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Wilfrid Laurier University University Secretariat
November 29, 2015

Canadian Excellence


Convocation is the most solemn ceremony within the university community. Since their beginnings in the Middle Ages, universities have performed this ceremony in order to grant degrees to their students and also to welcome those students into the community of scholars which has trained them.

The conferring of the degree takes place at the moment when the student is greeted by the Chancellor or the President, or other conferring officers of the university, and the officer says "I admit you."

Complete information regarding convocation is available on the Convocation web page.