Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

June 2019


Class of 2019, this is your moment.

You've each faced different moments on your way here, but today you share an incredible accomplishment as our newest Western Alumni. #purpleandproud

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for our grads & guests

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for the gowns to arrive

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1,2,3 Graduate

1. Plan Ahead

Graduates must be at their designated line up location with their regalia already picked up, no later than 1 hour and 15 minutes prior to their ceremony start time.

Morning graduates: By 8:45 a.m.

Afternoon graduates: By 1:45 p.m.

2. Leave Behind

Ask a guest to hold your belongings (phone, purse, children, backpack, snacks) or leave these items in your line up location - as you will not be return to the same seat once you cross the stage.

3. Line Up

When you get to your location, look for the sign that has your Faculty, degree group, and the initials of your last name.

During the week of your convocation, your designated line up location and row information will be available here.

Alumni Hall front doors open for guests 1 hour and 15 minutes prior to the ceremony start time. Guests should have their tickets with them (printed or available on a mobile device). For more information visit the Convocation website.

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Your Official Class of 2019 Pin

Graduates, your official class pins will be waiting for you in the Mustang Lounge after your convocation ceremony (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.). Welcome to the Western Alumni family 🎓💜

tag #purpleandproud

tag @westernuAlumni

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2019 grads

Our Convocation Stories

Anita Rooke

Award winner's education a long path to new experiences and perspectives

Anita Rooke’s journey to her degree was an interesting path that opened her eyes to new experiences and new perspectives. Rooke is graduating with an Honors Specialization in First Nations Studies, having completed her degree after more than a decade as a part-time student.

Megan DeWeerd

Celebrating the BMSc Class of 2019 with Megan DeWeerd

Glioblastoma multiforme. The aggressive brain cancer that ended Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie’s life, and a cancer that has significantly influenced Megan DeWeerd’s academic journey.

Cindos Barakat

Celebrating the Medicine Class of 2019 with Cindos Barakat

Reflecting on the past four years, Barakat has a hard time believing it will soon be over. On May 17, Barakat will cross the stage for her graduation and become a member of yet another family – the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University alumni family.

Safee Mian

Celebrating Convocation with PhD graduate Safee Mian

How many KFC chicken pieces should go in a lunchbox? What are the optimal routes for a commercial airline? How can a pet supply company boost dog food sales? Safee Mian, PhD Candidate, says you don’t need an MBA to tackle these questions; basic science has the answers too.

Ivey grad’s wheelchair start-up gets Londoners rolling

Megan MacKay had no desire to wait until after graduation to make her mark.

Grad offers a ‘Clew’ to future success

Udara Jayawardena, BSc’19 (Bioinformatics), gets straight to the point when you ask him what he does: “I write code, design things, and dabble in genomics.”

Music grad earns degree by degrees

Dawn McIntosh, now a Don Wright Faculty of Music alumna, graduated Monday on the Dean’s list after taking courses part-time for 15 years while her sons were in high school and university.

Rowing inspires recent grad’s business idea

After spending much of the past year testing innovative ways to keep her hair in check during workouts on the water, Nicole Baranowski is forgoing the casual-chic look during Convocation.

Western celebrates its 313th Convocation

Follow along every day as 19 distinguished individuals receive honorary degrees and the academic accomplishments of hundreds of students are celebrated as Western hosts its 313th Convocation.