Location and Parking Details

All convocation ceremonies will take place at York University. Below you will find specific information on the location, parking and shuttle bus, as well as information on seating and the reception.

Ceremony Location

Keele campus

June & October convocations will be held at the Convocation Pavilion, Aviva Centre, located at 1 Shoreham Drive, on the west side of campus.

Please note: The Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA ceremony will take place in the McEwen Auditorium, Seymour Schulich Building which is also located at Keele campus.

Glendon campus

June convocation for the Glendon ceremony will be held on the Glendon campus, located at 2275 Bayview Avenue.

October convocation for Glendon will be held at the Convocation Pavilion, Aviva Centre, located at 1 Shoreham Drive, on the west side of campus.

Parking Information

For Keele campus parking information, please see this parking map.

The main convocation parking lot is the Founders Road East lot with a shuttle bus available to take guests to the Aviva Centre. The shuttle bus pick up is in the northwest corner of the parking lot. Accessible parking will be available, for those with a valid accessible parking permit, at the Shoreham Drive North parking lot. There is a guest pick-up and drop off loop located off of Shoreham Drive across from the Aviva Centre.

For the Glendon ceremony in June, parking is in the lower lot and a shuttle bus is provided for guests.

Seating

Each convocation ceremony guest must present a valid ticket in order to enter the convocation grounds. Children under the age of three (3) do not require a guest ticket, provided they are accompanied by an adult and will share that person's seat, i.e. sit on their lap. Each ticket is unique and will only admit one. For more information on tickets, click here.

The Convocation Pavilion will be open for seating approximately two hours prior to each ceremony. There is no reserved seating and seats are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Accessible seating is available upon request; graduands are required to note the special seating requirements of their guests when submitting their RSVP.

June convocation for the Glendon ceremony does not require tickets. There is no reserved seating and seats are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Reception

Graduates and their guests are invited and encouraged to attend their Faculty reception. The exact location of Faculty receptions will be in the convocation program.

Lost and Found

Any items found on the convocation grounds at the Aviva Centre will be returned to the York University lost and found. These items will be available for pick up one week after the completion of the last ceremony. For more information on lost and found items, please click here.