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Convocation is the formal ceremony for the conferral of degrees, diplomas and certificates. It is also a time-honoured tradition that celebrates every student’s academic accomplishments. Convocation is a commemoration of your life at York and an opportunity to share this significant milestone with your family and friends.

The 2024 Spring Convocation ceremony schedule is now available. Learn more.

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Convocation Ceremonies

Find out all you need to know about Convocation ceremonies as a graduand.

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Walkthrough Info

Recent alumni may request to cross the stage at an upcoming convocation, if they previously missed this opportunity.

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Preparing to Graduate

From applying to graduate to receiving your diploma, find out how you can prepare to graduate.

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What to Expect

Find out what you can expect on Convocation day.

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Share Your Story 

York University is looking for students who are graduating to share their story. Have you overcome any obstacles? Have a unique reason for pursuing your studies at York? Found a new calling while completing your education? We want to hear from you! If your story is selected, a member from the York University marketing team will reach out to you. Your story could be shared on the digital channels and with media to highlight student success during convocation. Share your story

Flowers, Gifts, and Frames

Purchase flowers, gifts, frames, and more.   

Photography & Videography

Learn more about portrait photography and ceremony photography and videography.

Diploma Services

Get in touch with the Diploma Services office.