Skip to main content Skip to local navigation


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.

Please note that convocation ceremonies will be video recorded and photographed. You can watch live webcasts of the convocation ceremonies while they are happening. Copies of the webcast will not be available.

person shaking hands on graduation stage


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

Learn More

two students smiling with flowers

Walkthrough Info

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

Learn More

person in grad cap looking forward

Preparing to Graduate

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

Learn More

What to Expect

Find out what you can expect on Convocation Day.

Learn More

Flowers, Gifts, and Frames

Purchase flowers, gifts, frames and more.   


Learn more about portrait photography and ceremony photography.

Diploma Services

Get in touch with the Diploma Services office.