The University of Waterloo is proud to honour the many accomplishments of our 2021 graduates and will mark this milestone with a series of live, online convocation ceremonies.

Graduands, family, friends and the university community are invited to attend by registering for the faculty convocation ceremonies listed below:


Take your convocation picture.

All graduands are invited to participate in our virtual photo booth. You can simulate wearing a cap and gown and have your photo shared with your classmates at the virtual convocation ceremony. Don't forget to post it on your favourite social platform using #UWaterlooGrad!


grad gifts
Graduation gifts
Wanting to purchase convocation regalia or gifts? Check out the W Store’s exclusive collection of official UWaterloo grad gifts and momentos.

Two new alumni with diplomas
Celebrate your achievement
Show off your new diploma. Order official University of Waterloo diploma and portrait frames and receive 20% off sitewide until June 21, 2021 (4 p.m. ET).



Your diploma package will be sent by courier to your mailing address listed in Quest the week of convocation. You will receive tracking information for your package at that time. Shipping times will vary based on your mailing address listed in Quest. For instructions on how to verify this information, visit the frequently asked questions section at the bottom of this page.

Students holding flowers at convocation


Visit your alumni handbook to discover all the perks of being a Waterloo alumnus. You’ll find benefits and discounts, free services to help your career and opportunities to connect with your fellow alumni. 

Keep Learning 

Though your time as a student might be nearing its end, you can still turn to Waterloo for learning opportunities. Alumni Relations provides resources to support you wherever you go after graduation. Check out our Career Perspectives series to learn from fellow alumni as they share stories of where they started, how they succeeded, how they failed and everything in between.

LinkedIn Learning

Waterloo is thrilled to offer our newest alumni complimentary access to LinkedIn Learning ($34.99/month approximate retail value)! More than 16,000 digital courses taught by industry experts are available to support your career and personal development journeys. Spaces are limited, so pre-register today!



We will continue to share further information about 2021 Spring Convocation with you using bi-weekly emails. Our hope is that you will feel well informed about convocation.

At any time, you can review the FAQ or send questions to


Frequently asked questions

*To view the FAQ's on a mobile device, please visit this page.