Prior to Convocation

Order Regalia through Gaspard

Print tickets for guests.  Tickets will be released for the June Convocation starting the end of May, 2019 (

Photography: attending graduates will have their portraits taken at Convocation, and Western will provide each graduate with a 5x7 photograph free of charge after the ceremony*. Students will be required to pre-register online, where they can select their ceremony date and time. 

*Promotional code will be valid for 6 months following the ceremony. For more information, see the Photography/Video page at

If needed, make accessibility arrangements (

Day of Convocation – Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Parking: all of the King’s lots will be available for guest parking.

Regalia must be picked up in the Darryl J. King Student Life Centre starting at 9:00 a.m.  If regalia is not ordered through the Gaspard website in advance of Convocation day, you will need to go to the UWO Bookstore to pick up your regalia.

Awards Ceremony and light brunch in the Darryl J. King Student Life Centre at 10:15 a.m.

Graduates must make their way to the Cardinal Carter Library for 11:15 a.m. to line up for the procession into the Convocation Mass.

After the Mass graduates should board the shuttle buses as soon as possible to be brought to Thames Hall.  All graduates must be in Thames Hall no later than 1 hour and 15 minutes prior to the ceremony.  Please plan to arrive at Thames Hall at 1:45 p.m. sharp.  The Convocation ceremony will begin at 3:00 p.m. in Alumni Hall. 

Graduates will be given instructions regarding the procession at this time.

After Convocation

Reception.  Buses will be returning graduates and guests to King’s for a reception hosted by the Alumni Association for new alumni and guests.

Return regalia – gowns and hoods must be returned after the ceremony on Wednesday, June 19.  You can return them to the Darryl J. King Student Life Centre.

You will have an opportunity to purchase degree frames at King’s during the Alumni reception.