Ceremonies are held in the main gymnasium of the Physical Activities Complex (PAC) at the University of Waterloo campus. All graduands and guests will enter from the PAC East entrance. Graduands will be directed to pick-up their gowns at the graduate check-in located in Studio 1 in the Student Life Centre (SLC) expansion. Receptions following the ceremonies will be held on the BMH Green.
On-campus parking is free in lots M, R, N and X during convocation; permits are not required for convocation guests. Signs will be posted one to two weeks before convocation and every effort will be made to direct guests to parking areas as close as possible to the site of the ceremony.
Note: Parking is not available close to the building. Guests with mobility concerns can be dropped off at the entrance of the Student Life Centre expansion by entering William Tutte Way off of Ring Road. The closest parking lot is over 200m away.
Information for drivers of electric cars can be found here.
Washroom facilities are located on the second floor of the PAC. Accessible washrooms are located at the east entrance of PAC, room 2109A on the second floor and room 1906 on the first floor.
Exiting the main gymnasium
Participants will leave the main gymnasium down the centre aisle in the following order:
- Platform party (the chancellor, the president, and the faculty procession)
- Graduates (in the same order as they entered)
- General audience
We share the air
The University of Waterloo is a scent-free environment. Please avoid the use of perfume, scented hairspray, cologne and other scented products. Scented products can aggravate health problems for some people, especially those with asthma, allergies and other medical conditions.