For Families and Guests

We look forward to celebrating the Class of 2024 in May during in-person Convocation Ceremonies at the UPEI Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre!


If a guest of a graduate requires special seating or other arrangements for the ceremony due to a disability, please contact Stephanie Knickle at 902-566-0305 or email

Please note that there is a "designated" drop off area to allow easier access into the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre. Please ask UPEI security officers, who will be directing traffic on campus, for directions.


Stay in one of our newest residence buildings with excellent amenities: UPEI’s Bill and Denise Andrew Hall or our new Performing Arts Centre and Residence. 

Andrew Hall offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites with each room featuring a double bed, private washroom, kitchenette, air conditioning, and wi-fi. UPEI’s new residence stands as one of Charlottetown's tallest buildings and offers exceptional views of the entire city, the waterfront and the surrounding countryside. The new residence offers a variety of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, also including a double bed in each room, private washrooms, kitchenettes, air conditioning, and wi-fi. In addition to the suites, there are fully furnished lounges on the floors throughout the building.

new residence room at UPEI

Convocation rates

Convocation rates will be posted closer to Convocation.

To book accommodations, please contact or call 902-566-0442. Please include that you are coming for Convocation so you receive the correct rates!

Visit the Conference Services website for photos and more information about room options.


Invitations are collected at the door. Guests must have their invitation to gain admittance and to be assured of a seat. Guests must be seated at least fifteen minutes prior to the ceremony start time. Please note: Seating is strictly limited by fire safety regulations.

Mass Celebration and Gathering

Graduates and families of graduates from all faith backgrounds are welcome to attend the traditional Roman Catholic "Convocation Mass". Please refer to the UPEI Grad Week and Convocation Schedule


For guests, there is plenty of parking close to the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre (within a 5- to 10-minute walk)—please refer to the campus map for the location of general parking areas on campus (Parking Lots A, B, C, D, and E). Please arrive early as you must be seated at least fifteen minutes prior to the ceremony start time and before graduates arrive in their procession.

There are a number of accessible parking spots, designated by the International Symbol of Access (wheelchair symbol), situated in front of the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre and the W.A. Murphy Student Centre. 

Photography and Video

Guests are welcome to video and take photos of the Convocation ceremonies in several designated locations.

Reception following Convocation ceremony

Immediately following each Convocation ceremony, there will be a reception in McMillan Hall in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre. Graduates, students, staff, faculty, friends, and family are welcome. Please refer to the UPEI Grad Week and Convocation Schedule for more details on all Convocation-related events.