As the University of Waterloo continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, your well-being and the safety of students, families and our campus community remains our top priority. With that in mind, we are announcing that in-person convocation ceremonies will not take place at Waterloo in June 2021.

The decision to hold a virtual convocation was a very difficult one to make. Convocation is the culmination of years of your hard work, passion and commitment, but as we plan our celebrations we must keep your health and safety top of mind.

Additional details and up-to-date information about spring 2021 convocation will be shared on this website as it becomes available. 

In the meantime, we want to hear from you to help celebrate convocation in the best way possible. 

We invite you to complete this short survey to tell us more about your virtual convocation preferences.

Participation in this survey is confidential and voluntary. You may decline to answer any question by leaving it blank. We ask you to complete the survey by March 5, 2021.

Please note that receipt of this email or completion of this survey does not guarantee your graduation; you can refer to the (graduate / undergraduate) completion checklist for more information about the completion process and how to verify your degree completion status.

The past year has been filled with challenges and adaptations, and our community has responded with resilience, creativity and perseverance. Even though we cannot celebrate in person, we are proud of you and look forward to celebrating your accomplishments together this spring.


grad gifts

Looking for the perfect keepsake to celebrate this important milestone? Check out W Store’s exclusive collection of official UWaterloo grad gifts and mementoes. You can also shop our collection by visiting our W Store | Gifts + Apparel location inside South Campus Hall.

Two new alumni with diplomas

Celebrate your achievement
Your new degree would look great in an official University of Waterloo diploma frame.


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