May 26, 2016
Toronto, ON – More than 18,000 of the world’s newest great minds are set to graduate from the University of Toronto, Canada’s top internationally-ranked university, this year — 13,500 alone during spring convocation, running May 31 to June 16.
Among those expected to cross the stage at Convocation Hall are: three Rhodes scholars, dental surgeons, architects, musicians and opera singers, pharmacists, philosophers, medical doctors, lawyers and engineers.
They will be joined by 10 honorary degree recipients representing the best in their fields, such as Dick Pound, founding president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA); international mathematical superstar Professor Manjul Bhargava and Toronto International Film Festival CEO Piers Handling.
As they cross the stage to receive their diplomas at the historic Convocation Hall, they will be cheered on by more than 28,000 family and friends who have come to Toronto from all corners of the globe to celebrate their accomplishments.
For the full schedule of #UofTGrad16 convocation ceremonies, visit convocation.utoronto.ca/events.
“The University of Toronto is incredibly proud of our newest graduates — the class of 2016! They are more than 18,000 strong from 161 countries, countless communities across Ontario and Canada. They are ready to take on the world’s biggest challenges,” said U of T president Meric Gertler.
“We’d also like to recognize and thank the communities of the GTA for embracing our graduates while providing them with a dynamic, diverse and friendly home during their studies at U of T. You’ve helped build their experiences and shape their world view. Now, they’ll have the opportunity to build up our communities and cities around the world with what they’ve learned here.”
In total, 25 ceremonies will be held over 13 days at Convocation Hall — where all U of T convocations have taken place for more than a hundred years — for students graduating from the university’s three campuses in downtown Toronto, Scarborough and Mississauga.
The largest ceremony will be in the afternoon on June 13 when more than 610 attending students will receive their bachelor degrees in the arts and sciences.
Three ceremonies will be held on June 2 for 1,647 students from the University of Toronto Scarborough campus, followed by three ceremonies on June 6 for 1,855 students from the University of Toronto Mississauga campus.
Quick Facts on U of T Convocation 2016:
The fall convocation for the Class of 2016 will be held November 7-11.
For more information:
U of T Media Relations