Accessibility: students, parents, and other family members planning to attend Convocation events are encouraged to contact Michelle Strain at mstrain@mta.ca by May 1, 2019 to identify their accommodation needs (i.e. wheelchair accessible seating, accommodations for visual or hearing impairments, etc.) Michelle will be in touch with you to discuss and co-ordinate your request. 


*Included in your Grad Class Bracelet

Friday, May 10, 2019

Convocation Weekend Registration
Time: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Location: Campbell Hall

Harper Warm-Up*
Time: 8-9 p.m.
Location: Harper Hall Lounge

East Coast Kitchen Party with Signal Hill*
Time: 9:30 p.m.-12 a.m. (Doors open at 9 p.m.)
Location: Jennings Hall
Tickets: $15 (available online, at Tidewater Books, or at the door)


Saturday, May 11, 2019

1918: Don't Worry, Rejoice
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Location: Motyer-Fancy Theatre, Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts
A staged dramatic reading, the final performance of the five-year Allisonians-at-War project.

Fine Arts Graduates Exhibition Opening
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Location: Owens Arts Gallery

MtA Trivia Hosted by the Class of 2018
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Location: The Pond

Grad class group photo – at Alumni Pin Ceremony
Time: 5:15 p.m.
Location: Convocation Hall (on the steps outdoors)

Dessert Reception*
Time: 9:30 p.m.
Location: Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts
Tickets: $15 (at the door) 

Garnet & Gold Gala*
Time: 10:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10 (at the door)
Location: Wallace McCain Student Centre 
Put your dancing shoes on and finish the night by mingling (and dancing) with fellow Allisonians, young and old.


Sunday, May 12, 2019

President's Meet & Greet (for Grads and Families)
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Location: Hammond House, 82A York St.
President Dr. Jean-Paul Boudreau hosts grads and their family members.

Grad Brunch*
Time: 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: Jennings Dining Hall
Tickets: $10 (will be available at the Conferences Office, Campbell Hall)

Convocation Weekend Recital
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Brunton Auditorium

Tintamarre: SOLITAIRE
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Motyer-Fancy Theatre, Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts 

Pre-Baccalaureate Dinner
Time: 5-6:45 p.m.
Location: Jennings Hall
Tickets: Free for all grads, $15 for guests (will be available at the Conferences Office, Campbell Hall)

Baccalaureate Service procession
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Marjorie Young Bell Convocation Hall
Platform party will meet in the Gold Room, faculty on the mezzanine level, and graduating students on the balcony level of Convocation Hall to form the procession.

Baccalaureate Service

Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Convocation Hall 
Grads assemble with cap and gown (no hoods) on the second floor mezzanine of Convocation Hall to form the procession. Guest speaker Deborah Margo.

Night of Appreciation*
Time: 8:30-10 p.m.
Location: Jennings Dining Hall
Tickets: $10 (at the door)


Monday, May 13, 2019

Morning Convocation BSc, MSc, BComm, Honours Certificate in Science or Commerce, and October 2018 grads in these programs
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Convocation Hall
The Convocation procession will form in the foyer of the Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts at 8:30 a.m. Grads are requested to be on time and to be in academic dress of cap and gown, with hoods folded and carried. October grads should wear their hoods.

Afternoon Convocation BA, BMus, BFA, Honours Certificate in Arts, and October 2018 grads in these programs
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Convocation Hall
The Convocation procession will form in the foyer of the Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts at 1:30 p.m. Grads are requested to be on time and to be in academic dress of cap and gown, with hoods folded and carried. October grads should wear their hoods