2023 Spring Convocation Schedule

Graduating student in gown holding diploma in front of George Martin Hall

Monday, May 15 - Distribution of Gowns and Baccalaureate Mass

8:45 AM - 4 PM  

Distribution of Gowns and Hoods 
Black Box Theatre, Sir James Dunn Hall  


9:45 AM 

Assembly of Graduates

BMH Foyer

*The dress is academic gowns, no hoods and graduates.


10 AM

Baccalaureate Mass 

St. Thomas University Chapel, Holy Cross House 

*Graduates are asked to arrive 15 minutes early to the Mass. 

Tuesday, May 16 - Convocation Day

9 AM - 12:30 PM 

Distribution of Gowns and Hoods

Black Box Theatre, Sir James Dunn Hall  


10 AM

Eagle Feather Ceremony

Ted Daigle Auditorium, Edmund Casey Hall


1 PM

Assembly of Graduates      

Grant Harvey Centre   

*Please assemble in the arena to the left upon entering.


2 PM

Convocation Ceremony    

Grant Harvey Centre  

Please note:
The ceremony will be livestreamed at STU.ca/youtube


4:30 PM

Convocation Tea  

George Martin Hall, Dining Hall  


4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Return Gowns and Hoods  

Black Box Theatre, Sir James Dunn Hall (Doors open at 4:30 PM)  

*Please note that gowns not returned by 6:30 PM may result in a late return charge.  


4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Diploma Framing Service      

Sir James Dunn Hall  

Information for Grads 

A list of graduation candidates who have been approved by the Registrar’s Office will be posted on STU.CA by Tuesday, May 9 at 10 AM. If your name is not posted, please contact Kate Crawford, Associate Registrar (kcrawford@stu.ca). 

Family and friends of graduating students are welcome to attend Convocation.  Although we do not issue tickets at the Spring Convocation, we do suggest that graduates keep their guests to no more than four.

Please note: The ceremony will be livestreamed at STU.ca/youtube

Your gown and hood must be returned to the Black Box Theatre immediately following Convocation.  Your diploma will be available (provided your account has been paid in full) in the Black Box Theatre after you have returned your gown and hood. 

Diploma Framing Service  

The STU Alumni Association will be offering a diploma framing service after Convocation in the Sir James Dunn Hall Cafeteria. If you wish to have your diploma framed at this time, we recommend ordering in advance.  


For those graduates who order and pay for their frames in advance, they will receive their framed diploma upon the return of their grad gown if ordered by Thursday, May 11. Frames will still be available for purchase on graduation day; however, there may be a wait time based on demand.  


Pre-order and purchase your frame with cash, credit card or personal cheque in the Alumni Relations office (Room 413, McCain Hall) during regular business hours or email: alumni@stu.ca or phone: 506.452.0521.   


Proceeds from frame sales help support important alumni relations programming provided by the St. Thomas University Alumni Association.