Planning Your Day
Before you cross the stage
Don't carry anything onto the stage other than your diploma (and your hood if you are a graduate student).
- Purses and cameras should be left with your guests.
- Large bouquets of flowers or balloons might get squashed if you are carrying them, as the graduands are seated closely together.
Student with a disability?
If you are a student with a disability and you require assistance at your ceremony please complete the application for convocation assistance . Only certified service/guide animals may accompany students with disabilities to cross the stage.
Make arrangements with family or friends for child-minding while you are convocating.
Your photograph will be taken before you go up the ramp to the stage. Staff volunteers will be there to help you.