Invitations, Academic Regalia & Dean’s Cards

Pick up times for Invitations, Academic Regalia & Dean’s Cards
PLEASE NOTE:  Graduates must pick up Invitations, Academic Regalia & Dean’s Cards the day before their Convocation Ceremony. If a graduate requires special arrangements to pick up Invitations, Academic Regalia & Dean’s Cards please contact .
Invitations, Academic Regalia & Dean's Cards can be picked up in the Gown Room (Loyola 188):
Thursday, September, 29: 2 pm- 7 pm

Friday, September, 30: 10 am- 9:00 pm

Saturday, October, 1: 10 am- 5 pm

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.

Invitations to Fall Convocation
  • All graduates in an undergraduate or diploma/certificate program will receive four invitations to their graduation ceremony.
  • All graduates in the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research will receive four invitations to their graduation ceremony.

Academic Regalia
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.”

Deans Cards
Deans Cards are a vital part of the convocation ceremony as it is the only method by which your Dean knows your name and can therefore announce it. If your name is unique/difficult to pronounce you may wish to write the phonetic spelling clearly on your Dean's Card. Do not forget to bring your Dean's Card to Convocation.