Students walking wearing graduation gown and going into the basilica

Baccalaureate & Convocation

Graduation is a celebratory milestone recognizing all of your accomplishments during your time at Brescia. Because you have completed your education at an affiliate university, you and your family would normally have the opportunity to celebrate at both Brescia’s Baccalaureate and Magisterial Ceremony and Western’s Convocation Ceremony. 

Graduation 2022 Update

Western has announced that Spring Convocation will be celebrated in-person.
Brescia graduates will attend Convocation on Monday, June 20, 2022 at 3:00 p.m..

Brescia supports Western’s decision and is excited to announce
the return of our time-honoured Baccalaureate & Magisterial Ceremony
at St. Peter's Basilica on Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

Further details on each event are provided below.

Graduation registration is now closed.

Should you wish to still atttend, contact
Alison Vilaca at


Baccalaureate and Magisterial Ceremony

This special celebration marks your formal graduation from Brescia University College. The ceremony is open to you, a registered Brescia student who is expected to graduate in June or October, and your family and friends. During this ceremony, you will hear from the Grad Class Speaker, academic awards will be distributed and your class will be welcomed into the Brescia Alumnae Association with the presentation of alumnae rings.

All graduates are allowed to invite four guests to this ceremony. As space is limited inside the Basilica, we therefore ask that do not invite more guests than allowed. 

Convocation Lunch

We invite you and your family and friends to join us for a lunch in the Mercato prior to your Western Conovcation. Lunch for all graduates is free of charge and made possible by the Brescia University College Alumnae Association. Additional guests must purchase lunch tickets online through the graduation registration link.

Western Convocation

Convocation marks your formal graduation from Western University. All graduates, family, friends, faculty and staff gather in front of Ursuline Hall before walking down the Brescia hill to Western. This annual Brescia tradition is led by a bagpiper followed by the graduates, family and friends walking towards Alumni Hall. During the ceremony you will be hooded, admitted to Western’s Alumni Association and you will receive your degree, diploma or certificate.

All graduates are issued four convocation tickets by Western. These tickets will be available at the end of May and can be accessed online. Should you require additional tickets, Western sends out an email with instructions to all graduating students in May.