Celebrate convocation

Convocation 2024

Convocation is a special time to celebrate. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming ceremony.

The University of Waterloo hosts two convocations per year (spring and fall), in the Physical Activities Complex (PAC) on campus. Convocation involves a meeting of the whole University community at which symbols are displayed, participants wear special attire to emphasize their official roles, and speakers share their wisdom and the values that the University seeks to teach.

The entire university community gathers to watch this momentous occasion, as our graduates wear their special attire, symbolizing their outstanding academic achievements. 

During convocation, our graduates hear from University leaders and honourees, who share their wisdom and impart the core values of our institution.

The most memorable moments of convocation are when our graduating students receive their academic hoods, are called to the stage by name, and are presented with their official diplomas.

Each year, our university awards over 7,380 bachelor's degrees, 2,130 master's degrees, and 350 doctoral degrees, demonstrating the profound impact of our academic programs and the dedication of our students.

Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of the Waterloo tradition!

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