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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Ontario Tech Convocation

Convocation Program

Convocation Program

View the Digital Convocation Ceremony Program.
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Directions to Regent Theatre and Bordessa Hall.
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Unable to attend in-person? Watch the live ceremony online.
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Fall Convocation

Look how we've grown! We're excited to celebrate our summer-semester graduates during our inaugural Fall Convocation ceremonies. 

Thursday, October 12, 2023
Regent Theatre
, 50 King Street East, Oshawa

  • 9:30 a.m. ceremony
    Celebrating graduates from the faculties of Engineering & Applied Science, Health Sciences, and Science
  • 2 p.m. ceremony
    Celebrating graduates from the faculties of Business & Information Technology, Education, Social Science & Humanities

Prepare for your convocation ceremony

  • Apply to graduate
    Students must complete the application to graduate to initiate the degree audit process. This step is a requirement regardless of your intent to attend convocation.
  • Book graduation photos
    Capture your time at Ontario Tech with professional graduation photos. The graduation photo service is organized by the Ontario Tech Student Union (OTSU). Visit the OTSU grad photos website for up-to-date information, FAQs and to book your session.
  • Check the ceremony schedule

    There are two ceremonies. Check the schedule to confirm the time of your ceremony and save the date.

    • 9:30 a.m. ceremony: graduates from the faculties of Engineering and Applied Science, Health Sciences, and Science
    • 2 p.m. ceremony: graduates from the faculties of Business and Information Technology, Education, and Social Science and Humanities
  • Register to attend your ceremony and claim guest tickets
    Students who have applied to graduate will receive an email from MarchingOrder on behalf of the university in mid-August to register for Convocation. You will be prompted to register to attend, provide the phonetic pronunciation of your name and reserve your guest tickets. Returning users may login in at
    Note: if you require any accessibility accommodations, please contact 
  • Rent a gown
    Graduates are required to order a gown through the Gaspard regalia rental website by Wednesday, September 27. An advance rental fee of $37 applies. (Note: Graduates who miss the advance rental period may do so on-site, for a rental fee of $50.)

Attending your ceremony

  • Arrive 90 minutes before the ceremony
    Arrive at Bordessa Hall (55 Bond Street E, Oshawa), 90 minutes before the start of your ceremony to check-in and pickup your ceremony participation card.
    Note: you must present your student ID or government-issued ID to check-in.
  • Gowning and Graduate Procession
    After picking up your participation card, you will be directed to pick up your regalia and line up for the procession.
  • Graduate!
    The duration of each convocation ceremony is approximately 1 to 1 and a half hours. Out of respect for all ceremony attendees, graduates and their guests are expected to remain for the entire ceremony.
  • Celebrate!
    The Ontario Tech Alumni Association looks forward to celebrating with you at the receptions which will begin immediately following the ceremony, located outside of Regent Theatre on Victoria Street.
  • Gown Return and Parchment Pickup
    Return your gown to Bordessa Hall (the same location that you picked it up from) within one hour of the end of your ceremony. Once you have returned your gown, you will receive your official degree parchment.
    Note: Gaspard will charge students for goods not returned or goods returned damaged.

Information for guests:

We can all take great pride in this moment for our graduates. Family, friends and supporters play an important role in the academic success of our students. We look forward to celebrating with you.

  • Guest tickets

    Tickets are required to attend convocation. Students are eligible to claim two guest tickets and may join a waitlist for additional tickets. Any remaining tickets will be distributed to the waitlist in late September. Students must claim their tickets through a registration process and provide them to their guests. Guests must present their ticket upon arrival to be scanned for entry. Everyone who attends (regardless of age) must have a ticket.

  • Arrival and parking

    Ceremonies will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. with the Graduate Procession. Guests are encouraged to arrive between 30 to 60 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. While tickets are required, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

    The parking options around Regent Theatre include on-street parking (time limits) and in lots. In-lot parking is available at the Mary Street Parking Garage and Parkade 3.

    For more information about parking rules and regulations please visit the City of Oshawa parking website.

  • Accessibility

    Graduates and guests who require an accessibility accommodation should contact as early as possible.

  • Digital program
    As part of our ongoing dedication to minimizing our environmental impact, a virtual program will be available for viewing on your mobile device during the ceremony.
  • Flowers
    The Commencement Group will be offering on-site flower sales at convocation. Pre-orders are available online.