Application Procedures for Convocation and Graduation

For June 2024 (Summer 2024)

Students who wish to graduate at the June 2024 convocation must submit an application to graduate by Friday, February 16, 2024, through WebAdvisor. If you are having issues with WebAdvisor, it is possible to submit the Application to Graduate form via email to Applications submitted after February 16, 2024 will be assessed a $60.00 late application fee, which will be charged to your student account.


You must submit an application to graduate regardless of whether you plan to attend a convocation ceremony.

Students who wish to cancel their application to graduate must do so by noon on May 17, 2024, by emailing the Undergraduate Graduation and Convocation Coordinator at

Note for WebAdvisor Online Applications

For step-by-step instructions on how to submit your application through WebAdvisor, see the WebAdvisor Guide: Applying to Graduate.

Once you have submitted your application, please access the Application for Graduation on WebAdvisor again and review your application information. Note that any subsequent changes you would like to have made must be requested via email to The last day changes will be accepted is May 17, 2024.

Change to the Name to Be Printed on Your Diploma

Please note that the names appearing on the degree parchment will be printed in UPPER CASE. The names that appear on the WebAdvisor application are the names under which you are currently registered. If you wish to submit a different name, you may do so on your application, but you will also need to complete the Change of Given Name(s) and/or Gender Identity Information Form and send an email to from your University of Guelph email account with an attachment of the completed form.

To change your surname, please contact Enrolment Services at for instructions.

Name changes and supporting documentation will be accepted until May 17, 2024.

Program from Which You Wish to Graduate

Only your degree program appears on your parchment. Your major(s) does not appear on your parchment. Once you have graduated, the degree and specialization information will appear on your official transcript.

Note for WebAdvisor Online Applications

The application displays the degree, specialization(s) and college in which you are currently registered. If the program displayed is not the one to which you wish to apply to graduate, submit the Undergraduate Schedule of Studies Change Request form first before submitting the application to graduate (this should be submitted at least a week before the application deadline).  If you have already submitted the application, you must contact the Undergraduate Graduation and Convocation Coordinator at immediately, indicating the program to which you wish to apply. Please include your student ID number in your email.

Note for Hard Copy Applications

Please indicate the degree program, degree program type (i.e., honours or general) and specializations for which you are applying to graduate (e.g., Bachelor of Arts, Honours, Major Psychology, Minor History).

Options to Be Selected:

Degree Designation

In February 1996 Senate approved the adoption of the alternate designation of Baccalaureate for Bachelor. The term Baccalaureate is gender neutral. This is an option for all students graduating except those receiving the DVM degree. For the alternate degree designation (e.g., Baccalaureate in Arts) click or check the appropriate box. The last day changes to this designation will be accepted is January 19, 2024.

Honours to General

Only applicants registered in Bachelor of Arts Honours (BAH), Bachelor of Science Honours (BSCH) or Bachelor of Computing Honours (BCH) may ask for consideration for a general degree should the honours degree be denied. If for any reason you do not meet the requirements for the honours degree during the preliminary approval process but would like to be considered for the general degree, click or check the appropriate box and your application will be reassessed for the general degree. If this request is not made, your application will be cancelled, and you will have to apply for a subsequent convocation.

Home Address Verification

This address will be used as a contact point following your departure from the campus. Please review it carefully and update it if necessary -  All correspondence relating to your convocation will be sent to your email account.

The Convocation Ceremony

Effective February 2020, Senate approved a motion to end the practice of holding Winter (February) Convocation ceremonies. This decision only affects the ceremony. Students who finish their studies in the Fall semester will receive their degree parchment in the Winter semester and will be welcome to attend the June Convocation ceremony and formally cross the stage at that time.

If you have any questions, please contact

Undergraduate Graduation and Convocation Coordinator
Enrolment Services, Level 3, University Centre.
University of Guelph
Guelph ON N1G 2W1 Canada