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L.R. Wilson Concert Hall,
1280 Main St W
Hamilton , ON
Tue, May 21, 2024
Start: 07:00 PM
End: 09:00 PM

We welcome our graduands, their families, and our MDC community to join us as we gather to celebrate our 2024 graduating class.

Event Information

The ceremony will begin promptly at 7:00pm and will take place at L. R. Wilson Concert Hall, located on the first floor of the L.R. Wilson building, directly across the street from McMaster Divinity College. Following the ceremony, join us for a reception in Cullen Hall at McMaster Divinity College. 

To preview the order of exercises for the ceremony, click the link below:

Order of Exercises    Program


For those who are unable to attend in-person, join our livestream at the link below and leave your congratulatory messages in the live chat throughout the service! Click here to watch on YouTube for best viewing experience.

Directions & Parking

The venue for the ceremony is located directly across from McMaster Divinity College’s building. To view the campus map and parking options, click here. McMaster Divinity College is #17 on the map and L.R. Wilson Hall is #74.

A limited number of parking spaces have been reserved for graduands and guests in the L. R. Wilson Hall Underground lot, and Lots B and C. While space has been reserved, the cost of parking is the responsibility of graduates and their guests. If there is no visitor space available in these lots when you arrive (if the lot is marked “full”), press the “help” button and let the attendant know you are attending the McMaster Divinity College Convocation event, and they will open visitor space for you. Please forward these instructions on to your guests and ensure both you and your guests leave adequate time to find parking and find their seats prior to the start of the program. Parking in the McMaster Divinity College lot will not be available for this event.

Degree Frames

Graduands can now reserve their degree or certificate frame on our website, we will contact you when frames are available for pick up. Frames can also be purchased at the Hurlburt Family Bookstore following the Convocation ceremony.

Questions? Contact Melissa at westmel@mcmaster.ca.

Purchase Your Frame

Graduation Photos

Schedule an appointment with McMaster’s Lifetouch Studio to get your graduation photos taken and to be included in the class composite. New appointments are added weekly, so if no appointments are available please check back.

To book an appoint, click the link below and select:

> Session: McMaster Graduation Photo Session
> Site: McMaster University
> Faculty: All Faculties-McMaster
> Choose a date and time that is best for you

Questions? Reach out directly through mcmasteruniversity@lifetouch.ca or 905.525.9140 ext. 26222.

PhD and DPT students who need to borrow regalia for their photo should contact Student Records at divreg@mcmaster.ca. All other regalia will be provided at the photo studio.

Book Photos

Ordering Regalia

Students in master’s and professional programs (MA, MTS, MDiv, Graduate Certificate, Diploma) will be provided regalia for the ceremony which will need to be returned at the conclusion of the evening.

Doctoral students (DPT and PhD) have the option to purchase or rent regalia. Many graduates choose to do so to prepare for future teaching positions.

To purchase regalia, please contact Felice Bianchini at Harcourts and she will be able to provide you with ordering and pricing information. Be sure to place your order sooner rather than later to allow adequate time for tailoring and delivery. We recommend placing the order by April 1 at the very latest.

If you are planning to rent regalia, please indicate this when you RSVP for the event. Please note, we have a limited number of gowns available for doctoral students so they are available on a first come, first serve basis.

We want to see how you celebrate!

Please tag us @McMasterDiv so we can feature you!

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