Graduation ceremonies (or convocations) happen twice a year – in June and in November.

The New College Convocation will take place on November 5, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Ready to graduate?
Preparing for graduation
After graduation
Timeline
Useful websites

Ready to graduate?

If you intend on graduating, follow these steps:

  1. Check that you will meet your degree and program requirements for graduation. Degree Explorer assesses your progress towards graduation; however, it is not definitive. It is your responsibility to verify that you have fulfilled all degree and program requirements.
  2. Request graduation on ACORN by the deadline. Ensure you are requesting the correct degree (HBA, HBSc, or BCom). The deadline to request November 2018 graduation is August 15, 2018. If you wish to request graduation after the deadline, contact the Registrar’s Office. There is no guarantee late requests can be processed.
  3. Expect correspondence:
    • In August and September, departments will email students regarding program completion.
    • In October, the Office of the Faculty Registrar will send an email confirming your eligibility to graduate.

Preparing for graduation

  1. Ensure your contact information, including a valid UTmail+ address and phone number, on ACORN is up-to-date. Most information concerning your request to graduate will be sent via email to UTmail+ addresses.
  2. Your name will appear on your diploma as it is displayed on ACORN. To request a name change, visit the Registrar’s Office. If your name is missing an accent, complete the Name on Diploma form from the Office of Convocation website. The deadline for any name changes for the November 2018 Convocation is September 18, 2018. Name change requests submitted after the deadline date will be processed after the convocation period.  Should you then wish to obtain a diploma which reflects your name change, you will need to order a replacement diploma.
  3. Refer to the Office of Convocation’s Graduation Checklist for information regarding RSVP, tickets, and gown rental.
  4. If you will not be attending your convocation ceremony, please still RSVP. Diplomas are not automatically sent to graduates.  For delivery or pickup options, visit the Office of Convocation’s website.
  5. If you require a letter confirming your degree eligibility, you may request one from the  Office of the Faculty Registrar.

After graduation

  1. If you have already graduated with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree and wish to upgrade it to a four-year or Honours degree, you must submit a request to upgrade your degree. Contact the Registrar’s Office for further information.
  2. The next Asia-Pacific Graduation Ceremony will be held at the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong on November 26, 2017. In order to be eligible to attend the ceremony, you must have already obtained a degree from the University of Toronto in 2016 or 2017.  Information can be found on the Office of Convocation website.

Timeline

June 2019 Graduation November 2018 Graduation
Degree request on ACORN September 24, 2018 to January 31, 2019 June 27, 2018 to August 15, 2018
Grad photos October 9-12, 2018;
October 22-26, 2018;
February 11-15, 2019;
March 4-15 2019
October 9-12, 2018;
October 22-26, 2018;
February 11-15, 2019;
March 4-15 2019
Name change deadline TBD September 18, 2018
Program assessment February-March 2019 August-September 2018
Gown rental and ticket RSVP TBD October 11-22, 2018
Faculty confirmation of degree eligibility May 2019 October 2018
Convocation date TBD November 5, 2018

 

Useful websites

backpack to Briefcase (b2B)
Career Centre
Career Navigator
National Student Loan Service Centre
New College Alumni Office
School of Graduation Studies Information Sessions
You Beyond New