PLEASE NOTE: Convocation tickets are only available to students who have received written confirmation of their eligibility to graduate from Curriculum Advising. For information on applying to graduate and determining your graduation eligibility, visit Curriculum Advising.
Please ensure that your guests have their activated tickets in advance and that they bring them on the ceremony date. If they forget them there is no guarantee of seating without the tickets in hand.
We are unable to replace theatre tickets. Any lost tickets will be replaced with tickets to the on-campus closed circuit television broadcast. Each student will only be eligible for two of these tickets.
Each graduating student is eligible for two guest tickets for the Ryerson Theatre. Extra tickets for Theatre seating are NOT AVAILABLE for any Convocation ceremony.
However, two tickets for our on-campus closed circuit TV viewing of the ceremony will be available upon request when you rsvp your theatre tickets. RSVP instructions will be included with the Late September eligibility letter mailing. The closed circuit TV room is located at PODIUM 250. (POD 250)
Seating is limited for this area so please RSVP as soon as you receive your tickets.
The Ryerson Theatre is located at 43 Gerrard Street East, Toronto. Seating in the theatre is on a first-come, first-served basis. Theatre doors will open one hour prior to the ceremony. Only guests with tickets will be admitted. Guests should arrive at least 30 minutes before the ceremony and be seated in the theatre at least 15 minutes before the ceremony. Late arrivals will be asked to wait outside the Theatre until the Chancellor's and Academic procession has entered the Theatre.
Two guest tickets for the theatre will be distributed to students in LATE MAY with their letter of graduation eligibility. Students will receive a mailing of their eligibility letter; their Theatre tickets and instructions on rsvping for the ceremony and the reception. CHECK YOUR ADDRESS ON RAMSS NOW AND ENSURE YOUR MAILING ADDRESS IS UP TO DATE FOR A LATE MAY MAILING or you will not receive important graduation information.
On the Day of Convocation
On the day of Convocation, tickets for the on-campus closed circuit television broadcast may be picked up by graduating students in the Lower Gymnasium between 7:30 am - 8:15 am for a 9:30 am ceremony, 11:00 am - 11:45 am for a 1 p.m. ceremony, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm for a 2:30 pm ceremony and 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm for a 6 pm ceremony. Tickets for the closed circuit television broadcast may be picked up by guests at the Ryerson Theatre Box Office one hour prior to the start of each ceremony if they have a letter from the student authorizing them to do so.
The letter of authorization must have the student's name, student number, Program name, and ceremony date and time. The letter should also specifically name of the person authorized to pick up the tickets. Letters must have the student's signature in ink and tickets will only be given if other tickets have not already been received.
Tickets at the Box Office will be for the immediate ceremony only.
Preferred seating is available for persons with special needs. If you or a guest has a special need (wheelchair seating, special hearing devices, etc.) that may require special consideration for the Convocation procession or ceremony, please contact Lise Payne at 416-979-5000, ext. 7857, or by e-mail at email@example.com. Guests with special needs will be asked to arrive at the Theatre 75 minutes prior to the ceremony.
One of the available streams of the webcast will carry a double screen showing the ceremony and a sign language interpreter signing in American Sign Language (ASL).