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Wilfrid Laurier University Convocation
January 31, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Information for Family & Friends

Please click here for the complete ceremony breakdown.


Parking will be available free of charge at Wilfrid Laurier University, 75 University Avenue West for the Waterloo campus ceremonies, however space will be limited. Carpooling is recommended.

Guest Seating:

The doors will open one hour prior to the ceremony start time for guests to select their seats.

Accessibility Seating:

To request accessible seating, please click here and complete the online form. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Siobhan Bhagwat via or (519) 884 0710 ext 3139.


An electronic copy of the program can be found here.

Degree/Diploma Frames

Frames may be pre-ordered or purchased on the day of Convocation. For more information, click here. Proceeds on frames purchased the day-of help to support student programming and events. During and after the ceremonies volunteers from the Student Alumni Association will be present offering complimentary degree framing on site. Please direct any questions to

Memorabilia and Gifts

Giftware, grad rings and Laurier clothing can be purchased through the Bookstore. Rings, flowers and other memborabilia will also be available for purchase at Convocation.

Photographer at Convocation:

A photographer from GradImages will be taking on-stage photos of all the graduates. Grads will receive and email link to view and purchase proofs. There will be a designated area for family and friends to take photographs.


Receptions will be held following each ceremony. Graduates, family and friends are all encouraged to attend. The locations for the receptions will be posted closer to the ceremony dates.

Hotel Accommodations:

Guests who are coming from out of town to participate in the Convocation ceremonies may access the Laurier Convocation rate at the Delta Hotel here.

To see other accommodation options please visit the Waterloo Region Where to Stay page.