Ceremonies & Protocol
University of Saskatchewan Convocation Programmes
Convocation programs are now located on the university's Convocation website.
The University of Saskatchewan is pleased to recognize and celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of faculty, employees, students and alumni. These achievements help validate the University's commitment to academic pre-eminence, international standards of excellence, and strong sense of place. View the U of S Awards page
The University of Saskatchewan honours more than 3,500 graduates each year at its convocation ceremonies.
For information about convocation ceremonies, look here and here. The six ceremonies for spring convocation are held over four days at the end of May or beginning of June. The ceremony for fall convocation is usually held on the fourth Saturday in October.
A number of awards to the top graduating students are presented at each convocation ceremony. As well, the university also uses this occasion to honour its faculty and staff with presentations of awards for Master Teacher, Distinguished Researcher, Internationalization (Ivany) Award, President’s Service Award, Graduate Supervisor, Outreach and Public Service, and a number of Honorary and degrees.
Ceremonies are usually held at TCU Place in Saskatoon, and each ceremony lasts between two to three hours. Graduates and their families have the chance to celebrate together at the receptions following each ceremony, held in the foyer of the Centennial Auditorium.
Students – remember, you must apply to graduate, and your application must be received on time – by March 31 for Spring Convocation, and August 31 for Fall Convocation. For more information, see your college office or check with the Convocation Office, Academic Services.
The Academic Services Office also distributes tickets to the ceremonies and instructions to students regarding gown rentals, arrival times, and so forth. Information about tickets and the ceremony is available on the web at students.uask.ca/academic/convocation. Phone: (306)966-1212, Fax: (306)966-6730, Email:email@example.com
Convocation Ceremony broadcasts
The University's Media Access and Production office provides broadcasts and DVD copies of Convocation ceremonies since 2005. Please seethe eMAP website.