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Convocation 2024

Convocation is a significant moment in the life of a Rotman student, marking a major personal and academic milestone. This year, Convocation will once again be an in-person ceremony, giving our graduates and the wider university community an opportunity to celebrate this life-changing occasion together.

Day Friday
June 14, 2024

It’s a busy and eventful day, with plenty of activities to engage our graduates, their friends and family, and the wider Rotman School community. And now that these events are being held in-person, expect a heightened atmosphere of excitement, energy and celebration.

Pre-Convocation reception

From 3:30-5:30 graduating students from MMA, MFRM, GDipA, GEMBA-HLS, Rotman-SDA Bocconi GEMBA and MGA - MBA will come together at the Rotman School with their classmates, friends, family, professors, and staff before the ceremony to celebrate their accomplishments.


1:00 to 2:00 pm
Graduating students pick up gowns and line up for procession at Myhal Centre For Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2:15 pm 
Procession begins from Myhal Center For Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship to Convocation Hall 

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Official Conferring of University of Toronto degree with the Chancellor, University President and Special Guests at Convocation Hall

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Post convocation ceremony at the Rotman School of Management.


Meet our Valedictorians

Meet the GEMBA valedictorian

Simone Mauri

Valedictorian, Global Executive MBA '24
“Sometimes in life good things can come from taking a leap of faith.”

Meet the Morning MBA valedictorian

David Guo

“The biggest benefit of the program was the people that I’ve met. I’m constantly learning from these accomplished classmates of mine.”

Meet the EMBA valedictorian

Aleem Dhanani

“I am truly grateful for this honour and am proud to represent such a talented graduating class.”

Meet the Master of Finance valedictorian

Eric Chung

"Our class is distinguished by the extraordinary bonds and collaborative spirit we nurtured throughout our time together. I was able to build strong and meaningful relationships that will extend far into the future."

Meet the Full-Time MBA valedictorian

Kyle Warton

“I came to Rotman for a great education, and I get to leave with not only that, but also 250 additional family members. Nothing can top that.”

Meet the GEMBA-HLS valedictorian

Matthew Zhou

“Our strong sense of community and shared commitment to advancing healthcare will keep us connected and continue to inspire our professional journeys.”