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Location and Transportation Details

All convocation ceremonies will take place at York University. Below you will find specific information on the location, parking and shuttle bus, as well as information on seating and the reception.

Keele Campus

The June & October convocations will be held at the Convocation Pavilion, Sobeys Stadium (formerly Aviva Centre), located at 1 Shoreham Drive, on the west side of campus.

Glendon Campus

The June Glendon convocation will be held on the Glendon Green, Glendon Campus, located at 2275 Bayview Ave

The main convocation parking lot is the Founders Road West with a shuttle bus available to take guests to the Sobey's Stadium. The shuttle bus pick up is on Founders Road west side near the walkway. Accessible parking will be available, for those with a valid medical placard, at the Shoreham Drive North parking lot. There is a guest pick-up and drop off loop located off of Shoreham Drive across from the Sobey's Stadium.

Guests, students and faculty are encouraged to take the subway to the Pioneer Village TTC Subway station, which is the closest station to theĀ Sobey's Stadium. Shuttle bus service will also run to-and-from the subway station if there is space available on the shuttle bus from the earlier pick up on Founders Road.

A guest map will be made available closer to spring convocation dates.

Parking Instructions

Option 1:

  1. A link to access complementary parking for your Convocation ceremony will be made available here closer to the ceremony dates.
  2. You will be able to register your vehicle using the link above, once available.

Option 2:

  1. Download and install the HONK Mobile App from your devices App store (Apple AppStore or GooglePlay)
  2. Sign up for your free HONK account with an email address, mobile phone number and license plate
  3. Click on Enter Zone ID and search GRAD or follow this link:
  4. Select 2023 Spring Convocation for complementary parking
  5. Select Park for Free 

Each convocation ceremony guest must present a valid ticket in order to enter the convocation grounds. Children under the age of three (3) do not require a guest ticket, provided they are accompanied by an adult and will share that person's seat, i.e. sit on their lap. Each ticket is unique and will only admit one.

The Convocation Pavilion will be open for seating approximately 90 minutes prior to each ceremony. There is no reserved seating and seats are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Accessible seating is available upon request; graduands are required to note the special seating requirements of their guests when submitting their RSVP.

Graduates and their guests are invited and encouraged to attend their Faculty reception. The exact location of Faculty receptions will be in the convocation program.

Any items found on the convocation grounds at the Sobeys Stadium will be returned to the York University lost and found. These items will be available for pick up one week after the completion of the last ceremony. For more information on lost and found items, please click here.