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Congratulations, you've almost completed your graduate degree at Laurier!

Convocation ceremonies take place in June (spring ceremonies) and October (fall ceremonies). Additional information on our convocation ceremonies including our guide to graduation can be found in the convocation section.

Use this guide to learn more about this last step in your academic career and how to prepare for graduation and convocation.

Frequently Asked Questions 

What happens if I apply to graduate, but I don't complete all the requirements by the deadline?

See the Graduate Academic CalendarYour graduation application will be postponed until the next convocation cycle (Fall 2023). You do not need to re-apply to graduate in the next cycle.

I’m not interested in being considered for the medal competition, so what is the latest that I can finish all degree requirements (including any approved extension to complete coursework) and still graduate this spring?

All degree requirements must be completed (including receipt in the FGPS of post-defense paperwork and to your professor, any remaining coursework for which you have an approved extension) by May 12, 2023. If you complete your degree requirements after May 12, 2023, you will be ineligible to graduate in spring 2023.

I am graduating this spring and took a course at another university; will my grade arrive in time to meet Laurier’s deadline?

We are not able to guarantee receipt of grades expected from other institutions. You are encouraged to connect with your instructor(s) at your host institution to advise them that you are expecting to graduate, pending successful completion of the course(s). You may also need to arrange for the submission to the FGPS of an official transcript (joint program students exempted).

My graduate program is in Brantford, and my convocation dates are different from Waterloo campus programs. Do these dates apply to me?

Yes, these dates apply to all graduate students who are expecting to graduate this spring.