Convocation is a unique event, a time to celebrate with those who have helped you reach your goals — family, friends and members of the uOttawa community.

Convocation ceremonies

There are two main sets of Convocation ceremonies each year: one in the Fall and one in late Spring.

The Spring 2023 ceremonies will take place between June 8 and June 12, 2023. All ceremonies take place at the Shaw Centre and last approximately two hours.

Guest tickets

All persons, including children, must have a ticketGuest tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and seating is not assigned. As a graduate, you do not need a ticket; your seat is reserved at the front of the room.

Guest tickets for your convocation ceremony will be available free of charge through Eventbrite. You can order them any time from 10 a.m. on Monday, May 29, until 11:59 p.m. on the day before your ceremony. For example, if your ceremony is on June 8, you can order your tickets until 11:59 p.m. on June 7. Make sure that you order all your tickets during this period.

On May 29, you will receive an email with your Access Code and details on how to order your tickets.

To determine the number of guest tickets available per student, we need to know how many students plan to attend the ceremony. We will post the information on how many guest tickets students can order on this page two weeks prior to Convocation.

Unclaimed tickets are offered to the general public 90 minutes before each ceremony (one per person while supplies last). They can be picked up in the Parliament Foyer of the Shaw Centre (Level 3). Note that there is usually only a small number of tickets remaining at this point.

There will also be a ceremony live stream for family and friends who wish to watch remotely. The link will be posted a few days before the ceremonies.

If you have ordered tickets but are not going to attend or use them all, please email [email protected] indicating your name and student number.

If you are an international student and need a temporary visa for any family members, contact InfoService at [email protected] for instructions.

Spring 2023 schedule of ceremonies

The schedule will be available in mid-February 2023. Please check back then.