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Information for Faculty

Plans are in place to complete all of York U’s ceremonies while maintaining our commitment to open and respectful dialogue within a safe and secure environment.

Please note the following:   

  • Bring your YU Faculty Card (card or digital) as it will be required to enter Sobeys Stadium.  Grads, guests, staff and vendors also require ID or tickets to enter.   
  • Arrive at the Stadium one hour prior to the ceremony and enter through the Faculty Entrance via the faculty shuttle or through the parking lot on the west-side of the Stadium. 
  • Leave bags in your office or vehicle as they are not permitted into the ceremony. 

To access detailed information on registration, shuttle busses, robing locations, and regalia, please select the headings below. 

Faculty members who are part of the platform party do not need a ticket for convocation but are kindly requested to RSVP online here using the code S24. Invitations will be sent in early May.

We appreciate your cooperation in submitting your RSVP to ensure proper arrangements are made for your participation in the convocation ceremony.

For your convenience, a shuttle service will be available for each ceremony, transporting guests between their respective home faculty and the Sobeys Stadium (formerly Aviva Centre). The shuttle will operate continuously during the specified times, both before and after the ceremony. 

We encourage you to take advantage of this shuttle service to ensure a smooth transportation experience on the day of convocation. 

View the faculty shuttle map and schedule here.

For ceremonies held at the Keele campus, faculty members are encouraged to robe one hour prior to the ceremony. The robing room is located in the Player's Lounge at Sobeys Stadium. 

For the June Glendon ceremony, the faculty robing room is in the Manor. 

For the October Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA ceremony, faculty robing is in the Private Dining Room at the Executive Learning Centre. 

Faculty members have the option to wear their own regalia or reserve regalia when completing the online RSVP. 

Faculty members have the flexibility to either wear their own regalia or reserve regalia when completing the online RSVP form. Faculty who identify as First Nations, Metis or Inuit are most welcome to wear traditional ceremonial dress of your people and culture.  

For faculty members interested in purchasing their own academic regalia, we recommend reaching out to one of the official York regalia suppliers. They can provide you with the appropriate regalia based on your requirements. 

 Please find the contact information for the official York regalia supplier below: