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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 2019 University of Waterloo Convocation ceremony. For Spring 2019 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, this ceremony celebrates the completion of the journey that began with the first-year Orientation and Investiture Ceremony, and looks forward to the ways in which our students will act as agents of profound transformation in our world.
 
This celebration 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:

2019 SJU Graduation Ceremony

Sunday, June 9th, 2019 | 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

  • Registration opens Monday, March 25, 2019 and is available online. Confirmation of your attendance and your guests at this event is required by Friday, May 17, 2019.
  • Space is limited for this event to three (3) guests per graduating student.
  • Additional tickets may be requested when registering, and will be dependent upon availability. Graduating students who request additional tickets will be contacted with confirmation by May 24, 2019.

 

SJU Ring

  • Graduates are welcome to order and purchase a SJU Ring from the W Store in South Campus Hall.
  • Anyone who began their degree prior to 2019 will also have the opportunity to be fully reimbursed for this purchase by the university. If you are interested in this, and are graduating this year, please bring a hard copy of your receipt from your ring purchase, and a void cheque - if you have one - to the staff at our main entry reception in Sweeney Hall by Friday, April 12, 2019. We will not be able to cover the costs for any rings if documentation is received after this date.
  • Rings will no longer be presented at the Graduation Ceremony. Students are responsible for picking up rings purchased from the W Store.

 

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 will 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.

 

Connection to UW Convocation

  • This ceremony does not replace the convocation ceremony at UW where ALL students, including those co-registered at St. Jerome’s University, will be conferred and receive their University of Waterloo Degree. Please visit this webpage to find more information about convocation ceremonies taking place in Spring of 2019.
  • Please note: Registering for the Graduation Ceremony online 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.
  • Space is limited for this event to three (3) guests per graduating student.
  • Additional tickets may be requested when registering, and will be dependent upon availability. Graduating students who request additional tickets will be contacted through email with confirmation by May 24, 2019.

 

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 will be taken following the ceremony.  Information regarding access to these photos will be sent to your student’s uwaterloo.ca email address.

 

Reception