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 not to sit on stage will use the general guest seating.

Parking Lot Locations

Lots closest to Merlis Belsher Place:


Lot 20 (located directly in front of Merlis Belsher Place) 

Sponsored Parking

Lot 15 (at the corner of College Drive and Preston Avenue) 

Sponsored Parking

Stadium Parkade

Paid parking 

Detailed list of visitor parking at USask

Convocation Shuttle for Faculty and Staff

The shuttle service for Spring 2024 Convocation is TBD.


Please assemble no later than 8:00 a.m. for the morning ceremonies, and no later than 1:00 p.m. for the afternoon ceremonies.

Faculty sitting on stage are asked to assemble in the Faculty Room. Please follow the signs to the Faculty Room once in Merlis Belsher Place. From the Faculty Room, you will be escorted to the stage. 

Ceremony Tickets

Please order tickets using the links below. Ceremony tickets for Spring 2024 will be open from April 15 at 12pm to May 21 at 11:59 pm. Tickets may be printed or can be shown at the door on a digital device.

  • June 3, 2 pm: College of Education 
  • June 4, 9 am: College of Arts and Science, Office of the Provost, and School of Public Health

    9 am Arts and Science certificates and majors:

    Certificate in Computing

    Certificate in Mathematical Modelling

    Certificate in Statistical Methods

    Certificate in Music and Wellbeing

    Certificate in Music and Wellbeing

    Certificate in Peace Studies

    Certificate in Applied Gender Justice

    Certificate in Astronomy

    Certificate in Classical and Medieval Latin

    Certificate in Advanced Studio Art

    Applied Mathematics


    Certificate in Ethics, Justice and Law


    Modern Languages

    Certificate in Foundations of Studio Art

    Archaeology and Anthropology


    Certificate in Global Studies

    Art History

    Music Education

    Certificate in Indigenous Governance and Politics


    Performance (Music)

    Certificate in Intermediate Studio Art



    Certificate in Jazz

    Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies


    Certificate in Jewish and Christian Origins

    Computer Science

    Physics and Engineering Physics

    Certificate in Peace Studies


    Political Studies

    Certificate in Politics and Law



    Cert in Queer Theory, Gender Diversity & Sexualities Studies


    Religion and Culture

    Certificate in the Study of Indigenous Storytelling

    Indigenous Studies


    Certificate in wicehtowin Theatre

    International Studies

    Studio Art




    Applied Linguistics

    Mathematical Physics

    Women's and Gender Studies

  • June 4, 2 pm: College of Arts and Science, School of Environment and Sustainability, and Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

    2 pm Arts and Science certificates and majors:



    Certificate in Quantitative Geosciences

    Certificate in Intermediate French Language and Culture

    Certificate in Advanced French Language and Culture

    Certificate in French - English Translation

    Certificate in Biological Research



    Certificate in Criminology and Addictions

    Biomedical Foundations


    Certificate in Geomatics

    Biomedical Neuroscience


    Certificate in Intermediate French Language and Culture

    Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology


    Certificate in Japanese Language and Culture

    Business Economics

    Health Studies

    Certificate in Medical Language

    Cellular, Physiological and Pharmacological Sciences

    Interactive Systems Design

    Certificate in Spanish Language and Culture


    Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences

    Certificate in Urban Design

    Environment and Society

    Microbiology and Immunology

    Certificate in Water Science

    Environmental Biology


    Anatomy and Cell Biology

    Environmental Earth Science

    Physiology and Pharmacology


    Environmental Geoscience

    Regional and Urban Planning

    Biochemistry and Biotechnology

    Food Science


  • June 5, 9 am: Edwards School of Business and College of Law
  • June 5, 2 pm: College of Agriculture and Bioresources and Western College of Veterinary Medicine
  • June 6, 9 am: Colleges of Kinesiology, Medicine, and Pharmacy and Nutrition
  • June 6, 2 pm: Colleges of Dentistry and Nursing
  • June 7, 9 am: College of Engineering


Academic Dress

Faculty who choose to sit on the platform are required to wear regalia. First Nation, Metis and Inuit faculty are invited to wear their traditional regalia over academic regalia or in place of it. We ask that faculty do not alter rented academic regalia (gown or hood) as it represents your academic achievement. Online rental pre-ordering for Spring 2024 is open from April 15 at 12pm to May 12 at 11:59pm. If you do not pre-order a gown rental, you can rent one on site 1.5 hours prior to your ceremony. 


Be sure to obtain a gown and hood prior to the time of assembly. Gowns and hoods are available on a non-refundable rental basis. If you have questions please contact

Online $40.00
On Site $50.00 
Online $40.00
On Site $50.00
Doctor of Philosophy
Online $60.00
On Site $75.00
(plus tax)
(plus tax) (plus tax)
gown-undergraduate gown-masters gown-doctorate


Academic dress must be returned at Merlis Belsher 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 choose to purchase a new gown, you may do so by using your APEF fund.

Onsite Rentals and Returns

Pickup Date Time Place
TBD TBD Community Rink, Merlis Belsher Place 

Getting Help

Registrarial Services - Convocation

If you need assistance please contact us at (306) 966-6735 or (306) 966-2448 or

Hood and Gown

Regalia services for University of Saskatchewan are provided by Harcourts.