MITT Convocation is Friday, June 23
June 12, 2017
Months of hard work are finally coming to fruition! Join us on June 23 at the RBC Convention Centre for Convocation ceremonies - those unable to attend can watch the livestream right here on the MITT website.
Convocation is for students who have completed their program of study by June 22, 2017.
Please note: Grad starts at 1pm sharp. Students *must* arrive between 11:30am and 12:30pm.
Click here for an event map.
MITT will carry a livestream of the event, accessed through the link below:
MITT Convocation Webcast - Click Here
Your graduation package includes an Official Transcript and your Diploma. International students will also receive a Letter of Completion. Please review this important information on your grad package.
Please read this information carefully, and share it with your guests!
The ceremony will be held at the RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue.
The RBC Convention Centre currently has two levels of underground parking to accommodate up to 560 vehicles. Surface parking lots and street parking are available throughout the downtown area. Please note there is a fee to park in the underground parking at the Convention Centre as well as surface parking nearby. There is also parking available at the Millennium Library. Street parking is not recommended!
The main doors are located on the south side of the building facing York Avenue. Directional signage to the Convocation Ceremony will be posted throughout the building.
Graduands should report to the 3rd floor of the RBC Convention Centre at 11:30 am, and should be ready in their gowns no later than 12:30 pm.
Late arrivals may not be able to take part in the ceremony.
The RBC Convention Centre is a fully accessible facility. We encourage our graduating students and their guests to consider the comfort of others and to wear scent-free products at this event.
Alternative versions of the program and/or speeches are available upon request, but may not be immediately available at the ceremony.
Please contact Kayla Hoskins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-989-6537 to reserve accessible seats, or with any other accessibility-related concerns or requests. General questions about convocation and graduation should be directed to email@example.com.
Family and Friends
The ceremony is open to the public, however seating is limited. No tickets are required. Guests should arrive and be seated no later than 15 minutes before the ceremony, which begins at 1:00pm sharp.
NOTICE: Convocation is a public event. Photographs and/or video and/or audio recordings of this event may be produced. The photographs and/or video may include your recognizable image. By participating in this event, you consent to being photographed, videotaped, and/or audio recorded and you authorize the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology to use the photographs, videos, and/or audio recordings in its activities, at its events, and in its promotional material, in print or electronic format, including on the internet via the MITT website or other social media websites.
Please bring as few valuables with you as possible and leave items such as purses, cameras and cell phones with a friend or family member. MITT is not responsible for any lost or damaged items.
Upon arrival, graduands will visit the registration table to pick up a “reader card”. You should do this BEFORE you collect your graduation cap and gown. Keep this card with you at all times. During the ceremony you will hand this card to the Reader before you cross the stage – this is what they will read your name off of.
Graduands were instructed to reserve a gown prior to the event – this is how we know you’re coming! After you have received your “reader card”, you may collect your cap and gown. Please then proceed to your assigned program area. Do not dress in front of the gowns table.
Graduands should be dressed in their cap and gown and in their designated program area no later than 12:30. This is when we will start to line you up for the ceremony. Once lined up you are required to remain in your assigned position.
Presentation of Congratulatory Letters
After you have entered the ceremony and have been seated, your assigned Marshall will bring you to the stage at the right time. Once on the stage, you will give your card to the Reader and stand to face the audience as your name is read. You will then walk across the stage to receive a congratulatory letter and continue to exit the stage and return to your original seat. Graduates will receive their formal graduation packages, including their certificates, 3 to 4 weeks following the end of classes.
Attendees are expected to stay and remain in their seats for the entire ceremony.
Conferring of Certificates
At the end of the ceremony the Conferring of Certificates will take place. This is the ceremony of moving your graduation cap tassel from the right side to the left side, which signifies the successful completion of your certificate. Instructions will be given during this part of the program.
End of Ceremony
At the conclusion of the ceremony, graduates must remain seated until their assigned Marshall directs their group out of the ceremony and to the reception area. This is where you can visit with your guests and instructors.
Gowns must be returned by 5:00 pm to the gowns table. You may keep your your cap and tassel. Students who do not return their gown will be charged the purchase price.
Length of Ceremony
The length of the ceremony can vary depending on the number of graduates and the length of speeches. Generally the ceremony will be about 2 - 2.5 hours in length.
Portraits and Photos
Lifetouch has been enlisted as this year’s Convocation photographer. They will be taking photos of our graduates as they cross the stage, and will be available to take individual and group portraits before and after the ceremony.
Please review the Lifetouch information and order forms below. Appointments are required for portraits.
MITT Merchandise and Degree Frames
MITT graduation merchandise and degree frames will be available for purchase and/or order. Cash, and Credit Cards (Visa or Mastercard) will be accepted.
Congratulations and good luck in your future endeavors!
From the 2016/2017 Graduation Committee