Convocation Schedule

In the weeks leading up to Convocation, UPEI graduates, working with the Grad Class coordinators, plan a variety of activities in addition to the official University-organized Convocation events. Please check back often as once more activities are confirmed, they will be added to this page.

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Grad Week and Convocation Events

Monday, May 6

  • 11:00 am
    Alumni Information session (online)
  • 6:00 pm
    Faculty of Nursing Pinning Ceremony at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel

Tuesday, May 7

  • 11:00 am–1:00 pm
    Pancake Brunch at the UPEI Chaplaincy Centre

Wednesday, May 8

  • 7:00–9:00 pm
    UPEI Trivia at the Fox and Crow with Owen Shaw

Thursday May 9

  • 7:00–10:00 pm
    Bowling Night at The Alley, Charlottetown

Friday May 10

  • 7:00–10:00 pm
    Grad Gala at the Fox and Crow

Monday, May 13

  • 9:30 am
    Mass for Graduates, with celebrant Bishop Joseph Dabrowski at the UPEI Chaplaincy Centre
    All UPEI graduates, family, friends, and community members are welcome to attend regardless of faith background
  • 11:00 am
    Convocation Rehearsal for Graduates in the Gymnasium, Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre
    Rehearsal attendance is highly recommended to ensure that the Convocation ceremonies proceed smoothly. At the rehearsal, there will be a demonstration on "how to wear" academic dress. The rehearsal is approximately 45 minutes.
  • 12:00–1:15 pm
    Senior Class Awards Luncheon (by invitation only) at the Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall
  • 1:00–3:00 pm
    Barbecue Lunch at the UPEI Quadrangle

Tuesday, May 14

  • 2:00–4:30 pm
    Atlantic Veterinary College White Coat Ceremony, Performing Arts Centre Amphitheatre
  • 6:00–8:00 pm
    McDougall Faculty of Business Reception for Graduates at The Pourhouse

Thursday, May 16

  • 7:30–9:00 am
    Faculty of Arts Convocation Breakfast, Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering building, Room 128A
  • 4:00 pm
    Faculty of Education Convocation Reception

Assembly and Academic Procession on Convocation Days

On Convocation Days at 9:00 am, graduates will assemble in the concourse area of the Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering building. Graduates will be provided with an index card on which they will write their name. This identification card is carried by the graduate to the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre. Assembly instructions will be provided upon arrival at the designated location. Graduates will be arranged alphabetically with the ushers' help, according to the Convocation program. At approximately 9:45 am, the Academic Procession will begin to move from the assembly point to the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre.

Convocation Ceremonies

  • Tuesday, May 14—Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Faculty of Nursing
  • Wednesday, May 15—Faculty of Business and Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering
  • Thursday, May 16—Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education, and Faculty of Graduate Studies (Master in Global Affairs only)
  • Friday, May 17—Faculty of Science

Each ceremony will take place at 10:00 am in the Gymnasium at the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre.

Reception following Convocation

Immediately following each Convocation ceremony (approximately 12:00 pm), there is a reception in McMillan Hall, W.A. Murphy Student Centre. Graduates, students, staff, faculty, friends, and family are welcome!