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Convocation Hall

Convocation Hall at McMaster

  • Conveniently located on the 2nd floor of University Hall
  • Stage available
  • Piano available for rental
  • Beautiful characteristic building with plenty of stonework and stained glass
  • Two styles of comfortable seating

Events cannot begin before 6 p.m. on weekdays.

Book using the student/faculty/visitor forms on our Conference web page.

Convocation Hall

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Capacity & Fees

*Rates do not include mandatory Facility Services set-up fee and/or custodial charges

*All rates are subject to availability and HST

  • Daily Rate: $895

Audio Visual

If a microphone or a/v are required please contact AVTEK prior to your event. They can be reached at or 905-525-9140 x 28835.


Room set-up by Facility Services is required as a condition of booking Convocation Hall. Please confirm your preferred set up with Conference & Event Services no later than 10 days in advance of your event date, along with expected number of attendees.

If you are an internal McMaster group, please submit a valid 10-digit legacy account number to process the work order. If you do not have access to an account, please contact Conference & Event Services to arrange for payment.

While theatre style seating with centre aisle is the standard setup for Convocation Hall, rentals can be brought it to accommodate banquet rounds or vendor showcase with display boards.


Catering must be arranged through Hospitality Services. Please contact or 905-525-9140 X24836.


Keys must be picked up and returned at the Commons Building Service Centre desk. The key must be returned at the end of the event, or if the desk is closed, by the following business day.