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2023 Fall Convocation Ceremonies

Participating in your convocation ceremony is an extraordinary experience that we highly recommend for all graduating students. It's a chance to celebrate this significant milestone alongside your loved ones. 

The details provided on this page pertain to the ceremonies scheduled for October 2023 graduates.

Your ceremony will be determined by the Faculty you will be graduating from as well as your degree and major. Use the Ceremony Search tool below to determine your ceremony and view it's details.

For School of Continuing Studies (SCS) graduates: 

Please contact the SCS events team regarding any queries or concerns you may have regarding the SCS ceremonies at the following email:

Below is a summary of the 2023 Fall Convocation ceremony schedule. Your ceremony will be determined by the Faculty you will be graduating from as well as your degree and major. To determine your ceremony and see the full details, please use the ceremony search tool.

Please note that graduands will need to arrive 90 minutes before the start of the ceremony for robing and marshalling. 

CeremonyDateStart TimeFaculty / Faculties
Ceremony 1Wednesday, October 11, 20233:30 p.m.Faculty of Health
Ceremony 2Thursday, October 12, 202310:30 a.m.School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies I
Ceremony 3Thursday, October 12, 20233:30 p.m. Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies II
Ceremony 4Friday, October 13, 202310:30 a.m. Osgoode Hall Law School
Schulich School of Business
Ceremony 5Friday, October 13, 20233:30 p.m. Faculty of Education
Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change
Glendon College
Lassonde School of Engineering
Faculty of Science
Ceremony 6Friday, October 20, 202310:00 a.m.Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA

Electronic invitations to Convocation are typically sent 4 to 6 weeks prior to your ceremony. Receiving an invitation does not confirm your eligibility to graduate. Please visit the Graduation Eligibility and Status web page for more information about the graduation process and how to verify your degree status.

To confirm your attendance at the ceremony and ensure that your robe rental is reserved, please complete the RSVP form. When you submit your RSVP, you will also receive guest tickets for your convocation ceremony.

The online RSVP deadline for the 2023 Fall Convocation has been extended to September 29, 2023.

During the RSVP process, you will be allocated 3 to 4 guest tickets, which can be claimed at that time. The number of guest tickets allotted to each graduand varies depending on the ceremony capacity. The robe rental confirmation page acts as a student ticket, you do not require a guest ticket to attend your convocation ceremony. 

After completing the RSVP, you will have the opportunity to download tickets for your guests. You may save the PDF document and email the tickets to your guests. Guests must show their ticket on arrival either via a phone or printed on paper. Each ticket contains a barcode, which is used for admission.

If you would like to request additional tickets, please complete the Extra Ticket Request form. Requests will be reviewed and decisions will be communicated no later than Wednesday, October 4, 2023. A request does not guarantee that you will be granted extra tickets, so we recommend that you do not make plans until you have received a decision from the Convocation Office.

The requirement for daily health screening is currently paused, but it's important for everyone to monitor their health and avoid attending campus if they are feeling unwell. 

For convocation ceremonies, we prioritize the safety of you and your guests by following all necessary health and safety measures as mandated by York University, local municipalities, and provincial authorities. 

You can find more information about York University's response to COVID-19 on the Better Together website. If you have any specific questions or concerns, feel free to let us know at  

Please Note: Convocation and related events at York University will be webcast live, videotaped and photographed. By attending Convocation, you are consenting to appear in these webcasts, videotapes, photographs, and recordings. York University is released from any liability in connection with their use.

Privacy Statement: Personal information, including images and recordings, collected during these events is governed by The York University Act, 1965. It will be used for promoting, publicizing, or explaining York University and its activities, as well as for administrative, educational, or research purposes. Personal information may be disclosed to external service providers for processing and production.

For any questions about the collection of personal information by York University, please contact the University Events and Ceremonies team at York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, or reach out by phone at 416-736-5325 or via email at