When writing about topics related to convocation, make sure you use and spell the following terms properly.

Graduation versus convocation

  • Graduation is the term used to acknowledge that you have met your degree requirements and you have been approved by Senate to graduate from the program.
  • Convocation refers to the ceremony where the chancellor confers the degree. The word convocation is not capitalized unless used in the event title (e.g., 2019 Fall Convocation).

Graduand versus graduate

  • Graduand is the term used to address a student who is about to graduate or receive a degree.
  • A graduate is a student who has received a degree or diploma.

Honour versus honor

Spell “honour” and “honourable” (with a “u”) and “honorand” and “honorary” (no “u”).