Ceremony dates and times

Spring 2024 Convocation: June 11 to 15, 2024

Degrees and diplomas will be conferred across a total of 14 ceremonies in June 2024. Find your ceremony by reviewing the ceremony details below. For faculties that have more than one ceremony, search for your degree (e.g., Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral) and then by major/field of study.

Notes

  • There are two or three ceremonies occurring each day. The times listed below are the official start time of the ceremony; however, the procession will begin 20 minutes earlier, to ensure everyone is seated by the ceremony start time. Guest doors will close 5 minutes before the ceremony begins. Late guests will be seated at an appropriate time during the ceremony, at the discretion of the event staff.
    • For 10:00 a.m. ceremonies: Procession starts at 9:40 a.m.
    • For 2:30 p.m. ceremonies: Procession starts at 2:10 p.m.
    • For 6:30 p.m. ceremonies: Procession starts at 6:10 p.m.
  • For students earning a degree with a diploma and/or certificate, the diploma and certificate are awarded in the ceremony where the degree is conferred.
  • Unsure which ceremony you should be attending or don't see your program listed? Contact the staff in the Registrar's Office or Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs.
  • The ceremony dates and times, as well as the programs scheduled in the list below, are subject to change. Be advised that all travel arrangements are made at your discretion. In the event that convocation must be rescheduled, any costs incurred for travel will not be covered by the University of Waterloo.
  • Registration to attend is mandatory for grads and their guests. Registration for Spring 2024 Convocation is now open.

Last updated: May 8, 2024

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024 | Faculty of Environment and Faculty of Health

10 a.m. - Faculty of Environment

Doctoral degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Geography
    • Global Governance
    • Planning
    • Social and Ecological Sustainability
    • Sustainability Management

Master's degrees

  • Master of Applied Environmental Studies (MAES)
  • Master of Arts (MA)
    • Geography
    • Global Governance
    • Planning
  • Master of Climate Change (MCC)
  • Master of Development Practice (MDP)
  • Master of Economic Development and Innovation (MEDI)
  • Master of Environment and Business (MEB)
  • Master of Environmental Studies (MES)
    • Geography
    • Planning
    • Social and Ecological Sustainability
    • Sustainability Management
  • Master of Planning (MPLAN)
  • Master of Science (MSc)
    • Geography

Graduate diplomas

  • Climate Risk Management
  • Planning

Undergraduate degrees

  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES)
    • Environment and Business
    • Environment, Resources and Sustainability
    • Geography and Aviation
    • Geography and Environmental Management
    • Geomatics
    • International Development
    • Planning
  • Bachelor of Knowledge Integration (BKI)

Undergraduate diplomas (post-degree/non-degree)

  • Ecological Restoration and Rehabilitation
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Excellence in Geographic Information Systems
  • Future Cities
  • Sustainability

2:30 p.m. - Faculty of Health

Doctoral degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Health Studies and Gerontology
    • Kinesiology
    • Kinesiology and Health Sciences
    • Recreation and Leisure Studies
    • Public Health and Health Sciences
    • Public Health and Health Systems

Master's degrees

  • Master of Arts (MA)
    • Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Master of Health Evaluation (MHE)
  • Master of Health Informatics (MHI)
  • Master of Kinesiology (MKin)
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Master of Science (MSc)
    • Kinesiology
    • Kinesiology and Health Sciences
    • Public Health and Health Sciences
    • Public Health and Health Systems
  • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Renison University College

Undergraduate degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
    • Recreation and Leisure Studies
    • Recreation and Sport Business
    • Therapeutic Recreation
    • Tourism Development
  • Bachelor of Public Health (BPH)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)
    • Health Sciences
    • Health Studies
    • Kinesiology

Undergraduate diplomas (post-degree/non-degree)

  • Gerontology
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Wednesday, June 12, 2024 | Faculty of Mathematics

10 a.m. - Faculty of Mathematics

Doctoral degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Computer Science

Master's degrees

  • Master of Mathematics (MMath)
    • Computer Science

Undergraduate degrees

  • Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS)
    • Computer Science
    • Data Science
  • Bachelor of Computing and Financial Management (BCFM)
  • Bachelor of Mathematics (BMath)
    • Computer Science
    • Note: Undergraduate students graduating with a double or joint honours will graduate at the ceremony of their first major (see unofficial transcript for order).
  • Note: Bachelor of Software Engineering (BSE) students are graduating with the Faculty of Engineering in 2024.

