Platform Party (including Deans)

Platform Party gown room

The platform party gowning will take place in the Colter Room at the Aitken University Centre, first floor. The gown room will open one hour before the start of each ceremony.  Platform Party members should arrive no later than 45 minutes before the ceremony start time.

  • Ceremony A: Gowning room open at 9 a.m., Wednesday, May 17.
  • Ceremony B: Gowning room open at 9 a.m., Thursday, May 18
  • Ceremony C: Gowning room open at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 18

Academic regalia

All members of the Platform Party, including faculty Deans, will receive a form in their Encaenia invitation package from the President’s Office.  Please indicate on the form which ceremony(ies) you plan to attend and whether or not you require academic attire.  

If you have requested academic attire, it will be available in the Platform Party Gown Room one hour before the start of each ceremony.  

Following the ceremony, please return borrowed academic attire to the Platform Party Gown Room.  Those attending more than one ceremony may keep their academic attire until the end of their last ceremony.

Academic procession

The Platform Party will line up adjacent to the gown room for the Academic Procession into the ceremony space.


See Encaenia Week Events for a detailed schedule of activities for each ceremony.