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.
  • For additional details, please visit the Quick Links Menu on this page.

For additional information about preparing to Graduate and the Convocation ceremonies, check the details under the Quick Links Menu.

What ceremony should you attend?

  • Undergraduate students, click here for Convocation Ceremonies by Undergraduate Program list.
  • Graduate students, click here for the Convocation Ceremonies by Graduate Program list.
Date Faculty
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
  • McMaster Divinity College
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
  • 2:30 p.m.: School of Nursing
Thursday, May 24, 2018
  • 2:30 p.m.: Faculty of Health Sciences (Excluding Nursing)
Monday, June 11, 2018
  • 2:30 p.m.: Faculty of Humanities, Arts & Science Program
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
  • 9:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.: DeGroote School of Business
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
  • 9:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.: Faculty of Social Sciences
Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • 9:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.: Faculty of Science (including Medical Radiation Sciences)
Friday, June 15, 2018
  • 9:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.: Faculty of Engineering