Path to graduation

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Congratulations, let's get ready to graduate! 

You’re about to join a prestigious network of more than 40,000 Waterloo Math alumni around the world and you should be proud of that. This will be the culmination of years of hard work, passion, and commitment and we can hardly wait to celebrate this achievement with you!

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The University of Waterloo community gathers in June and October each year to celebrate the awarding of degrees at convocation. Ceremonies for Faculty of Mathematics graduating students are held in the main gymnasium of the Physical Activities Complex (PAC). In June, we hold two ceremonies to accommodate all of our graduating students; they begin at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm. In October, Math Faculty convocation ceremonies usually take place at 2:30 pm only.

Don't forget your graduation checklist!

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Verify your degree requirements.

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Fill out your Application to Graduate form by the deadline date.

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Check your unofficial transcript on Quest to ensure you have been recommended to graduate in the “Degrees Awarded” section.

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Clear any outstanding fees on your student account, including parking and library fines, by June 1st for spring convocation and October 1st for fall convocation. Your diploma and transcript will be withheld if you have any outstanding fees.

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Confirm your mailing address, home address, and email addresses on Quest by May 1st for spring convocation and September 1st for fall convocation. This step ensures you receive your convocation invitation and information regarding tax receipts.

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Visit the Graduation and Convocation page to ensure you have completed all required steps.


For more information, visit the convocation website.


Mathematics Graduation Committee

Looking to get involved with your graduating class?

Consider taking part in the Mathematics Graduation Committee. The MGC organizes events for graduating students in the Mathematics Faculty such as the Math Grad Ball.


Be the class Valedictorian

Represent your class at Convocation this June!

Nominations must be submitted by Friday, March 17, 2023 by 5:00 pm. Email your nomination forms to and hand-deliver the form and pdf copy of the qualification summary to the MGC mailbox located in the MathSoc Office (MC 3038).


Nominate a classmate

Recognize a classmate who has made a positive contribution to the Faculty of Mathematics by nominating them for the J. Alan George Leadership Award. 

Nominations must be submitted by Friday, March 17, 2023 by 11:59 pm. Email your nomination forms to