Please arrive before 11 a.m. so that you can be seated before the start of the ceremony. Women are asked to wear long skirts to honour the teachings of this ceremony, which may last up to an hour.
Please note: All visitors, community members and other UM graduates are asked to enter the Investors Group Athletic Centre gymnasium via the stairs/elevator to the third floor.
After the Pipe Ceremony, guests will be asked to return to their seats in the visitors' area as preparations begin for the dancers and singers.
For the rest of the day, you are encouraged to watch the beautiful and different types of Pow Wow dances, visit the craft tables on the third floor, and attend the community feast during the honouring of the graduates at 3 p.m. This year the feast will be served in Investors Group Athletic Centre.
Please note that there are various times throughout the day when visitors are encouraged to come down to the Pow Wow floor. These may include: shaking hands with the graduates after they have received their certificates, Intertribal Dances and Specials like the Potato Dance. The emcee will explain and announce these opportunities.
If you have any questions throughout the day, please look for volunteers wearing black t-shirts or staff/security helpers.