Ceremony FAQ

Registration & Tickets

All information regarding the graduation ceremonies is sent to your TWU email.

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Like you, we would love for your guests to attend your graduation in person. Therefore, to ensure that every graduand has the opportunity to have at least two guests attend their graduation ceremony, each graduand is initially allocated a maximum of two guest tickets. Once registration has been closed and everyone who wishes to attend graduation has had an opportunity to reserve their spot and at least two additional tickets, we will then determine the remaining available seating capacity. At that point, there is a high likelihood that additional tickets will become available for any other guests you may have. Approximately two weeks prior to graduation, registered graduands will then receive instructions on how to secure these additional tickets.

Please remind your attending guests that in order to enter, they must present their tickets to be scanned at the door. We also encourage you to extend your celebrations to family and friends by inviting them to watch the graduation ceremony video, which will be posted online a few days after the event.

Seating for our graduation ceremonies is general admission and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that graduand and faculty seating are reserved for the front of the venue.

Regrettably, for efficient planning purposes, it is necessary for all graduands to register for the graduation ceremony in advance. If you wish to defer to the next graduation ceremony, kindly submit a ticket to our service desk.

Artona will be offering two photo opportunities. They will take one photo on stage with you and the president of the University. You will then have the option to take a second photo off stage, proudly displaying your degree after the ceremony is over and before you return your regalia.

No, you do not, but we encourage you and your family and friends to celebrate your accomplishments by watching the graduation ceremony video that will be posted online a few days after.

Yes, each guest, including children and infants, is required to have a ticket. The ticketing system is designed to ensure everyone’s safety. Fire Regulations dictate the maximum number of people who may occupy the room at one time.

No, your tickets will only display the graduand's name. However, each ticket will have individual and unique scan codes, so please ensure each of your guests receives a ticket. Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to update the names on the tickets.


A graduand is an individual that is eligible to graduate but has not yet graduated. Once your degree has been presented, you become a graduate.

Graduands are required to check in to student holding one hour and 30 minutes prior to the graduation ceremony. Any late arrivals will not be able to participate in the graduation ceremony. The location of student holding will be emailed to graduands prior to the graduation ceremony. Guests of graduands are not allowed in student holding. Please direct them to the ceremony location.

We encourage you to invite additional friends and family to celebrate your accomplishments by watching the graduation ceremony video that will be posted online a few days after. Please note that guests attending the graduation ceremony are each required to have a ticket to attend.

Pay parking is available at all the parking lots available on campus with a Daily Parking Pass

There will be an unattended coat check for students only. Bags and purses should not be checked, so please plan accordingly, and leave your valuables at home or with your guests.

This always depends on the number of graduands graduating. We do aim for each ceremony to run approximately 75 to 90 minutes long.

Our April baccalaureate service provides a wonderful opportunity for undergraduates and their families to worship together, hear from members of the graduating class, and be commissioned into their next step beyond Trinity Western University by the faculty and staff. The approximate 75-minute program will be followed by a reception, which provides one of the best opportunities for students to introduce their families to classmates as well as to faculty and staff. 

Yes, WestJet is offering 5% off Econo and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling trans-border.

To take advantage of this offer, please visit www.westjet.com/conventions to make a booking online.

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Students are eligible to graduate with honours if they achieve a grade point average that is within the top 20% (distinction – blue cord) or 10% (great distinction – gold cord) of the graduating class for their school/faculty. Honours cords are assigned based on fall semester GPAs, since spring semester GPAs are not finalized yet. 

A digital or electronic diploma (eDegree) will be available to order after your conferral date. Please visit the Information & Records -My eRecords section on the Student Portal Page to order your free copy, available to access on MyCreds™. Once ordered on the Student Portal Page, you will receive an email notification from MyCreds™ (the notification will be sent to your @mytwu.ca email) with instructions to access your eDegree. For more information about digital records and MyCreds™ please visit here.

For a paper copy of your diploma, please allow 4-8 weeks after your conferral date for printing and delivery. We will email you to confirm your current/preferred delivery address when your diploma is ready to be mailed. On-campus pickup in Langley may also be arranged. More information will be sent out by email once your diploma has been issued.

Volunteers play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of our events. Opportunities are open to everyone who is enthusiastic about contributing to this special occasion. If you're interested, please email twugraduation@twu.ca for more details.

Regalia & Clothing Attire

If you are attending the in-person ceremony, you will be required to rent regalia to participate in the processional and sit with the other graduands. The cost of renting regalia is the responsibility of the graduand. Regalia rental for at-home celebrations is optional. Unfortunately, this is only available to Canadian residents. Additional shipping costs will apply. 

The Regalia pickUP BBQ is an event where graduands can collect their regalia early. It's an opportunity to meet your alumni team, mingle with other graduands, enjoy a delicious meal, and receive complimentary goodies. Please note that the Regalia pickUP BBQ is exclusively open to graduands who purchase their regalia in advance. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate additional guests at this time.

Regalia cannot be collected by friends or family on your behalf—you must be present to pick it up.

Please dress business casual. Sturdy footwear is recommended as graduands will be required to be standing for a long period of time. For our master’s students only; please note that your regalia does not have sleeves; plain dress shirts/blouses with full sleeves is preferred. 

A return mailing label is included with your rental. An additional shipping fee is applied.

Please submit your questions through our Service Hub, and someone will respond to your inquiry in a timely manner.