Celebrate convocation

Information about Spring 2020 Convocation: 

  • Ensure that your home address and phone number are correct in Quest by June 11
  • You will get a link to a personalized virtual celebration in June
  • You will be able to attend an in-person ceremony at a later date
  • Take part in the wider conversation and join our alumni network online

Your convocation is the culmination of years of hard work, passion and commitment.

We know you want to share this incredible achievement with your family, friends and everyone who has supported you. You have faced a disruption to both your academic and personal lives. This disruption does not diminish your immense accomplishment – we are so proud of you.

Although we cannot be together to celebrate in-person in June with you and your family, we will hold convocation ceremonies once it is safe to do so. You can choose to come and celebrate with us then.

Our team is preparing a personalized virtual convocation celebration, just for you. Please note the following items so we can recognize this milestone with you:

You need to check your address and email in Quest

Please ensure that your home address and phone number are correct in Quest by June 11, 2020. We need this to make sure we’re sending your diploma to the right place. We plan to send your diploma to you during the summer months. You can find instructions on how to make changes to this information on the Quest – Student Information System website.

Virtual celebration

We will send a link to a personalized, virtual celebration to your Waterloo student email address. When you get it, please share this special tribute with your family and friends so that they can celebrate with you. We'll send the emails on the following dates:

  • June 16 – Applied Health Sciences
  • June 16 – Environment
  • June 17 – Arts
  • June 18 – Science
  • June 19 – Mathematics
  • June 20 – Engineering

We are so excited to celebrate your achievement. Share pictures and memories on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #UWaterlooGrad and #UWaterlooProud so we can applaud your achievement.

Future in-person ceremony

We know that your family, friends, fellow alumni and members of the broader University community who have supported you along the way may wish to celebrate this milestone with you in person at a later date. We look forward to welcoming you and your classmates back to campus to attend an in-person convocation ceremony when it is safe to do so. We will follow-up with you when we know when those ceremonies will happen.

Welcome to the Alumni Club

As you become a Waterloo alumnus, know that you are becoming a member of a global network of more than 213,000 proud alumni in 145 countries. Within this network are some of your biggest champions who are encouraging your successes and celebrating your accomplishments. Begin to get to know your fellow alumni and how they can help by connecting on LinkedIn.

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Share messages of congratulation, photos, and memories of your convocation day.

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A live Twitter feed will be displayed before the ceremonies in the Physical Activities Complex and on the webcast.