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Heather Lagonia
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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 University of Waterloo Convocation ceremony, at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 11, 2017.
 
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.
 
The Graduation Ceremony is a celebration of our student's academic achievements and co-curricular achievements and commencing these milestones within their undergraduate career. This ceremony takes place within a Liturgy of the Word.
 
During the ceremony academic and university awards, and co-curricular records, are presented to our students. Academic Awards are presented to graduates who have obtained the highest honour within their program. Students who have made a significant contribution to the St. Jerome's University and the community will be presented with university awards.
 
Please be advised that the Graduation Ceremony is taking place at our partnered school Resurrection Catholic Secondary School.
 
Information for Graduating Students:
 
Confirmation of attendance is required by May 5, 2017.
If you participated in the 2017 Fall Convocation Ceremony, please select 2016 as your graduating class.
To ensure that your name is pronounced correctly, please complete the phonetics portion of the RSVP.
Eg. Name: Siobhan Fernendes - Phonetics Shuvonne Fernandes. If you prefer to be called by a different name, please include your preferred name in phonetics.
 
 
 
Arrival at Resurrection Catholic Secondary School
  • Graduating students should plan to arrive at Resurrection Catholic Secondary school by 1:30 p.m.
  • Upon arrival, please confirm your attendance with registration, near the main entrance. Following registration, graduates will receive ceremony information.
  • Following the ceremony a graduating class photo will be taken in the reception area.
  • A reception will follow the ceremony.
  • Academic robes should be returned to the academic procession area following the photo.
 
Alumni Ring
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Each graduating student that attends the ceremony will receive a University ring.
Rings are ordered through Retail Services at the University of Waterloo, in South Campus Hall. Ring sizing will be done at Retail Services.
To ensure rings arrive on time, it must be ordered by March 31, 2017. Any orders submitted after the date will arrive after the ceremony.
Rings are provided free of charge. Engraving is done at the graduate's expense.
Information for Parents
  • If parents and family should arrive by 2:15 p.m.
  • The ceremony will take place inside the Cafetorium at Resurrection Catholic Secondary School: 455 University Avenue West, Kitchener, ON N2N 3B9
  • Following the ceremony a graduating class photo will be taken in the reception area.
  • A reception will follow the ceremony.
  • Academic robes should be returned to the academic procession area following the photo.
Alumni Ring
  • Each graduating student that attends the ceremony will receive a University ring.
  • Rings are ordered through Retail Services at the University of Waterloo, in South Campus Hall. Ring sizing will be done at Retail Services.
  • To ensure rings arrive on time, it must be ordered by March 31, 2017. Any orders submitted after the date will arrive after the ceremony.
  • Rings are provided free of charge. Engraving is done at the graduate's expense.
University of Waterloo Convocation
Convocation is a special time to celebrate your achievements with your family and friends.
 
University of Waterloo hosts two convocations per year (spring and fall), in the Physical Activities Complex (PAC) on campus. Convocation involves a meeting of the whole University community at which symbols are displayed, participants wear special attire to emphasize their official roles, and speakers share their wisdom and the values that the University seeks to teach.
 
The highlight of convocation occurs when graduating students receive their academic hoods, are called to the stage by name and are presented with their official diplomas. Approximately 6,803 bachelor's degrees, 250 doctoral degrees, and 1,254 master's degrees are awarded each year.

 

 

*St. Jerome's University incorporates a liturgy of the word into its graduation cermemony in order to celebrate and honour all the ways in which our students have grown and developed during their years at University. In a liturgy of the word, students read passages from the Bible that are especially relevant to the meaning of graduation, and we offer prayers of gratitude for all that our students have accomplished over the course of their university life.