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Graduation Ceremony
A time of completion. A time of celebration. St. Jerome’s University honours our graduates at a special Graduation Ceremony that takes place prior to the Spring 2018 University of Waterloo Convocation ceremony. For Spring 2018 Convocation information, please visit the University of Waterloo's Convocation page.
 
All graduates that are part of our community are invited to attend - those that are academically registered through St. Jerome's University, those that have lived in our residence, and those that play an active role within our community.
 
At this event, our students’ academic and co-curricular achievements will be celebrated. Academic awards, university awards, community awards, and our university’s highest student honour — the Zach Ralston Award — are presented. Robed in traditional academic gowns, our students will receive a distinctive university ring — a symbol of the circles of connection stretching back to the promises made in the first-year Orientation and Investiture Ceremony, and forward to the ways in which our students will act as agents of profound transformation in our world.
 
The presentation of rings and awards takes place within the context of a Christian practice called the Liturgy of the Word, in which there are readings from the Judeo-Christian scriptures that invite us to reflect on how the privilege of education calls us to shared social responsibility.
A Catholic institution like St. Jerome’s University is part of the Catholic intellectual tradition, a 2000-year conversation that engages the critical questions of a given time and place, opens itself to all sources of wisdom, welcomes all who want to cultivate their hearts and minds, and educates people to become responsible citizens in the world.
 

Save the date:

2018 SJU Graduation Ceremony

Sunday, June 10th, 2018 | 2:30 p.m.

Theatre of the Arts -  Modern Languages Building,

University of Waterloo.

 

Reception to follow at St. Jerome's University in the Academic Centre Atrium.

 

 

INFORMATION FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS

RSVP

  • Online registration through the online system, Ticketfi, is required for this event. Registration opens Monday, March 26 and is available online.  Confirmation of your attendance and your guests at this event is required by Friday, May 18, 2018.
  • Space is limited for this event to three (3) guests per graduating student.
  • Additional tickets may be requested through ticketfi, and will be dependent upon availability. Graduating students who request additional tickets will be contacted with confirmation by May 25, 2018.

 

SJU Ring

  • Each graduating student will receive an SJU Ring as a congratulatory gift from St. Jerome’s University.
  • To size and order your ring, please visit the UW bookstore.
  • To receive your ring at the Graduation Ceremony, please visit the bookstore and order prior to Friday, April 6.
  • Any rings not ordered in time to have ready for the ceremony will be made available to students thereafter.  

 

Arrival and Parking

  • All students should plan to arrive to campus by 1:30 p.m. and proceed to the St. Jerome’s Vanstone Lecture Hall in the Academic Centre for registration, gown pick-up, and further instructions.
  • Parking is available in University of Waterloo paid lots C and H ($5 for the day) for graduating students and their guests.
  • Academic gowns will be provided to graduating students for the ceremony.

 

Personal Belongings

  • Students are asked to leave flowers, purses, phones, backpacks or other personal items with guests before going to the St. Jerome’s Community Centre as they are not permitted to be carried into the Ceremony.

 

Photography

  • A professional photographer will be present during and following the event to capture the ceremony and family photos in the Academic Centre. A class photo and individual House photos will also be taken following the ceremony. Photos will be provided to all students for their own use following the ceremony. Information regarding access to these photos will be sent to your uwaterloo.ca email address.

 

Reception

  • Students and guests attending the Graduation Ceremony will process as a class back to St. Jerome’s University following the ceremony. Once gowns have been returned, you are welcome to connect with your guests and attend the reception taking place in the Academic Centre at St. Jerome’s University.

 

Please Note

  • Please note: Registering for the Graduation Ceremony via Ticketfi is not confirmation of your completion of studies and graduation. It is the responsibility of each student to submit their intent to graduate form and confirm their eligibility to graduate. Please connect with your Academic Advisor if you have questions. 
INFORMATION FOR GUESTS:

RSVP

  • Graduating students are welcome to register your participation for this event through our online ticketing system, Ticketfi.
  • Space is limited for this event to three (3) guests per graduating student.
  • Additional tickets may be requested through ticketfi, and will be dependent upon availability. Graduating students who request additional tickets will be contacted through email with confirmation by May 25th, 2018.

 

Arrival and Parking

  • Guests are asked to arrive on campus by 1:30 p.m. and go directly to the Theatre of the Arts, Modern Languages Building, located on the University of Waterloo campus. Doors to the Theatre will open to begin seating shortly before 2:00 p.m.
  • Parking is available on campus at the University of Waterloo. Parking is available in Lot H (located directly in front of Hagey Hall, and near the Theatre of the Arts) or in Lot C (located across the street from University Avenue).
  • Parking is $5 per entry.

 

Photography

  • A professional photographer will be present during and following the event to capture the ceremony and family photos. A class photo and individual House photos will also be taken following the ceremony.  Information regarding access to these photos will be sent to your student’s uwaterloo.ca email address.

 

Reception