For the first time, UPEI has added a third ceremony for convocation to accommodate the growing number of graduates and limited seating capacity in the UPEI Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre.
The additional ceremony will take place May 10 at 1:30 p.m., along with ceremonies on May 11 at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Each ceremony is preceded by a procession of graduates across campus.
More than 900 students will graduate in the 2018–2019 academic year, along with three honorary graduates, including Roger W. Warren, Albert P. Fogarty and Diane Campbell.
The UPEI senate approved the recipients of honorary doctorates of laws at a meeting earlier this year in accordance with the university’s policy that states these degrees will be presented to those who display the highest levels of achievement in public and community service.
Due to safety regulations, seating at the convocation ceremonies remains limited to guests with invitations, which must be presented at the door.
Guests are asked to arrive early to ensure everyone is seated at least 15 minutes before the ceremony start time as there will be no admittance once the academic procession enters the Sports Centre.
The campus map can be found here files.upei.ca/map.pdf.
For more information on UPEI’s convocation ceremonies, visit upei.ca/convocation.