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Convocation ceremonies

To ensure that the ceremony goes smoothly, please take note of the important information on this website and share it with your guests.

Program Date Location
B.B.A. Monday, April 30 2018 Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts
MBA and EMBA Friday, May 11 2018, 6.30 p.m. HEC Montréal, Côte-Ste-Catherine Building
M.Sc., Professional Masters, Specialized Graduate Diplomas Monday, November 6 2017, 6.30 p.m. Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts
Certificates and Bachelor in Management (B.Gest.) Monday, November 27 2017, 6.30 p.m. Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts
Ph.D. TBA TBA

Criteria of eligibility

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B.B.A.

Earned 84 credits or more, including credits for the 2018 winter trimester. 

The convocation ceremony brings together students who have completed their degree in fall 2017, winter 2018 and summer 2018.

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Certificate and Bachelor in Management (B.Gest.)

Be awarded a diploma in automn 2016, winter 2017 or summer 2017 of a Certificate or a Bachelor in Management (B.Gest.)

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Specialized Graduate Diplomas

Be awarded a diploma in automne 2016, winter 2017 or summer 2017.

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M.Sc. and Professional Masters

Be awarded a diploma in automn 2016, winter 2017 or summer 2017 of a M.Sc. or one of the following Professional Master :

  • Master of Laws, Taxation option (LL.M.)
  • Master of Scinece in Electronic Commerce
  • Master of Management in Cultural Enterprises
  • Master of Management in International Arts Management
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MBA

Be awarded a diploma in automne 2017 or winter 2018 or finish the program in summer 2018.

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EMBA

Be awarded a diploma during the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Ph.D.

The convocation ceremony brings together students who have completed their postgraduate studies in all the faculties and schools of the University of Montréal. 

For more information please consult the following page:

Covocation cermonies (French only)

 

Nice-to-know
  • The invitation is send by mail (postal address indicated in your HEC en ligne) and by email to your @hec.ca address;
  • The graduate ticket is free;
  • The guest ticket has a fee ($40) and limited to 3 or 4 guests per graduate who has register to the event;
  • Graduates must arrive one hour and a half prior to the ceremony to get their cap and gown et to be place in the correct sequence to enter the
  • Convocation hall in a a formal procession;
  • Graduates and guests are not seated together during the ceremony;
  • The ceremony lasts approximately two hours. Out of courtensy for all graduates, we ask that you and your guests stay seated for the entire ceremony.

Ceremony

Before the ceremony

  • You must arrive one and half hour prior to the ceremony to get your cap and gown and to be place in the correct sequence to enter the Convocation hall in a formal procession;
  • You are not seated with your guests during the ceremony and do not see each other until the end.

During the ceremony

  • You enter the Convocation hall in a formal procession and are followed by members of the faculty and staff. Guests are already seated;
  • You are be led, row by row, to get your marshalling card (name and last name) before going on stage;
  • On stage, you are directed to the Reader and have to give him your marshalling card;
  • The Reader read your name and last name and you cross the stage to receive your Congratulation Letter from Staff Members;
  • Two official photos are taken when you're on stage (one with Staff Members and one, alone);
  • You are seated again until the end of the ceremony.

After the ceremony

  • The Secrétaire Général invite the graduates and their guests to a celebratory vin d'honneur in the lobby;
  • Please, remember to return your gown before your leave. The School will bill you for the value of the gown if it not returned.

Useful Information

  • Be on time and do not forget your graduate ticket;
  • Keep your graduate ticket with you at all times! You be asked to present it several times during this event;
  • Remember that the gown do not close. What you wear will show;
  • Remember that the convocation venue does not accept purses, backpacks or other kiinds of bags at their coat check. Leave it to your guest prior to your arrival;
  • Please don't carry any flowers or other gifts. Leave these with your guests for later;
  • There are no child care facilities at the venue. Please make your child care arrangements before the ceremony.

 


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