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Wilfrid Laurier University Convocation
April 23, 2014
Canadian Excellence

Information for Family & Friends

Parking will be available on-campus free of charge for visitors during convocation.


Guest Seating:


 Due to high numbers of graduating students, the following ceremonies will require tickets for guest seating;

  • June 10, 2014, 9:30 a.m. - Faculty of Science,  Biology & Psychology
  • June 10, 2014, 2:00 p.m. - Faculty of Science
  • June 13, 2014, 9:30 a.m. - School of Business & Economics, BBA 

Graduating students attending the June 10th, 9:30 a.m. or June 13th, 9:30 a.m. ceremonies will automatically be granted THREE tickets, with an opportunity to request an additional TWO tickets.

Graduating students attending the June 10th, 2:00 p.m. ceremony will automatically be granted FOUR tickets, with an opportunity to request an additional TWO tickets. 

The additional tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The number of additional tickets can vary from the opening date until the graduation ceremony. Unused tickets will be managed electronically through the ticketing website. For example, when a student requests two tickets, the unused third ticket is automatically added to the pool of available additional tickets. 

The procedure for obtaining the tickets will be as follows:

  • On May 16th, an email will be sent to the graduating students' Laurier email accounts indicating that tickets are available, with a link to the ticketing website
  • Students will log in using their Laurier ID, select the number of tickets they require and be given the opportunity to request additional tickets
  • Tickets will be sent to the students via email and will be required in printed form or viewable on a smart phone the day of the ceremony for guests to enter the Athletic Complex 

Please note, tickets are for attending guests only, graduates DO NOT require a guest ticket. Also, there will be a live streaming of the graduation ceremony. Guests without tickets may watch online from home or in the overflow room on campus.

Kindly direct your questions about guest tickets to;

Faculty of Science - Dr. Colleen Loomis, Associate Dean, Student Services,

School of Business & Economics - Kate Tippin, Director of Marketing & Communications,

Seating for all other ceremonies will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please direct any questions to Sondra Schwartz,


Accessibility and Special Needs Seating:

To request accessibility seating please fill out the online form by clicking here.


Flowers will be available for purchase at the Athletic Complex.

Photographer at Convocation:

A photographer from GradImages will be taking on-stage photos of all graduates.  Proofs will be sent to the graduates home address.  Visit or call 1-800-424-3686 to order pictures.  There will be a designated area closer to the stage for family and friends to take photographs.


Receptions will be held for each ceremony.  Graduates, family and friends are all encouraged to attend. All receptions will be immediately following the ceremony unless otherwise noted.  Locations will be posted several weeks before the ceremonies.

Degree/Diploma Frames:

Frames may be pre-ordered or purchased the day of convocation.  For more information please click here

Memorabilia and Gifts:

Giftware, grad rings and Laurier clothing can be purchased through the Bookstore.  Rings and Giftware will also be available for sale at convocation.

Hotel Accommodations:

Guests who are coming from out of town to participate in the Convocation ceremony may visit the City of Waterloo Accommodations site to choose from their preferred accommodations type.