets will be emailed to your Sheridan email account approximately two weeks before your Convocation. If you have not received your tickets please email: convocation@sheridancollege.ca
  • Arrive at least one hour before your ceremony for Graduate Check-In. If you arrive late, you will not be able to participate fully in the ceremony.
  • Once you arrive at the Living Arts Centre proceed immediately to the Robing Room to check-in.
  • As there is no space to hold your personal belongings, please leave them with your guests.
  • Children are not permitted to sit with graduates. Children over the age of 3 must have their own guest ticket and must be supervised by another adult. Please note that strollers are not allowed inside Hammerson Hall.
  • The theatre will open 20-30 minutes before the ceremony for guests.
  • The ceremony will be streamed live and displayed via a link on the Sheridan homepage. DVD copies of the ceremony will be available for purchase.