Annual Spring Convocation

  • Information about the 2021 Graduate Celebration will be available shortly

What to expect on Convocation day

Prior to the spring Convocation ceremony, Booth University College holds a Baccalaureate Service in our Clifford Hetherington Chapel. This service is immediately followed by a lunch on campus for all attendees. For the Service and Lunch, please RSVP to Development@BoothUC.ca or 204-594-6136.

The Convocation ceremony takes place at 3 p.m. at Knox United Church, just a few minutes walk from the main campus. A reception is held immediately following the ceremony in the gymnasium of Booth University College. No RSVP is required.

Act of Thanksgiving

During the Baccalaureate Service, graduates will be invited to take a few flowers from the front of the Chapel and give them to individuals who have supported them during their time at Booth University College. Before this event, graduates are asked to spend some time thinking about who played a significant role in their education and who might be the recipient of the flowers at this memorable event.

Academic dress for convocation

Academic regalia rental for convocation

Potential graduates will receive a notification from the registrar’s office in October/November. The notification will include an application for graduation and information about renting the academic regalia (gown, cap, and hood). A $75 application fee associated includes the rental costs for the regalia.

Academic procession for convocation

On Convocation day, graduates are asked to arrive at Knox United Church with their regalia, by 2:15 p.m. to line up for the academic procession. 

Returning regalia

Immediately following the ceremony, and prior to the reception, graduates must return their regalia at Booth University College.

Photography and videography

Formal photographs

After lunch, there will be a photography session in the Hetherington Chapel. Graduates will have formal group photos taken in their graduation gown, hood, and cap along with our Board of Trustees, President, Academic Dean, and special guests. Families and friends are welcome to take their own photos as well.

At the Convocation Ceremony

Booth University College hires a professional photographer and videographer to capture the Convocation ceremony. All are welcome to take pictures and videos as well.

After the event, graduates may request Convocation photos of themselves by emailing the Development office. The Convocation video will be posted on the Booth UC YouTube channel.

Private photography sessions

Private, 15-minute photography sessions will be made available to all graduates. The photographer will take as many photos as possible during the 15 minutes, and will provide a CD of all photos for a fee. Family and friends may be included in this private photography session. Information will be given to graduates in March regarding the private photography sessions.

Graduation requirements

Learn about student requirements for graduation.

Contact us

For information about graduation or Convocation, contact the Registrar. 

Phone: 204-924-4861
Toll-free: 1-877-942-6684 x861 
Fax: 204-942-3856

447 Webb Place
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 2P2

Dates to remember


Application for Graduation form and fee due.


Information session and lunch to discuss Convocation.


Convocation reply form due.


The Friday before Convocation, regalia pick up is between 10 a.m. â€“ 1 p.m. at Booth UC. Rehearsal is at 1 p.m. that day at Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton Street.


Invitations to the Baccalaureate Service and Convocation Ceremony will be available in March. Graduates will receive five invitations to share with family and friends as memorabilia. An invitation is not required to attend the Service or Ceremony.

Watch the latest Convocation

Our 2020 Convocation in April may have been cancelled, but we celebrated together, at a distance. The video below was produced by Camillia Layne (BSW/20), with contributions from grads, alumni, staff and faculty. Congratulations Class of 2020!

Booth UC Grad 2020 Celebration Video