Convocation is an exciting time for you and your family. The following timetable will help you keep track of the many planning details to consider.

March – April

Air Canada and WestJet are providing special fare discounts for graduation attendees.

The DoubleTree Hotel in Edmonton has set aside a block of rooms at a special rate from Friday, June 7 to Sunday, June 9, 2019 for graduation attendees.

Sky Shuttle provides door-to-door transportation between the Edmonton International Airport and Downtown Edmonton.

Explore Edmonton can give you some ideas for other activities you and your guests might enjoy while visiting the city.

April 30

RSVP – to the welcome reception. 

RSVP – to the gala dinner and dance.

Complete – the Attendance Form and email to

May 8

Book your room at The DoubleTree Hotel if you wish to stay in the block of rooms held for AU Faculty of Business graduates.
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May 15

Once your graduation has been confirmed you will receive your official invitation for the convocation ceremony via email  from the Convocation Office. If you have not received your invitation by mid-May, please contact Corina Lasiuk at or 1-780- 675-6234.

Ensure you have replied online (robe size, biographical information, shuttle transportation) to AU main campus, as instructed in your invitation email.

June 3

Book your convocation portrait appointment directly with photographer

Ian Grant Photography

June 7

Welcome reception at the DoubleTree Hotel
Connections Cafe – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

June 8

Convocation ceremony in Red Deer
Convocation gala dinner and dance at the DoubleTree Hotel grand ballroom