The Duckworth Centre is able to accommodate many guests, and we encourage you to invite your family and friends to join you on this special occasion; RSVP’s are not required and there is no admission fee. Guests with special needs (i.e. wheel chair accessibility) should identify themselves to ushers at the main entrance to Duckworth for them to be escorted to a reserved seating section.
Please note that the University does not provide wheelchairs.
Guests are asked to take their seats in the gymnasium no later than 10 minutes before the ceremony begins. Late arrivals will be asked to wait until the graduation procession has ended before entering the gymnasium.
The ceremony is approximately one and a half hours in length.
- Reception Desk: Duckworth Centre Lobby
- Ceremony: Duckworth Gymnasium – main floor
- Reception: Riddell Hall
**Please note: Doors will be closed 10 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony (2:20 p.m.); doors will be re-opened after the Invocation portion of the program.
Parking and Maps
Guests with limited mobility may be dropped-off at the entrance of Duckworth Centre on Spence Street; however, vehicles will need to park elsewhere for the duration of the ceremony. Traffic on Spence Street is strictly limited to vehicles dropping off guests with accessibility needs or limited mobility.
Frames and Gifts Available for Purchase
Certificate frames and keepsakes may be purchased after the graduation ceremony from the Alumni Association booth located on the second floor of the Duckworth Centre.
The campus bookstore will be on-site at the graduation to sell keepsakes, such as mugs, pens, portfolios, clothing, etc. On the day of the event, there will be flower bouquets sold at the Duckworth Centre.
Light refreshments will be served immediately after the Graduation ceremony.