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A UM graduate smiles and waves at the crowd during a convocation ceremony. Rows of grads in black caps and gowns face the stage behind her.

Celebrate the Journey at Spring Convocation

Graduates take the stage; family and friends gather to honour their achievements

May 31, 2024 — 

Convocation is a significant milestone on each Bison’s journey. From the moment they step on campus for Orientation, their path is leading to this: walking across the stage after years of hard work to receive their parchment in front of family, friends and fellow students. For supporters who have been walking beside them, Convocation is a time to cheer on their grads as they pass the finish line and become UM alumni. As one chapter closes, a new one begins.

Convocation details

During convocation week, June 4-7, 2024, the Fort Garry campus has an atmosphere of excitement, pride and celebration. For anyone attending ceremonies either in person or virtually, the Convocation landing page on is the gateway to everything you need to know. Find the ceremony schedules, access the live stream and get information on what to wear and where to park. This is also where you’ll find the Convocation programs. Do you want to know the meaning of the coloured stoles and hoods worn by the graduates, or the significance of the Indigenous motifs on the robes worn by the Chancellor and President? You can find that here too!

If you’re a graduating student, you’ll want to check out the 10 tips to make Convocation day a memorable experience. If you are a supporter tuning into ceremonies from home, you’ll want to find out how to use the interactive virtual event platform.

Celebrating student success

One of the biggest parts of the Convocation celebration is recognizing and honouring student academic achievement. It’s also a time for students to reflect— on what they’ve learned, what has ignited their passions and where they want to go from here. Meet some of the grads:

Honorary degrees and other honours

Along with celebrating student achievement, Convocation is also a time for the university to recognize honorary degree recipients who have made our province and country better as well as excellence in teaching and outstanding contributions to the development and/or governance of the University.

Congratulations to the class of 2024 and all the award and honorary degree recipients!

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