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

The New College Convocation will take place on June 20, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Rotman Commerce Convocation will take place on June 21, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 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 June 2018 graduation is January 31, 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 March, departments will email students regarding program completion.
    • In May, the Office of the Faculty Registrar will send an email confirming your eligibility to graduate.
    • In May, prospective graduands will receive an invitation to the New College Graduation Reception.

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 June 2018 Convocation is March 22, 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 2018 Graduation November 2018 Graduation
Degree request on ROSI/ACORN September 16, 2017 to January 31, 2018 To be confirmed
Grad photos October 2-6, 2017;
October 23-27, 2017;
February 12-16, 2018;
March 5-9, 2018;
March 12-16, 2018
October 2-6, 2017;
October 23-27, 2017;
February 12-16, 2018;
March 5-9, 2018;
March 12-16, 2018
Name change deadline March 22, 2018 To be confirmed
Program assessment February-March 2018 August-September 2018
Gown rental and ticket RSVP May 7-22, 2018 To be confirmed
Faculty confirmation of degree eligibility May 2018 October 2018
Convocation date New College: June 20, 2018

Rotman Commerce: June 21, 2018

To be confirmed

 

Useful websites

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