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Preparing for Convocation

Graduation and convocation are notable events in a student's academic journey. To ensure your graduation and convocation goes smoothly, visit the following links to find out what is required of you prior to convocation:

Are you wondering what is the difference between 'graduation' and 'convocation'?
Graduation is the term used to acknowledge that you have met your degree requirements and you have been approved by Senate to graduate from the program. Convocation refers to the ceremony where the Chancellor confers the degree.

Are you wondering what is the difference between ‘graduand’ and ‘graduate’?
Graduand is the term used to address a student who is about to graduate or receive a degree. A graduate is a student who has received a degree or diploma.

Note to International Students:
If you are inviting a family member to attend your convocation, you can request an "eligible to graduate" letter from our Request a Letter website. Please visit the Government of Canada's Citizenship and Immigration website for full visa requirements.

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Ask a student services expert
Events & Ceremonials in the Division of Advancement is looking for students interested in working with the Events & Ceremonials team at Fall 2015 Convocation, held from October 14-16, 2015. Interested candidates can fill out an application online by Monday, Sept. 21 at 4pm.