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Here you will find answers to common questions regarding your Online Graduation Celebration and graduation package. Click on a question to get the answer.

FAQs

The Spring 2021 Online Graduation Celebration will be taking place on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. Start times will vary by Faculty. Click here to view the schedule.

Graduates, friends and family are invited to participate and do not need to RSVP. Invitations to the Online Graduation Celebration have now been sent. You will be able to access the celebration on the Convocation website.

No, you do not need to register for the Graduation Celebration. You will be able to access the celebration on the Convocation website.

The Online Graduation Celebration is pre-recorded and is not interactive. No prior preparation is required. Graduates and their guests will be able to access the celebration on the Convocation website.

Some Faculties will also be hosting a reception that may require an RSVP. Click here to find out how your Faculty is celebrating.

The Graduation Celebration will have many elements of a traditional convocation ceremony including an Honour Song and the national anthem, remarks from the Chancellor, President, and Deans, the ceremonial conferral of degrees, and individual recognition of graduates. The event will be pre-recorded and will not be interactive.

Each graduate will be recognized during the Graduation Celebration with a personal slide that will list your name and degree, and your name will be announced. Those who uploaded a photo through MarchingOrder will also have a photo on their slide.

Each graduate will be recognized during the Graduation Celebration with a personal slide that will list your name and degree, and your name will be announced. MarchingOrder is the platform will be used to create these slides. It will allow you to upload a photo and to record your name for our name readers to reference. An email directing you to the MarchingOrder platform will be sent to you following your invitation. If you do not upload a photo by Tuesday, June 15, your name will be announced with a slide that lists just your name and degree information. Those who do not wish to participate can opt out by following the instructions in the MarchingOrder email.

Note: Only those who have been deemed eligible to graduate and were sent an invitation will be able access the platform.

Please check the Faculty Receptions and Messages page to find out how your Faculty is celebrating.

When it is safe to do so, we look forward to inviting all of the graduates who have celebrated at virtual ceremonies to join us at an in-person celebration. In the meantime, we hope that the Online Graduation Celebration will give you an opportunity to celebrate your achievements and successes.

Yes! When it is safe to do so, we look forward to inviting all of the graduates who have celebrated at virtual ceremonies to join us at an in-person celebration. In the meantime, we hope that the Online Graduation Celebration will give you an opportunity to celebrate your achievements and successes.

To help students celebrate their graduation, students will receive a package with their diploma, mortarboard cap and tassel, alumni pin, and other fun items to celebrate their success.

Packages began to be shipped on June 17. Diplomas are printed and packaged once audits are complete. If your audit took place later, your package will be delivered later. If you have not received your package by July 15 please contact convo@yorku.ca. Students will receive an email or text with tracking information to their email address on file once their package has shipped. Packages will be shipped by Purolator to local addresses and shipped by DHL to international addresses.

Your package will be addressed to your permanent address on file as of May 25.

For February graduates, diplomas have now been mailed and packages have been sent.

For international students, packages will be addressed to your permanent address on file as of May 25.