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


Following the ceremony at L.R. Wilson Concert Hall, we will host a reception at McMaster Divinity College. 

All updates and information regarding our 2023 Convocation Ceremony can be found on this page. If you have questions, please contact Student Records.


For those who will not be able to attend Convocation in person, we will be livestreaming the event via YouTube. The livestream link will be added one week prior to the event.

Watch last year’s livestream

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 is underground parking located under L.R. Wilson Hall as well as in adjacent lots. Please plan accordingly and leave adequate time to find parking. If you have accessibility concerns, please contact us.

COVID Safety

Though not required, McMaster Divinity College continues to strongly 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. Use the Ontario COVID Self-Assessment to assess your symptoms and next steps.

We want to see how you celebrate!

Please tag us @McMasterDiv so we can feature you!

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