Convocation ceremonies are public events that are recorded in various ways including webcast, video and photography. The ceremonies will be live streamed on trentu.ca during Convocation and will be available to view after Convocation for the benefit of friends and family who are unable to attend in person. These images and recordings may be used for official purposes, such as promoting Trent University. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Top 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to register for Convocation?
YES! Here's the link: Convocation student rsvp.
Do I need to rent a gown?
No, you will be loaned a gown and hood for the ceremony, which you must return after the ceremony.
How many guest can I bring? Do they need tickets?
There are no tickets for Convocation. If the weather is good and we are outside for the ceremony, there is no guest limit. If we have to move the ceremony indoors, there is a guest limit of 4 guests per student. Other guests can view the ceremony in one of our many viewing rooms that will live stream the ceremony. Please make sure your guests know ahead of time who will be going to the gym and who will be going to the viewing room in the case of inclement weather.
How do I purchase the Convocation T-Shirt with my name on it?
The T-Shirt will be available on site at both Durham and Peterborough ceremonies at the table where flowers are sold. If you would like to order one in advance, or if you can't attend but would still like one, you can order one through this link: Convocation T-Shirts
Do I need to make arrangements for myself or a guest with accessibility needs?
If you are a student with an accessibility concern, or you have a concern for a student, please contact Joanne Sokolowski or Student Accessibility Services. For information on guest accessibility, please see our Accessibility Information.
Is there a fall Convocation ceremony?
No, Trent only holds Convocation in June. Everyone that graduated in the fall or January are encouraged to attend the June ceremonies and their names will be included in the program.
Can I borrow a gown and hood to take my own photos?
Gown and hoods are available to rent year round from conference services. There is a small fee of $25 for a gown and hood that goes to cover the cost of maintaining the regalia. The form can be found on your myTrent, on the ‘Services’ tab, under ‘Campus Events’. Conferences can be reached at email@example.com or (705) 748-1260.
What ceremony do I attend if I'm a Durham student or have a joint major?
You make this choice on the Application to Graduate. Make a note of what you choose (in case you forget!). If you have forgotten, contact the Registrar's Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
I can't find my student card! How do I sign in?
If possible, you can go to the Card Office and get a replacement. Your student card becomes your Alumni Card which gets you discounts, benefits, and services, so it's worth replacing! If it's too late, simply bring government photo ID with you.
How do I get my photo in the yearbook?
Before the end of March, have your photo taken in studio by Miranda Studios. Check out our Photos page for more information.