FAQs Related to June 2020 Convocation Postponement
Are the June 2020 Convocation ceremonies postponed?
Yes, in support of public health and in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the June Convocation ceremonies until November 2020.
When will November 2020 Convocation ceremony dates be announced?
Once dates and details have been confirmed, we will communicate with students and update the Convocation website.
Will I still be able to graduate and receive my credential?
Students who have fulfilled their academic requirements will be able to graduate. Your credential will be mailed and you can still proceed with any plans you may have regarding employment or postgraduate and professional education.
Am I required to pay additional fees to graduate?
There are no additional fees to be paid in order to graduate. Gowns/regalia are provided free of charge on the day of the ceremony. If you wish to purchase your own gown/regalia please contact Gaspard and Sons Ltd, at gaspard.ca or call 1.800.380.8214.
Will I receive my credential on the day of graduation?
Your credential will be available to you after the convocation ceremony. Please bring your gown to the gowning area to exchange for your credential. Photo ID is required to pick up your credential.
For graduates who leave the ceremony early or were not able to attend, their credential will be mailed 4-6 weeks after the ceremony. Please ensure your address is updated on MyHumber.
Will my name be displayed while crossing the stage?
Graduates who complete the application form by the deadline date and present their name card prior to crossing the stage will have their official name displayed during the ceremony. Graduates can review their official name on MyHumber and contact the Registrar's Office for name change requests.
Are services provided for individuals with a disability?
The venue is fully accessible. Additional assistance is also available for individuals who are visually or hearing impaired. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org two weeks prior to the ceremony.
How many guests am I allowed to bring and when should they arrive?
Guests should plan to arrive together 1 hour prior to the ceremony time and proceed to the ballroom to be seated no less than 15 minutes prior to the ceremony’s scheduled start. Seating is on a first-come first-served basis and each graduate is entitled to bring 2 guests. In the interest of all concerned, ushers will not permit seats to be held for late arriving guests or personal belongings.
Once the capacity in the ballroom has been reached, all remaining guests will be seated in an overflow room to watch the ceremony via direct video stream. Guests in the overflow room will be provided a ticket and will be seated in the ballroom should there be seats remaining. Due to the length and nature of the Convocation ceremonies, we strongly suggest that if possible, parents should avoid bringing babies and young children with them.
Where can I get my convocation portraits done? Is there a cost associated?
Graduation portraits are available prior to convocation at all three campuses. For more detailed information, please visit mygradphotoshumber.com or contact IGNITE at 416.675.6622 ext 5051. The portrait photography is also available on convocation day. There is a $10.00 sitting fee payable the day of pictures.
Can I invite relatives from another country and where do I find an official convocation invitation?
Absolutely! To invite family members to Convocation you will need to provide them with a letter of invitation. The letter of invitation is written by you, not Humber. For more information on what to include in the letter go to http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/letter.asp It is recommended that you include your convocation details in the invitation letter. The convocation schedule can be found at http://www.humber.ca/convocation/.
As part of the documentation for your situation, you should include a Confirmation of Enrollment. You can order this through your MyHumber account. The Confirmation of Enrollment letter will indicate your expected completion date.
Please contact Citizenship and Immigration Canada at 1.888.242.2100 or cic.gc.ca for any further questions. You may also receive further assistance on how to invite your relatives by visiting the International Centre in the Learning Resource Commons, 2nd Floor, North Campus or H100A, Lakeshore Campus.
Additionally, if your family is unable to attend, your convocation ceremony will be streamed live at http://humber.ca/convocation/ceremony/archive.
How do I confirm my attendance for convocation?
Graduates will be sent an email one month prior to the event date and are required to apply to attend convocation using their MyHumber account. Once we have verified that you have met all the academic requirements, your Convocation package will be mailed to you one week prior to the ceremony date. All outstanding balances on your student account must be paid in order for you to graduate.
I completed my program last year and did not attend convocation. Am I able to attend this year?
Unfortunately, you can only attend the designated ceremony to which you are invited.
What if I have already received my credential and want to attend the ceremony now?
Yes you can, an invitation to attend will be emailed one month prior to the event to the email address on your MyHumber account.
Can I receive my credential before convocation if I will be in attendance?
Yes you can, until approximately 2 months prior when we stop mailing credentials in preparation for the ceremonies.
Who can attend Spring convocation?
Students who have successfully completed their program in the Fall or Winter term of the current Academic Year.
Who can attend Fall convocation?
Students who have successfully completed their program in the Summer term.
My parents/relatives are coming from overseas and would like to see the school I attended. Do you provide shuttle buses from the venue to the school and vice versa?
Shuttle services are not provided. However, there is public transportation available. Please visit ttc.ca for information on bus routes and schedules.
I have completed my program and want to graduate but I don’t see the program on the application form when I log into MyHumber.
If you have completed your program requirements and don't see your program listed, please fill out a request through the Records/Registration Enquires link on MyHumber with the following information; program you are graduating from, campus and your expected graduation date.
What is the dress code for convocation?
There is no specific dress code for convocation. However, we recommend business casual attire.