Graduation Information

Every candidate for a degree or diploma is responsible for submitting an application for graduation via WebAdvisor, regardless of their intention to attend the convocation ceremony.

There are three convocation periods throughout the year: early October, mid-February, and early June. The last day that WebAdvisor is open for applications to graduate in the next semester’s convocation period is the 40th class day of the semester prior to the convocation period (e.g. Fall semester for Winter convocation, Winter semester for Summer Convocation, and Summer semester for Fall Convocation). The specific application deadline for a given convocation can be found in the Schedule of Dates.

The dates of the upcoming convocations are available in the Schedule of Dates. Read important details about convocation ceremonies.

For more information, consult the appropriate section:

Undergraduate and Diploma Students

Applying to Graduate

An email is normally sent to each student registered at the University in the 4th semester of an associate diploma program, in the 6th semester of a general program, and in the 8th semester of an honours program, inviting the student to apply for the upcoming convocation via WebAdvisor. Students who wish to apply for graduation but are not eligible to do so via WebAdvisor can download a hard copy application or email the Undergraduate Graduation and Convocation Coordinator to request one.

Review the complete graduation application instructions and download the application form or email the Undergraduate Graduation and Convocation Coordinator to request a hard copy application.

Confirmation of Graduation/Convocation

Students who have NOT convocated and require a letter confirming their upcoming graduation from the University should make this request to the appropriate Program Counselling Office.

Students who HAVE convocated and require a letter confirming graduation from the University should make this request via email to the Undergraduate Graduation and Convocation Coordinator.

Graduate Students

Applying to Graduate

The application must be completed in the semester in which the thesis is submitted to the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies or, where a thesis is not required, not later than the last date for thesis submission for the relevant convocation.

After the deadline for the WebAdvisor application to graduate has passed, students may apply for late acceptance to graduate by completing a paper application and paying a late graduation fee. The paper application is submitted first to Enrolment Services, Office of Registrarial Services, UC level 3, for processing of the late fee, and then it must be submitted by the student to the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, UC level 3, for review. The last day for submission of a paper application and late fee is listed in the Schedule of Dates.

For more information, graduate students should consult the Graduate Academic Calendar and the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Confirmation of Graduation/Convocation

Students who have NOT convocated and require a letter confirming their upcoming graduation from the University should make this request to Enrolment Services.

Students who HAVE convocated and require a letter confirming graduation from the University should make this request via email to the Graduate Convocation Coordinator.

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