Faculty procession

Faculty member carrying the ceremonial mace down an aisle at convocation

Participation in the faculty procession

Faculty members, invited staff members and members of the Board of Governors and the Senate are invited to participate in convocation by taking part in the faculty procession, part of the academic procession for the ceremony. The faculty procession follows the student procession and precedes the Chancellor's procession.  Members of the faculty procession will sit on stage during the ceremony, space permitting.  To register, please click the button and complete the faculty procession registration form. 

Registration to participate in the faculty procession for fall 2019 convocation will open in late August. If you have any questions, please email convocation@uwaterloo.ca.


Due to limited inventory, the convocation team is unable to provide gowns for members of the faculty procession.  Faculty procession participants may arrange to rent black gowns through W Store

Advance gown rental will be open from August 1, 2019 at 10am - October 14, 2019 at 5pm. 

Where to queue for the faculty procession

Members of the faculty procession will meet in the robing room in the Physical Activities Complex (PAC), room 2021. Participants should arrive in the PAC robing room by 9:30 a.m. (morning ceremony), 2:00 p.m. (afternoon ceremony), or 6:00 p.m. (evening ceremony). Faculty procession participants will line up for the procession under the direction of the academic procession marshal.