Bannatyne Convocation – get the details on your big day!
The fall convocation ceremony for the Bannatyne campus will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2023, starting at 2:00 pm. If you are looking for more information on the Fort Garry Campus convocation, and the Université de Saint-Boniface ceremony please read our article for Fort Garry Graduates!
Graduates will check-in at the Joe Doupe gym, in the basement of the Brodie Building. We ask that graduates arrive at 1:00 pm in order to get their cap, gown and procession card. For some general tips on how to prepare for your Convocation, please review the emails that were sent to you in preparation of graduation.
A UM photographer will be at the ceremony to take a photo of each graduate as they cross the stage and of the ceremony itself. Graduates will be able to order their photos through Artona.
Guests can attend in person or stream the ceremonies online.
For guests attending in person, the ceremony will be located in the Brodie Atrium, in the Brodie Centre at 727 McDermont Avenue. The doors will open at 1:00, and guests will be seated on a first come first serve basis.
You can view the ceremony schedules on our Convocation Dates and Times page.
We look forward to celebrating your graduation this Fall! Join the conversation online by using #umanitoba2023 to celebrate.
If you plan to drive to the ceremony, you will need to make your own parking arrangements. There are public parking garages and street parking available – you can view parking options on the Bannatyne Parking Map. There is no complementary parking provided.
The Bannatyne Campus is also well served by transit, you can visit Winnipeg Transit’s Website for details on bus routes.
If you are not coming to Convocation, you do not need to advise us. We will send your parchment through regular mail to your address listed in Aurora, two weeks after the ceremony.
Graduation Pow Wow
The Annual Traditional Graduation Pow Wow is held in the Spring. Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) graduates who participate in Fall 2023 convocation are eligible to participate in next year’s annual Traditional Graduation Pow Wow on May 4, 2024. You are also eligible to receive an Indigenous Graduation Stole* to wear at Fall convocation.
*If you attended the Graduation Pow Wow on May 6, 2023, this is a reminder to wear your Indigenous graduation stole at your convocation ceremony. Due to limited stock, there may not be extras to give out if you forget yours. If one can be given out to borrow, it must be returned. A deposit of personal ID such as a license or credit card must be made to ensure return. Decisions will be made daily. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.
More information will be sent out next term. Students graduating this fall can look for registration information next April on our Indigenous Student Experience page.