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.

The current labour disruption at York University is resulting in traffic congestion and time delays at our Keele campus. While the Aviva Centre is owned by Tennis Canada (i.e. private property), Shoreham Drive will be overcrowded and should be avoided. For your comfort and convenience, Convocation guests, students and faculty are encouraged to take the subway to the Pioneer Village TTC subway station. We are also pleased to offer free shuttle buses around campus to facilitate movement to and from the Aviva Centre for the ceremonies. While limited complimentary parking is available in the Black Creek Pioneer Village parking lot and in our Founders East parking lot, it is advisable to use public transit or a vehicle drop-off.

During this labour action, we encourage everyone to remain patient and to allocate extra time for travel. Convocation is a time for celebration and we are endeavouring to provide the best service for everyone at this special time.

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.

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.


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.


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.