7 tips for a smooth graduation day

Close-up of female graduates watching a convocation ceremony.

Convocation is approaching and it's a good idea to start planning for your big day now.

We've got a list of simple tips and tricks – #GBConvoHacks – to help ensure your big day runs as smoothly as possible.

1. The deets

Read over our outline of what you can expect on your convocation day.

2. Live stream

Family and friends who can't attend your graduation? Tell them to watch our live stream.

3. Where to eat

Going to lunch with family and friends after your ceremony? Reserve now. Check out a full list of restaurants around Meridian Hall (formerly the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts).

4. Where to park

Parking downtown can be … a challenge. Be proactive and plan where you'll park now using the Green P parking map.

5. See your post in lights

Tag your pics with #GBConvo and we'll post them on our social wall at the Sony Centre for your friends and family to see.

6. Airplane mode

We know you'll be capturing graduation highlights with selfies, texts and social posts. Please make sure you put your phone on silent, or, turn it off during the ceremony.

7. Hi, my name is …

Our announcers will be backstage before your ceremony. Arrive a bit early if you'd like to clarify the pronunciation of your name with them.

Have any tips to share? #GBCAlumni, we're looking at you! Tag your tips with #GBConvoHacks.