Spring 2024 Convocation: What you need to know

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The hard work, accomplishments and resilience of our Spring 2024 graduates will be celebrated at Faculty ceremonies and graduation celebration events taking place throughout May and June.  

In addition to degrees being conferred, the Spring convocation will see award winners and honorary degree recipients recognized. 

When and where 

Please see the schedule below for the 11 Spring Faculty convocation ceremonies.  

All Faculty Convocation ceremonies will take place at FirstOntario Concert Hall (1 Summers Lane) in downtown Hamilton. 

Doors open 1.5 hours before the start of the ceremony and ceremonies are approximately two hours. Graduands are asked to arrive one hour before their ceremony. 

Faculty/program   Date and time 
Faculty of Health Sciences  Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 2:30pm 
School of Nursing   Thursday, May 23, 2024, 9:30am  
Arts & Science Program & Faculty of Humanities  Monday, June 10, 2024, 2:30pm  
Faculty of Engineering   Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 9:30am 
Faculty of Engineering   Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 2:30pm 
Faculty of Social Sciences   Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 9:30am  
Faculty of Science  Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 2:30pm 
Faculty of Science  Thursday, June 13, 2024, 9:30am  
Faculty of Science  Thursday, June 13, 2024, 2:30pm 
DeGroote School of Business  Friday, June 14, 2024, 9:30am  
DeGroote School of Business  Friday, June 14, 2024, 2:30pm  


All graduands are entitled to two guest tickets. 

A live stream of each ceremony will be available if you or your guests cannot attend in-person. 

Graduation Celebration Events 

Please see the schedule for the Spring 2024 graduation celebration events:  

Event  Date  Location 
Black Excellence Graduation Celebration  Thursday, May 23, 2024, 2:30pm  FirstOntario Concert Hall  

1 Summers Lane, Hamilton ON  

Indigenous Graduation Celebration   Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 5:00pm  L.R. Wilson Concert Hall 

McMaster’s main campus  

For more information on graduation celebration events, click here 

Other information 

For more information on parchment or digital diplomas, click here. 

For more details, including information on parking, click here.  

Don’t forget to follow @macstudentservices on Instagram to keep on top of convocation updates. If you have questions about your eligibility to graduate, please contact your Faculty Office.

Click here for stories, videos and highlights from Spring 2024 convocation ceremonies and celebration events

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