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L. R. Wilson Concert Hall,
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton , ON
Tue, May 23, 2023
Start: 07:00 PM
End: 09:00 PM

We welcome our graduates, their families, and our MDC community to join us as we gather to celebrate our 2023 graduating class.


The ceremony will take place at L. R. Wilson Concert Hall, located on the first floor of the L.R. Wilson building. Following the ceremony, join us for a reception in Cullen Hall at McMaster Divinity College. 




For those who will not be able to attend Convocation in person, we will be livestreaming the event via YouTube. Watch below or click on the video to join the live chat on YouTube.

To turn on auto-generated subtitles/closed captioning of this video, hover over the video and click ‘CC’ in the bottom right corner while the video is playing.

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 so as to allow adequate time for tailoring and delivery.

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

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.

Parking in the McMaster Divinity College lot will not be available. There will be reserved spaces for our event in the L.R. Wilson Hall Underground parking, and Lots B and C. While we have reserved spaces for guests, the cost of parking is the responsibility of graduates and attendees. Please review the following instructions prior to your arrival and leave adequate time to find parking. If you have accessibility concerns, please contact us by Friday, May 19, 2023.

Important: If there is no visitor space available when you arrive to Wilson Hall Underground or Lots B and C, please press the help button and let the attendant know you are attending the McMaster Divinity College Convocation event. They will open visitor space for you to enter. Parking costs are not covered by McMaster Divinity College and reserved spaces are first come, first serve.

Please be aware that Sterling Street is closed between Whitton Avenue and Forsyth Avenue. Please use King Street to Forsyth Avenue as the detour route and expect delays as there will be an increased volume of traffic accessing campus through that route. For more information, see the News update.

COVID Safety

Though not required, McMaster Divinity College continues to encourage the use of masks indoors and for individuals to stay up to date on their vaccinations. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance to the event. If you are feeling unwell, we ask that you refrain from attending the event in person and instead join the livestream.

We want to see how you celebrate!

Please tag us @McMasterDiv so we can feature you!

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