Photo of the stage at convocation

Convocation

Celebrating Your Success


Congratulations class of 2024! We look forward to celebrating your achievements at our convocation ceremony at Co-op Place at 1:00 p.m. on June 14, 2024. You have to apply to graduate by April 29, 2024 to receive your credential, even if you are not attending the convocation ceremony.

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Convocation Information

What is the deadline to apply to graduate?
You have to apply to graduate through your Student Dashboard to receive your credential. Unfortunately, if you apply to graduate after April 29, 2024, you will not be able to cross the stage at the convocation ceremony because the gown order deadline has passed. 

When and where will the convocation ceremony take place?
Friday, June 14, 2024
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. (approx.)
Co-op Place, 2802 Box Springs Way NW

When should I arrive and where do I go?
All graduates participating in the ceremony will enter Co-op Place through the Stage Door entrance at the southeast end of the arena, indicated here:
Convocation parking map with entrances marked
You need to be in your convocation gown and ready to line up no later than 12 p.m. Please leave all personal items in your vehicle or with friends or family.

Please note: The Stage Door entrance will be locked at 12:50 p.m. You will not be able to participate in the ceremony if you arrive once the ceremony has started. 

Staff will be on hand to assist with your convocation gown and stole and provide you with the required material you need to cross the stage. The material will be labelled with your program and name. It is important that you keep this material with you until you cross the stage during the ceremony. Staff line you up in alphabetical order (by last name) in your program. It is important that you maintain that order for the duration of the ceremony.


How long is the ceremony?
The ceremony will last approximately 3 hours. You and your guests are asked to remain seated in the arena for the duration of the ceremony.

What happens after the ceremony?
To celebrate your accomplishments, you and your guests are invited for complimentary refreshments at the Alumni Social on the concourse immediately following your ceremony. Please plan to attend and enjoy the celebration with your fellow graduates, instructors, and college staff.


GOWNS

How do I order my gown?
Gown orders closed on April 29, 2024.

Where do I pick up my gown?
Convocation gowns will be available for pick up on June 13, 2024 from 12 p.m.- 6 p.m. and June 14, 2024 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. through the Stage Door entrance at the southeast end of Co-op Place.

Gowns must be returned to the same location that you picked it up at by 5 p.m. on June 14, 2024. Should a gown fail to be returned, a hold will be placed on your account until the gown is returned or paid for. If your gown is returned late you will be responsible for the cost of shipping it to the gown provider in Winnipeg. 

What should I wear?
The convocation gowns are warm, so consider the weather and wear appropriate clothing the day of your ceremony. The gowns typically fall to mid-calf, so business dress and comfortable shoes are suggested.


GUESTS & PARKING

How many guests can I invite?
There is no limit on the number of people you may invite. Doors open for guests at 12 p.m.

Where can my guests and I park?
Graduates will enter Co-op Place through the Stage Door entrance on the southeast side of the building, so it is recommended you park in the parking lot adjacent to those doors.  Your guests will enter through the main doors on the north side of the building; parking on the north, east, or west side of Co-op Place is advisable. 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Will there be graduation photos?
Lifetouch Photography will be set up backstage at Co-op Place from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. to take free individual grad photos courtesy of TD Insurance. They will also be available to do portrait sessions on the concourse of Co-op Place after the ceremony (approximately 4 p.m.) until 5 p.m.

Your free photos will be available here by June 21. Use online code:1567112096 and the free digital download code: MHCollege2024.

I indicated that I would attend the ceremony but I am no longer able to do so. Who should I contact?
Please email records@mhc.ab.ca to let them know you are no longer attending.

Will the ceremony be available online for those unable to attend in-person?
There is a live stream of the convocation ceremony scheduled on June 14, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. The live stream will be viewable here

Gowns
Gown orders are now closed. Please feel free to attend convocation in your business attire. 

Faculty and student marshals who ordered gowns, your regalia will be available in the Tigers Den at Co-op Place before the ceremony, and the platform party gowns will be available in the Molson Lounge at Co-op Place. The Tigers Den and Molson Lounge can be accessed through the main entrance on the northwest side of Co-op Place. Gowns must be returned to the gowning areas by 5 p.m. on June 14, 2024.

Attending Convocation
All faculty members and student marshals are asked to enter through the main entrance on the northwest side of Co-op Place by 12 p.m. Everyone is invited to an Alumni Social on the concourse after the ceremonies.

The main entrance for faculty and student marshals to enter is indicated here:
Convocation parking map with entrances markedVolunteer Opportunities
Volunteer opportunities include gown sorting, greeting, ushering, and directing traffic.  If you are interested in volunteering, please email Zoë at zbrookslacasse@mhc.ab.ca.

Attending Convocation
All staff members are invited to attend the convocation ceremony at Co-op Place on June 14, 2024.  If you plan on attending, please speak to your supervisor to ensure there will be adequate coverage in your area that day.

Please enter through the main doors at Co-op Place prior to the ceremony starting at 1 p.m.  You are invited to join the graduates at an Alumni Social on the concourse after the ceremonies.  

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer opportunities include gown sorting, greeting, ushering, and directing traffic.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Zoë at zbrookslacasse@mhc.ab.ca

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