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 . *Graduates may wish to bring a bag with them to carry their Regalia and Dean's Cards from the gown room.
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
  • Friday, September 30, 7 pm- Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, 6 invitations
  • Saturday, October 1, 10 am- Bachelor of Commerce, Certificates/Diplomas in Business, 4 invitations.

  • Saturday, October 1, 2 pm- Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Environmental Studies, Bachelor of Science, Certificates/Diplomas in Arts & Science, 6 invitations

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.