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Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo Convocation
May 27, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Information for Family & Friends

Planning Your Day

Spring Convocation 2015 Waterloo campus ceremonies will take place from June 8th - 12th.

Confirm with your graduate the date and time of their ceremony.

All ceremonies will be hosted in the Athletic Complex on the Waterloo campus.

If needed, please request accessible seating and parking for the ceremony. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at or 519.884.0710 ext. 3139

If you are from out of town, the Waterloo Region's Where To Stay page has a list of available accommodations for you to explore
Arriving at the Ceremony

Parking will be available free of charge at Wilfrid Laurier University, though we do recommend carpooling as space will be limited.

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

If applicable, guests will be required to show their tickets in order to enter. Please confirm with your graduate if their ceremony requires tickets.

Photographs at the Ceremony

There will be a designated area for family and friends to take photographs.

A photographer from GradImages will be taking on-stage photos of all the graduates. Grads will receive an e-mail link to view and purchase proofs within a month of the ceremony.

Candid photos from the ceremonies will be accessible on our Flickr page in late June.

Convocation is a public event and photographers will be taking photos. By entering this area, you consent to having your photograph taken. Event photos and video may be used in print or online communications, including the Laurier website. If you would not like to have your photograph taken, please inform the photographer. If you have any questions, please contact Ceremonies and Events at

Gifts for your Grad

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

Rings, flowers, and other memorabilia will be available for purchase at Convocation in front of the Athletic Complex. Gifts can also be purchased through the Bookstore.

After the Ceremony

Receptions will be held following each ceremony, unless otherwise noted, for students and their guests to enjoy light refreshmentsand celebrate their time at Laurier.

Faculty of Science - Science Atrium

Faculty of Arts - Science Atrium

School of Business & Economics - KPMG Atrium

Faculty of Social Work - 120 Duke Street, West, Kitchener (hosted prior to the ceremony)

Faculty of Music - To be Determined

Faculty of Education - To be Determined