May Convocation

The Spring Convocation at the Royal Military College of Canada will be an in-person event held on Thursday, 19 May 2022 and will commence at 1300 hrs in the Field House in the Kingston Military Community Sports Center (KMCSC) on the RMC Campus.

Guests and COVID-19 advisory

RMC follows the Canadian Armed Forces COVID-19 restrictions and protocols and local Public Health guidelines. As such, the number of guests will be restricted and all public health protocols will be observed. Masks must be worn through the entire ceremony. Graduands will be advised as to how many guests may attend. Guests of all graduands are very welcome to witness the Convocation ceremony and should by seated by 1230 hrs in the Field House in the KMCSC. Seating is limited and is on a first come first served basis.

In the event that the the in-Person Convocation is cancelled, a notice will go out to all graduating students and will be posted here. Arrangements will be made to mail out diplomas and programmes.

RMC understands the significance of the convocation ceremonies to our graduates, and their families and friends. Accordingly, those who convocated in previous virtual or restricted convocations are invited to have their degree presented by the Chancellor (or Vice-Chancellor) at the May Convocation. If you choose this option, we ask that you inform us of your decision no later than Thursday 24 March 2022 by sending an email to Convocation@rmc.ca.

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

Dress for the Ceremony

For graduating RMC Officer Cadets in attendance the dress will be Scarlets - 1M summer. For all other military graduands the dress will be 1A (with medals, no gloves). For civilian graduands semi formal attire (business suit or equivalent) is recommended.

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

Convocation Dress Rehearsal

A Convocation rehearsal for available graduands (dress of the day for military personnel - business casual for civilians) will be held on Wednesday 18 May 2022 at 1330 hrs. All available participants are requested to be present in the Field House by 1320 hrs.

Graduation Hoods and Gowns

Graduation hoods and academic gowns may be signed out by all Graduands in the SAM Gym in KMCSC from 1030 hrs until 1230 hrs on the day of Convocation. All hoods and gowns are to be returned to the SAM Gym immediately following the Convocation Ceremony.

Accommodations

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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