Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

Parents FAQ


Accommodations in and around Antigonish fill up quickly for Convocation weekend so it is best to book early.  Rooms are available to rent on campus by clicking here

There are also a number of hotel/motel/cottages options along with Air BNB, Bed & Breakfast and VRBO.


Dining Options

If you plan to have a family dinner during graduation weekend, we highly encourage booking reservations early.


List of Events

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Where on campus is the ceremony held?

The ceremony is held in the Keating Centre Arena. To see the campus map, click here.


How many tickets does is each graduate recieve and when should guest arrive

Each graduate is allotted five guest tickets and will receive them when they pick up their gown. Graduates are unable to pick up tickets prior to Convocation week.

Guests should plan to arrive together one hour prior to the ceremony time and proceed to the arena in the Keating Centre to be seated no less than 15 minutes prior to the ceremony’s scheduled start. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. In the interest of all concerned, ushers will not permit seats to be held for late arriving guests or personal belongings. Also ushers will be ensuring all seats are filled, so please make sure to not leave an empty seat beside the guest next to you.


What is the dress code for convocation?

There is no specific dress code for convocation guests. However, we recommend business casual attire as that is required of graduates.


If I need accessibility accommodations who should I contact?

Prior to convocation, contact the special events staff at the in the alumni department by emailing Please note that the Keating Centre Arena is a completely accessible building.  There are also a limited number of accessible parking spots available close to the Keating Centre.


Once on campus where do I park?

Parking is limited at StFX on the day of convocation. Parking for graduates, family and guests is free and available at any of the open parking lots throughout campus. It is recommended that you arrive at least one hour prior to the start of the ceremonies to secure parking. Carpooling and taxis are recommended.


How long is the ceremony?

Convocation ceremonies are typically two hours long. 


What do you mean by live broadcast?

During both spring and fall convocation, you are able to watch the live broadcast of the ceremonies. You can find a link to the live broadcast here.


When is my graduate’s ceremony at, 9 am or 3 pm?

AM ceremony

Degrees: Ph.D. in Educational Studies; Masters of Science, Education and Adult Education; Bachelors of Education, Science, Nursing, Human Nutrition, Human Kinetics; Diplomas in Engineering and Integrated Dietetic Internship.

PM Ceremony

Degrees: Bachelors of Arts, Business Administration, Information Systems, Music and Diplomas in Jazz Studies.

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