The University of Waterloo welcomes special guests, family and friends to celebrate the academic achievements of more than 6,500 graduates who will be receiving degrees this week at convocation ceremonies.

Graduating students will receive their academic hoods and be presented with their official diplomas in ceremonies that take place from June 12 to 16.

Honorary doctorates, distinguished professor emeriti, and honorary members will also be recognized. Through the conferring of honorary degrees, the University recognizes outstanding achievement, whether academic or through service to society. A full list of the honorees’ names and their accomplishments is available online.

President congratulating a student

President Feridun Hamdullahpur congratulating a student on their success.

The ceremonies will take place in the main gymnasium of the Physical Activities Complex (PAC) on the main campus. There will be three ceremonies most days at 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The convocation ceremonies will begin with students from the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and the Faculty of Environment on Tuesday. The Faculty of Arts convocation ceremonies will take place on Wednesday; the Faculty of Science will honour graduates on Thursday and the Faculty of Mathematics ceremonies will take place on Friday. Faculty of Engineering students will graduate in three ceremonies on Saturday.

The complete ceremony schedule is available online. Congratulations to all graduates and their families for their hard work and accomplishments.