Platform Party (including Deans)

Platform Party gown room

The platform party gowning will take place in the Elizabeth A. Currie Boardroom on the 5th floor of the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER.  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 16.
  • Ceremony B: Gowning room opens at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday May 16
  • Ceremony C: Gowning room open at 9 a.m., Thursday, May 17
  • Ceremony D: Gowning room open at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 17

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.

Platform Party Member Schedule

Wednesday, May 16, Ceremony A, Schedule

9a.m: Platform Party members arrive for gowning - Elizabeth A. Currie Boardroom (5th floor, Richard J. CURRIE CENTER)

9:45: Platform Party members line up for academic procession - 5th floor corridor, Richard J. CURRIE CENTER

10 a.m: Ceremony A - Performance Hall (4th Floor of the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER). Degrees awarded to students in Science and Nursing.

11:30 a.m: Encaenia Tea for graduates, family and friends - SUB Atrium

Gowns must be returned to the Elizabeth A. Currie Boardroom (5th floor, Richard J. CURRIE CENTER) following the ceremony. 

Wednesday, May 16, Ceremony B Schedule

1:30 p.m: Platform Party members arrive for gowning.  Elizabeth A. Currie Boardroom (5th floor, Richard J. CURRIE CENTER)

2 p.m: Platform Party members line up for academic procession - 5th floor corridor, Richard J. CURRIE CENTER

2:30 p.m: Ceremony B - Performance Hall (4th Floor of the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER). Degrees awarded to students in Business Administration, Kinesiology and Education.

4 p.m: Encaenia Tea for graduates, family and friends - SUB Atrium

Gowns must be returned to the Elizabeth A. Currie Boardroom (5th floor, Richard J. CURRIE CENTER) following the ceremony.  

Thursday, May 17, Ceremony C Schedule

9a.m: Platform Party members arrive for gowning - Elizabeth A. Currie Boardroom (5th floor, Richard J. CURRIE CENTER)

9:45: Platform Party members line up for academic procession - 5th floor corridor, Richard J. CURRIE CENTER

10 a.m: Ceremony C - Performance Hall (4th Floor of the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER). Degrees awarded to students in Arts, Law, Renaissance College and Interdisciplinary Studies 

11:30 a.m: Encaenia Tea for graduates, family and friends: SUB Atrium

Gowns must be returned to the Elizabeth A. Currie Boardroom (5th floor, Richard J. CURRIE CENTER) following the ceremony.  

Thursday, May 17, Ceremony D Schedule

1:30 p.m: Platform Party members arrive for gowning - Elizabeth A. Currie Boardroom (5th floor, Richard J. CURRIE CENTER)

2 p.m: Platform Party members line up for academic procession - 5th floor corridor, Richard J. CURRIE CENTER

2:30 p.m: Ceremony D - Performance Hall (4th floor of The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER). Degrees awarded to students in Engineering, Forestry & Environmental Management and Computer Science.

4 p.m: Encaenia Tea for graduates, family and friends - SUB Atrium

Gowns must be returned to the Elizabeth A. Currie Boardroom (5th floor, Richard J. CURRIE CENTER) following the ceremony