Invitations, Academic Regalia & Dean’s Cards
Gown Room Hours
PICK UP: Thursday, January 24th, 1:00pm-8:00pm.
RETURNS ONLY: Friday, January 25th, 10:00am-4:00pm (GOWN RETURN ONLY)
PLEASE NOTE: You must pick up your Invitations, Academic Regalia & Dean’s Card on the day before your Convocation Ceremony. A relative or friend can pick up your items, if necessary. If you require special arrangements to pick up your Invitations, Academic Regalia or Dean's Card, please contact Graduation@smu.ca.
It should be noted that if a graduate's Dean's Card or Academic Regalia is not picked up, the graduate will be assumed to be graduating in Absentia. The graduate's parchment will not be presented at Convocation nor will any provisions be made for participation in the ceremony.
All graduates will receive 4 invitations to their graduation ceremony. An invitation is required for all guests entering the Theatre Auditorium.
Loyola 290 will be open for guests unable to sit in the McNally Main Auditorium who wish to watch the live ceremony.
Academic RegaliaAcademic Regalia refers to the formal attire worn by graduates and the members of the academic procession during the ceremony. The regalia consists of a hood, robe and mortar board (graduate students only).
According to Academic Regulation 27 (c): “Students will not be permitted to convocate if they are not attired in the academic regalia appropriate to their academic program at Saint Mary's University.”