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 three ceremonies to accommodate all of our graduating students; they begin at 10:00am, 2:30pm, and 6:30pm. 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.


Be the class Valedictorian

Represent your class at Convocation this June! Each year, up to three (one per ceremony) Valedictorians will be elected by the Valedictorian Selection Committee. Nominations are currently open and due on Sunday, March 10th, 2024 by 11:59pm. To submit, email the nomination form and brief summary to

Sit on the Valedictorian Selection Committee

Have your say in choosing your class Valedictorian by applying to participate on the Selection Committee. Applications are currently open and due on Sunday, March 10th at 11:59pm. To apply, email your interest to

J. Alan George Leadership Award

This award is presented each year to a graduating student who made a positive contribution to the Faculty of Math and/or campus wide community during their time as an undergraduate student. Nominations are now open and due on Sunday, March 10th at 11:59pm. To nominate yourself or a peer, email the nomination form and required documents to

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.