Arrival and Assembly
For all Assemblies
All graduates must report to the Alumni Hall gym no later than the following times on the day of their Convocation:
Morning Ceremonies: 8:45 am
Afternoon Ceremonies: 1:45 pm
Personal belongings must be left with an attendant in Alumni Hall and picked up directly after the Convocation ceremony. Graduands may wish to leave belongings (such as purses, umbrellas, etc.) with relatives before entering Alumni Hall.
Candidates for PhD degrees cross the platform individually. Candidates for other degrees will cross the platform in threes. Candidates for Diplomas and Certificates will cross the platform individually, but will not kneel or be hooded;
Candidates who receive more than one degree:
If two degrees are awarded at the same convocation ceremony, the student may cross the stage only
If two degrees are awarded at different convocation ceremonies, the student may cross the stage in one or both ceremonies. Both diplomas will be given to the graduate at the first of the ceremonies in which he/she participates.
Please note that Western encourages all students to celebrate their Convocation day with friends and family