Are the ceremonies videotaped or photographed?

Convocation ceremonies are recorded and a live webcast of each ceremony is available online here. Convocation videos will be posted on Western’s YouTube channel 6-8 weeks following the ceremony and will be available online for a year. Convocation videos on USB drives are available for ceremonies from Spring 2008 forward. View the Photography/Video page for more information.

Attending graduates will have their portraits taken at Convocation, and Western will provide each a 5x7 photograph free of charge after the ceremony*. Students must pre-register prior to Convocation online here where they can select their ceremony date and time.

To get the free photo, students should receive an email 3-6 weeks following Convocation containing a promotional code* to be entered at the time of checkout. This code will be applied to the order but does not include a small shipping and handling fee. No additional photo purchase is required to receive the free 5x7. Find more information on the Photography/Video page.

* promotional code will be valid for 6 months following the ceremony.