May Convocation

The next May Convocation at the Royal Military College of Canada will be held on Thursday, 16 May 2019 and will commence at 1300 hrs in the Kingston Military Community Sports Center (KMCSC) Anderson Field House.

Dress for the Ceremony

The dress for all ROTP and RETP Officer Cadets is Scarlets - 1M summer.

Other military graduands the appropriate dress is their respective 1A uniforms with medals and no gloves.

Civilian graduands are advised to wear semi formal attire (business suit or equivalent).

All graduands will be issued a graduation hood. Civilian graduands will also wear a black academic gown over their clothes during the ceremony.

Graduation Hoods and Gowns

ROTP, RETP and UTPNCM graduands will sign out their respective Graduation hoods between 1330-14000 hrs 15 May 2019 prior to the Convocation Rehearsal at the KMCSC and must return the Graduation hoods to RMC Supply during clearing out procedures.

Graduands from Graduate Studies and Continuing Studies may sign out their respective hoods and gowns at the assembly area of the SAM Gym in the KMCSC from 1030 - 1215 hrs on the day of Convocation and are to be returned immediately following the Convocation Ceremony and no later 1700 hrs. For those planning on attending the Convocation Rehearsal, you may also sign out your hoods and gowns at 1330 hrs on the day of the Convocation Rehearsal.

Convocation Rehearsal

Convocation rehearsal will take place on 15 May 2019 at 1400 hrs. All participants are requested to be present at the assembly point (SAM gym, KMCSC) by 1330 hrs.

Assembly Area for Academic Procession

On the day of Convocation, all RMC Faculty members and graduands attending Convocation are asked to arrive at the assembly area in the KMCSC by 1200 hrs. Directional signs will guide you to the appropriate assembly area.

Guests for the Convocation Ceremony

Guests of all graduands are welcome to witness the Convocation ceremony and should be seated by 1245 hours in the KMCSC at 11 Duty Drive. There is no limit as to the number of guests that may invited and no tickets are necessary. Seating is on a first come first served basis and is fully accessible.

Those coming to Kingston, including guests, may also wish to attend other planned festivities associated with May Convocation:

Thursday 16 May 2019

  • 1300 hrs - Convocation 
  • 1900 hrs - Sunset Ceremony

Friday 17 May 2019

  • 0930 hrs - Commissioning Parade - Presentation of Officer Commissions
  • 1800 hrs - Graduation Ball

Graduation Rings, Frames, Souvenirs and other mementoes are available at the RMC Club Gift shop .


A variety of Hotel, Motel and B&B establishments are available in the greater Kingston area. It is recommended that you make your reservations early as many other activities do occur at this time of year and availability may be limited.

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