Convocation Dates

Students must attend the ceremony assigned to their Faculty.

Arrival Times

  • The doors to FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place) open at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. respectively. Graduands are asked to arrive at the  Studio entrance on Summers Lane prior to 8:30 am (morning ceremony) and 1:30 p.m. (afternoon ceremony).
  • The morning ceremonies begin at 9:30 a.m. and the afternoon ceremonies begin at 2:30 p.m.
  • Announcements for graduands start approximately 25 minutes before each ceremony, and the graduand procession will enter the Great Hall 15 minutes before the start of each ceremony.
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Spring 2017 Convocation Ceremonies

Undergraduate students should consult the 2017 Spring Convocation- Undergraduate Program Divisions Across Ceremonies document and graduate students (master’s, Ph.D.) should consult 2017 Spring Convocation-Division of Programs Across Ceremonies (Graduate Studies) for a breakdown of programs across the ceremonies.

Please note that the May 2017 Faculty of Health Sciences ceremony will take place on Thursday May 25, 2017. In the past, this ceremony took place on a Friday.

Date Faculty
 Tuesday, May 23, 2017 McMaster Divinity College
Thursday, May 25, 2017
  •  2:30 p.m.: Faculty of Health Sciences (Excluding Nursing)
Monday, June 12, 2017
  • 2:30 pm: Faculty of Business/DeGroote School of Business
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
  • 9:30 am: School of Nursing, Medical Radiation Sciences Program
  • 2:30 pm: Faculty of Humanities, Arts & Science Program
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
  • 9:30 am, 2:30 pm: Faculty of Social Sciences
Thursday, June 15, 2017
  • 9:30 am, 2:30 pm: Faculty of Science
Friday, June 16, 2017
  • 9:30 am, 2:30 pm: Faculty of Engineering

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Graduating Spring 2017?  Please complete the Graduation Information Centre online form to confirm attendance,  or to request mailing/pick-up of your diploma.

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