2:30 p.m. - Faculty of Mathematics

Doctoral degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Actuarial Science
    • Statistics

Master's degrees

  • Master of Actuarial Science (MActSc)
  • Master of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (MDSAI)
  • Master of Mathematics (MMath)
    • Actuarial Science
    • Biostatistics
    • Data Science
    • Statistics
  • Master of Quantitative Finance (MQF)

Undergraduate degrees

  • Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Computer Science double degree (BBA/BCS)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Mathematics double degree (BBA/BMath)
  • Bachelor of Mathematics (BMath)
    • Actuarial Science
    • Biostatistics
    • Data Science
    • Mathematics/Chartered Professional Accountancy
    • Mathematics/Financial Analysis and Risk Management
    • Statistics
    • Note: Undergraduate students graduating with a double or joint honours will graduate at the ceremony of their first major (see unofficial transcript for order).

6:30 p.m. - Faculty of Mathematics

Doctoral degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Combinatorics and Optimization
    • Pure Mathematics

Master's degrees

  • Master of Mathematics (MMath)
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Combinatorics and Optimization
    • Computational Mathematics
    • Pure Mathematics
  • Master of Mathematics for Teachers (MMT)

Undergraduate degrees

  • Bachelor of Mathematics (BMath)
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Combinatorics and Optimization
    • Computational Mathematics
    • Information Technology Management
    • Mathematical Economics
    • Mathematical Finance
    • Mathematical Optimization
    • Mathematical Physics
    • Mathematical Studies
    • Mathematics/Business Administration
    • Mathematics/Teaching
    • Pure Mathematics
    • Three-Year General Mathematics
    • Note: Undergraduate students graduating with a double or joint honours will graduate at the ceremony of their first major (see unofficial transcript for order).
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Thursday, June 13, 2024 | Faculty of Arts

10 a.m. - Faculty of Arts

Doctoral degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Applied Economics
    • English

Master's degrees

  • Master of Arts (MA)
    • Economics
    • English
    • Public Issues Anthropology
  • Master of Catholic Thought (MCT) - St. Jerome's University
  • Master of Digital Experience Innovation (MDEI)
  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
  • Master of Theological Studies (MTS) - Conrad Grebel University College

Graduate diplomas

  • Computational Data Analytics for the Social Sciences and Humanities

Undergraduate degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
    • Anthropology
    • Economics
    • English - Language and Literature
    • English - Literature
    • English - Literature and Rhetoric
    • English - Rhetoric, Media, and Professional Communication
    • Fine Arts
    • Mathematical Economics
    • Social Development Studies
    • Visual Culture
    • Note: Undergraduate students graduating with a double or joint honours will graduate at the ceremony of their first major (see unofficial transcript for order).
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) - all students registered at St. Jerome's University (all majors)
  • Bachelor of Global Business and Digital Arts (BGBDA)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) - Renison University College

Undergraduate diplomas (post-degree/non-degree)

  • Applied Language Studies
  • Arabic Language
  • Black Studies
  • Chinese Language
  • Church Music and Worship
  • Creative Writing
  • East Asian Studies
  • English for Multilingual Speakers
  • Fundamentals of Anti-Racist Communication
  • Health Humanities
  • Indigenous Entrepreneurship
  • Islam (Studies in)
  • Italian Language
  • Japanese Language
  • Korean Language
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies

2:30 p.m. - Faculty of Arts

Doctoral degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Applied Philosophy
    • French Studies
    • German
    • Global Governance
    • History
    • Philosophy
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Religious Studies
    • Sociology

Master's degrees

  • Master of Applied Science (MASc)
    • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    • Psychology - Developmental and Communication Science
  • Master of Arts (MA)
    • Classical Studies
    • French Studies
    • German
    • Global Governance
    • History
    • Intercultural German Studies
    • Philosophy
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Social and Legal Studies
    • Sociology
  • Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPACS)
  • Master of Public Service (MPS)

