CONVOCATION

Update COVID-19

As the University of Waterloo responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, the well-being of our students, their families, and our campus community is our top priority. It is with great disappointment that we will not be holding any in-person ceremonies in June 2020. These are extraordinary times, and we do not make this decision lightly. Please refer to the official announcement from President Hamdullahpur for more details. We look forward to celebrating with you, when it is safe to do so. We will do all that we can to provide you with more information as soon as it is available.

We want to assure you, a full refund will be issued to all graduates for gown rental. The rental company, Gaspard, will reach out to you with communications about the refund. You will not need to make any formal request directly. We appreciate your patience, as it make take some time for this transaction to be processed.

Still have Convocation Questions?

For frequently asked questions about convocation, such as ceremony dates, times, and parking, visit https://uwaterloo.ca/convocation/.

Grad Rings (UWaterloo)

Celebrate your achievement with a distinguished symbol of your UWaterloo pride - a school ring. You can order your ring on convocation day at the SLC (Student Life Centre), near the food court. We also take orders all year long. Visit the jewellery counter inside the W Store, Gifts + Apparel in South Campus Hall to see our selection. Please note, rings are custom made and take approximately 10 weeks for delivery. For more information contact wstore@uwaterloo.ca.

Purchase of Degree Hoods

Please contact the W Store Gifts + Apparel via email wstore@uwaterloo.ca .
Please state the degree you have and a link can be sent to you to purchase it via our secure website.
Alternatively you can come into the store to purchase, however 3 business days’ notice is required to ensure we have the one you require in stock, please email request for pick up.

Purchase of Diploma Frames

Showcase your diploma and portrait in an official Waterloo frame, available for order through the Office of Advancement.



Regalia rental services are currently unavailable until physical W Store locations reopen to the public

To purchase a black convocation gown, please contact www.gaspard.ca
To purchase the full PhD regalia, please contact www.harcourts.com

Gown & degree hood rentals outside of Convocation

Rental times and rates are as follows, for renting UWaterloo regalia outside of the Convocation period.
Please note: Rentals are not available 2 weeks before and after Convocation as all regalia is reserved for graduating students and is then sent for cleaning.

Undergraduate & graduate regalia

Rental time: 1-3 days, after 4 days the deposit is forfeited.
The rental fee is $ 55.00 and rental days do not include days when W Store Gifts + Apparel is closed.
A deposit of $75.00 is required and when you return within the 3 days you will receive $20.00 cash back.

PhD graduate regalia

Rental time: 1-3 days, after 4 days the deposit is forfeited.
The rental fee is $75.00 and rental days do not include days when W Store Gifts + Apparel is closed.
A deposit of $150.00 is required and when you return within the 3 days you will received $75.00 cash back.