No, if you do not attend the ceremony, you may pick up your degree/diploma at the Registrar's office or make arrangement to have it mailed after the ceremony. For more information regarding collecting your degree after the ceremony please visit here.
Due to the number of students graduating, the below ceremonies will require guest tickets:
June 9th, 9:30 a.m.
June 9th, 2:00 p.m.
June 12th, 9:30 a.m.
Online registration for Spring Convocation guest tickets will open in May.
Each student will be granted THREE guest tickets with the opportunity to request TWO more in May. Requests for additional tickets will be processed in the order received. Please note that graduates do not require a ticket to attend the ceremony.
It is imperative that you check your mylaurier e-mail regularly in May so that you receive timely information regarding the ticketing process. Guests without tickets may watch the ceremony online or in the overflow room on campus.
Kindly direct questions about guest tickets to:
School of Business & Economics - Kate Tippin | firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty of Science - Julie Pong | email@example.com
Ensure you have met all your course, program and GPA requirements. Consult with your academic advisor as needed. After you apply, continue to check LORIS to find out the status of your application.
Each ceremony will vary slightly depending on the number of graduates, but they tend to last for approximately 90-150 minutes long.
Gowns and hoods will be available to rent Bricker Academic Building in Waterloo and the RAC in Brantford.
Undergraduate and Masters degree candidates do not require to pre-book their graduation gowns and hoods but there will be a $25 rental fee at the time of pickup.
PhD and DMinn candidates will need to order their Academic regalia through the bookstore a minimum of 6 weeks prior to the ceremony. A non-refundable $115 rental fee is required at the time of pickup.
We ask that you arrive an hour prior to ceremony start time to allow time for the gown rental process.
If you have further questions about gown rental, click here or contact the Laurier bookstore at 519-884-0710 ext. 3237.
Khaleel Hosein - For questions regarding your graduation application or status in Faculty of Arts or Graduate Studies
Sarah Wong - For questions regarding your graduation application or status in Faculty of Music, Science, SBE, Education, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences and Faculty of Liberal Arts