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Staff and faculty: your help is needed at convocation!

May 7, 2024 — 

Spring Convocation Ceremonies are just around the corner, and it takes a large team to ensure a safe and successful ceremony for our graduates and their guests.

The best way you can help is by signing up as an usher. As a convocation usher, you will be responsible for providing a variety of courteous services to graduates and their guests. This is a great opportunity to contribute to these celebrations and experience the joy and excitement of our graduates and their loved ones. 

Who can help?       

Any UM staff or faculty member.


  • Tuesday, June 4th at 9:30 am
  • Tuesday, June 4th at 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, June 5th at 9:30 am
  • Wednesday, June 5th at 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, June 6th at 9:00 am
  • Thursday, June 6th at 2:30 pm
  • Friday, June 7th at 9:30 am

Time Commitment            

Shifts begin 1.5 hours before the ceremonies start and are approximately 4 – 5 hours long.

Do I have to take time off work?                

Your voluntary participation in Convocation is paid work, but you should discuss your plans with your supervisor before signing up.


To sign up as an usher, please complete this form, by May 15th.

To learn more about the ceremonies, visit the convocation website. For more information about signing up as an Usher, please contact Kerri [dot] Gregoire [at] umanitoba [dot] ca.

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