Members of the faculty who attend the Convocation exercises are encouraged to sit on the platform rather than the general theatre seating. Invited guests will be seated in the general theatre seating.

Faculty sitting on stage are asked to assemble in the Holding Room which is located backstage of TCU Place. The Holding Room should be accessed by entering the backstage door on the south side of the building. Once you enter the backstage door you should proceed up the first flight of stairs and turn right. Signs will be posted. From the Holding Room, you will be escorted to the lobby area to form a receiving line where you will be able to watch the procession of your students as they file into the theatre. You will then be directed to a seat on the raised platform.

For the morning ceremony, please assemble no later than 8:20 a.m. and no later than 1:20 p.m. for the afternoon ceremony.

Ceremony Tickets

All faculty members are invited to attend Fall Convocation. The ceremony listings can be found on the student convocation page.  

Faculty members who attend convocation exercises are encouraged to sit on the platform rather than the general theatre seating.  Faculty members may also invite one guest.  Invited platform party guests and faculty that choose to sit in the general seating, will be seated behind the graduates in a reserved seating area.  

The deadline to order tickets for Fall Convocation has passed.

If you need assistance please contact us at 966-6735 or 966-4570 or We look forward to seeing you at Fall Convocation!

Award Recipients


Academic Dress

Faculty who choose to sit on the platform must wear academic dress. Faculty who do not have academic dress may rent one on site prior to the ceremony using their account number or personal payment.  Academic dress must be returned at TCU Place following the Convocation ceremonies as they must be shipped back to the supplier.  

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Onsite Rentals & Returns

October 21, 2016 12:00 PM- 6:00pm Gallery B, TCU Place 
October 22, 2016 7:30am-5:30pm

Gallery B, TCU Place

All gowns must be returned no later than 5:30pm on Saturday October 22, 2016

New PhD Gown: All faculty who currently own the original scarlet and blue gown are more than welcome to continue wearing this gown.  If you are interested in purchasing a new gown, please contact Mary from Gaspard and Sons at 1.888.949.5730.  The new gown will cost $671.00 + GST and Shipping.  If you choose to purchase a new gown, you may do so by using your APEF fund.