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

The 2024 ceremonies will take place in Ottawa between June 6 and June 10, 2024 at theShaw Centre and last approximately two hours per ceremony.

The schedule for the 2024 convocation ceremonies will be published in late January 2024.

Guest tickets

All persons, including children, must have a ticket. Guest 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.

Unclaimed tickets are offered to the general public 90 minutes before each ceremony (one per person while supplies last). For the Ottawa ceremonies, they can be picked up in the Parliament Foyer of the Shaw Centre (Level 3). For ceremonies taking place in Toronto and Windsor, they can be picked up onsite.

All information on how to order your tickets will be posted in mid-February 2024.

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 about one month before the ceremonies in June.

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.