Accessibility at Convocation

Accessibility for Graduands and Guests

Graduands with disabilities or graduands who have guests with disabilities attending the convocation ceremony are asked to complete the online Convocation Accessibility Form. This form helps to ensure an enjoyable experience for you and your guests. After you submit the form, the Office of the Registrar will then contact you with further information.  Please complete this form at least two weeks before the date of your ceremony. For additional information on accessibility at convocation, please contact the Convocation Accessibility phone line at (905) 525-9140 ext. 21676, or  e-mail

Also, please note that:

  • Photos of the processional route travelled by graduands on the day of the ceremony (including photos of stairs, railings, etc.) is available as a PDF document.
  • The FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place) has several wheelchairs that can be loaned to guests during the ceremony at no charge; ask your guests to inquire at the coat check counter in the main lobby.
  • The FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place) also has infra-red hearing devices for guests with a hearing impairment. These are also are available for loan at no charge and may be obtained at the main lobby coat check of the Concert Hall.

Guest Seating

If a guest of a graduand has a disability and requires a specific seating location (e.g. wheelchair seating area, a seat at the end of an aisle, a seat that can be accessed without using stairs, etc.) this can generally be accommodated. Please complete online Convocation Accessibility Form and provide specific details. Seats are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and can only be reserved for accessibility-related reasons.


For details on accessible Parking – please visit the Convocation Parking information.