Convocation and Graduation

Your #forevergolden Moment

Graduation is the golden moment you've been working towards during your time at Laurier.

Graduation refers to successfully completing the degree/diploma requirements of your program.  Convocation is a ceremony at which graduates are celebrated. It is a ceremony to celebrate the completion of your hard work and an opportunity to celebrate your success with your friends and family. 

You are required to apply to graduate regardless of whether you intend to participate in the scheduled ceremony events. 

Fall 2024 Ceremonies

Laurier will host fall 2024 convocation ceremonies
October 17 - 18 in Waterloo and October 29 in Brantford

Find Your Ceremony Details

Your Guide to Graduation

You must apply to graduate regardless of whether you intend to participate in the scheduled ceremony event.

Step One:
Apply to Graduate

Once you apply to graduate, you'll be sent further information about the scheduled ceremony event.

Step Two:
Stay Connected

Frequently check your mylaurier inbox for important information from the Graduation and Convocation Planning Team for your next steps. You'll receive an invite to your ceremony and instructions on how to claim tickets. You can also consult our Convocation ceremony checklist.

Step Three:
Receive your Degree

Degrees are presented at your convocation ceremony or available after convocation.

Be Our Guest

Find all you need to know about being a guest at convocation, such as ceremony locations, where to park and how to obtain tickets on our guest information page.

If you cannot attend the ceremony in person, you can stream the ceremony on Laurier Live.

guests outside Lazaridis Hall


Yearbook and Class Composite photos are managed by WLU Student Publications. Please contact them directly with inquiries

Candid ceremony photography will be posted here in the days following the ceremony.

Not all ceremonies will have a photographer present for candid photos. Graduates and guests are encouraged to attend the post ceremony reception and utilize one of the many photo displays provided to capture the special day.  


Connect with Us

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Looking Ahead

Our spring 2025 convocation ceremonies will take place June 3 in Brantford and June 9-13 in Waterloo. 

Students who have applied to graduate can expect an invitation to their email during early spring 2025 for their ceremony.