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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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, please view the chart below and attend the ceremony for your Faculty. The full convocation schedule for undergraduate programs can be found here.
  • Graduate students, click here for the list of convocation ceremonies by graduate programs.


Spring 2019 Ceremony Dates:


Date Faculty
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
  • 8 pm: McMaster Divinity College
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
  • 2:30 pm: Faculty of Health Sciences, Nursing
Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • 2:30 pm: Faculty of Health Sciences
Monday, June 10, 2019
  • 2:30 pm: Faculty of Humanities and the Arts & Science Program
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
  • 9:30 am and 2:30 pm: DeGroote School of Business
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
  • 9:30 am and 2:30 pm: Faculty of Social Sciences
Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • 9:30 am and 2:30 pm: Faculty of Science
Friday, June 14, 2019
  • 9:30 am and 2:30 pm: Faculty of Engineering