Undergraduate degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
    • Classical Studies
    • Classics
    • Communication Arts and Design Practice
    • Communication Studies
    • French
    • Gender and Social Justice
    • German
    • History
    • Legal Studies
    • Liberal Studies
    • Medieval Studies
    • Music
    • Peace and Conflict Studies
    • Philosophy
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Religious Studies
    • Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies
    • Sociology
    • Spanish
    • Theatre and Performance
    • Note: Undergraduate students graduating with a double or joint honours will graduate at the ceremony of their first major (see unofficial transcript for order).
    • Note: Students registered at St. Jerome's University should see the 10 a.m. ceremony.

Undergraduate diplomas (post-degree/non-degree)

  • Dutch Language
  • French Language
  • Gender and Social Justice
  • German Language
  • Human Resources Management
  • Latin American Studies
  • Spanish Language

6:30 p.m. - Faculty of Arts

Doctoral degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Accounting

Master's degrees

  • Master of Accounting (MAcc)
  • Master of Taxation (MTax)

Graduate diplomas

  • Taxation

Undergraduate degrees

  • Bachelor of Accounting and Financial Management (BAFM)
  • Note: Bachelor of Computing and Financial Management (BCFM) students are graduating with the Faculty of Mathematics in 2024.
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Friday, June 14, 2024 | Faculty of Science and Faculty of Engineering

10 a.m. - Faculty of Science

Doctoral degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Biology
    • Pharmacy
    • Vision Science

Master's degrees

  • Master of Pharmacy in Advanced Pharmacy Practice (MPharm)
  • Master of Science (MSc)
    • Biology
    • Pharmacy
    • Vision Science

Undergraduate degrees

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)
    • Biology
    • Biomedical Sciences
    • Biotechnology/Chartered Professional Accountancy
    • Biotechnology/Economics
    • General Science
    • Honours Science
    • Science and Business
  • Doctor of Optometry (OD)
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

2:30 p.m. - Faculty of Science

Doctoral degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Chemistry
    • Earth Sciences
    • Physics

Master's degrees

  • Master of Science (MSc)
    • Chemistry
    • Earth Sciences
    • Physics

Undergraduate degrees

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)
    • Biochemistry
    • Biological and Medical Physics
    • Chemical Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Earth Sciences
    • Environmental Sciences
    • Geochemistry
    • Life Physics
    • Materials and Nanosciences
    • Mathematical Physics
    • Medicinal Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Physics and Astronomy
    • Psychology (Science)
    • Science and Aviation

6:30 p.m. - Faculty of Engineering

Doctoral degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Master's degrees

  • Master of Applied Science (MASc)
    • Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
  • Master of Engineering (MENG)
    • Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Graduate diplomas

  • Design Engineering
  • Fire Safety

Undergraduate degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc)
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechatronics Engineering
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Saturday, June 15, 2024 | Faculty of Engineering

10 a.m. - Faculty of Engineering

Doctoral degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering

Master's degrees

  • Master of Applied Science (MASc)
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Master of Engineering (MENG)
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering

Graduate diplomas

  • Electric Power Engineering

Undergraduate degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc)
    • Computer Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering

2:30 p.m. - Faculty of Engineering

Doctoral degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Systems Design Engineering

Master's degrees

  • Master of Applied Science (MASc)
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Systems Design Engineering
  • Master of Engineering (MENG)
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Systems Design Engineering

Undergraduate degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc)
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Nanotechnology Engineering
    • Systems Design Engineering
  • Bachelor of Software Engineering (BSE)

6:30 p.m. - Faculty of Engineering

Doctoral degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Civil Engineering
    • Management Sciences

Master's degrees

  • Master of Applied Science (MASc)
    • Civil Engineering
    • Management Sciences
  • Master of Architecture (MArch)
  • Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET)
  • Master of Engineering (MENG)
    • Civil Engineering
  • Master of Management Sciences (MMSc)

Graduate diplomas

  • Business and Entrepreneurship

Undergraduate degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc)
    • Architectural Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Geological Engineering
    • Management Engineering
  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS)

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