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 convocation home page for more details.

Last updated: May 12, 2020


The crowd at the convocation reception

Main convocation reception

Graduates and their guests are invited to attend a reception in the Student Life Centre following each convocation ceremony.

Come celebrate your status as a Waterloo alumnus at the official convocation reception. Follow the red carpet to the Great Hall of the Student Life Centre and enjoy complimentary desserts and refreshments. No reservations required.

Other receptions

Faculties may hold other special events for their graduates. Please contact your faculty for this information.

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A live Twitter feed will be displayed before the ceremonies in the Physical Activities Complex and on the webcast.