Note: the information below is directed at parents and guests. Graduating students should review the Photography/Video information here.
NEW FOR AUTUMN 2017: Convocation videos will be posted on Western’s YouTube channel approximately one month following the ceremony and will be available online for a year.
Convocation DVDs are available for ceremonies from Spring 2008 – Spring 2017. To purchase a DVD of the available Convocation(s), you must fill out a Convocation DVD Request Form and fax, mail or come in-person to drop off your form to Student Central, Room 1120, Western Student Services Building. DVD costs are $25/ceremony DVD + mailing charges. For more details, see the form.
Attending graduates will have their photo taken at Convocation and Western will provide each a 5x7 portrait free of charge. Due to the GradImages set-up, guests will not be allowed to approach the stage to take photos of their graduate as they cross the stage. Cameras are allowed in the auditorium.
Some suggestions for photo opportunities on campus after the ceremony: The courtyard by the 3M Centre, the front gates by the Western Sign, UC Hill in front of the tower, the Ivey Garden (back of University College), the courtyard by UC (to the North), in front of the McIntosh Gallery.
Important: At Western University, Convocation is an exciting event showcasing our students' success. For that reason, photographers from Western will be taking photos during the event which may be used by the University for promotional or archival purposes. The photos taken during Convocation may or may not include your recognizable image. By participating in Convocation, you are consenting to being photographed and are giving the University authorization to use the photographs in print, digital or web based format for its promotional and archival purposes.