Convocation

Attending

Faculty members who attend convocation exercises are encouraged to sit on the platform rather than the general theatre seating. Faculty who choose to sit on the platform must wear academic dress.

Faculty members may also invite one guest. Invited platform party guests and faculty that choose to sit in the general seating, will be seated behind the graduates in a reserved seating area.  

Parking Lot Locations and Payment

Parking lot options

Lots closest to Merlis Belsher Place: Visitor parking lots on campus, include:
 Lot 20 (located directly in front of Merlis Belsher Place) Lot 1
Lot 15 (at the corner of College Drive and Preston Avenue) Lot 3
Stadium Parkade Lot 4
Lot 5

Parking payment options

Pre-paid convocation parking pass (Recommended option)

Avoid day-of parking payment lineups by purchasing a convocation parking pass for a discounted price of $4. Purchase the pass from Parking and Transportation Services, located at 72 Campus Drive, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Space permitting, the pass gives you access to park for four hours in lots 15, 20 and the Stadium Parkade (see above for links to map locations) and includes access for the day in lots 1, 3, 4 and 5 (see above for links to map locations) before or after the ceremonies. 

Please arrive early for your ceremony: Purchasing a pre-paid parking pass does not guarantee you a spot in any parking lot.

Use the PayByPhone App

Download or login to the PayByPhone app, find the location number of the lot you are in (indicated in the lot) and pay with your smartphone. The location number for lot 15 and 20 is 4656. During convocation, the cost to park in lots 15 and 20 using the PayByPhone app is $5 for 4 hours.

Download the PayByPhone app: iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows.

Pay at the pay station

Pay stations or meters are located in each public lot and public space. Please avoid this option to help you make it to your ceremony on time. We recommend pre-paying or paying using the PayByPhone app.

If you choose to pay at a pay station during Convocation, the cost to park in lots 15 and 20 is $5 for 4 hours. The cost to pay in lots 1, 3, 4 and 5 is $3/hour, and the cost to pay in Stadium Parkade is $2.50/hour.

 

Arrival

For the morning ceremony, please assemble no later than 8:20 a.m. and no later than 1:20 p.m. for the afternoon ceremony.

Faculty sitting on stage are asked to assemble in the Faculty Holding Room which is located side stage at Merlis Belsher Place.  From the Holding Room, you will be escorted to the stage. Signs will be posted.

Ceremony Tickets

Tickets for Spring Convocation will be avalible starting September 18, 2019, for more information please contact convocation@usask.ca.

Fall 2019 faculty tickets will not be mailed, but will be digital. Tickets may be printed or can be shown at the door on a digital device.

 

Ceremony listings

The ceremony listings can be found on the student convocation page

Academic Dress

Faculty who choose to sit on the platform must wear academic dress. Faculty who do not have academic dress are to rent a gown online or on site. Online rental requests open On September 18, 2019.

Undergraduate
Online $35.00
On Site $50.00 
Master's
Online $35.00
On Site $50.00
Doctor of Philosophy
Online $52.50
On Site $75.00
Hood
(included)
bachelors masters phd

hood

Academic dress must be returned at MerlisBelsher Place following the Convocation ceremonies as they must be shipped back to the supplier.  

New PhD Gown
All faculty who currently own the original scarlet and blue gown are more than welcome to continue wearing this gown. If you are interested in purchasing a new gown, please contact Mary from Gaspard and Sons at 1.888.949.5730. The new gown will cost $671.00 + GST and Shipping.  If you choose to purchase a new gown, you may do so by using your APEF fund.

Onsite Rentals and Returns

Date Time Place
TBD TBD  Ron & Jane Graham Gymnasium, Merlis Belsher Place 
TBD TBD  Ron & Jane Graham Gymnasium, Merlis Belsher Place 
TBD TBD  Ron & Jane Graham Gymnasium, Merlis Belsher Place 

More onsite rental information will be made known closer to the event, for more information please contact convocation@usask.ca.

Award Recipients

TBA

Getting Help

Registrarial Services - Convocation

If you need assistance please contact us at 966-6735 or 966-2448 or convocation@usask.ca

Hood and Gown

Regalia services for University of Saskatchewan are provided by Gaspard and Sons.