Celebrate convocation

Convocation banner with UWaterloo mace.

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

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 highlight of convocation occurs when graduating students receive their academic hoods, are called to the stage by name, and are presented with their official diplomas. Approximately 7,384 bachelor's degrees, 351 doctoral degrees, and 2,139 master's degrees are awarded from our University each year.

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

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