As the University of Waterloo responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, the well-being of our students, their families, and our campus community is our top priority. It is with great disappointment that we will not be holding any in-person ceremonies in June 2020. These are extraordinary times, and we do not make this decision lightly. Please refer to the official announcement from President Hamdullahpur for more details. We look forward to celebrating with you, when it is safe to do so. We will do all that we can to provide you with more information as soon as it is available.

Last updated: March 30, 2020

Celebrate convocation

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 6,803 bachelor's degrees, 250 doctoral degrees, and 1,254 master's degrees are awarded from our University each year.

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



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