Convocation is a special time to celebrate all of your achievements with family and friends.
The highlight of convocation occurs when graduating students receive their academic hoods, are called to the stage by name, and are presented with their official diplomas. Approximately 6,450 bachelor's degrees, 316 doctoral degrees, and 1,765 master's degrees are awarded from our University each year.
Participation in a convocation ceremony as an alumnus
If you're an alumnus who did not attend your own convocation ceremony and would like to participate in an upcoming ceremony, we can make arrangements for you.
- Use the Walk-Across Registration for Undergraduate Convocation Form if you graduated with a bachelor's degree or a Doctor of Optometry/Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
- Use the Graduate Studies Walk-Across Registration Form for the applicable ceremony if you graduated with a Master's or Doctoral degree.
We look forward to seeing you at your upcoming ceremony.
In your absence, your degree will be conferred in absentia.
Diploma pick up
Undergraduate diplomas can be held for pick up (with photo identification) in The Centre (first floor, Ira G. Needles Hall). Notify the Registrar's Office/The Centre, for up to one week after your ceremony that you, or someone on your behalf, will be picking up your diploma, using the Request to Pick Up Undergraduate Diploma Form.
Master's and Doctoral diplomas can be held for pick up (with photo identification) in The Centre (first floor, Ira G. Needles Hall). Use the Graduate Studies Authorization for Diploma Pick-up Form, for up to one week after your ceremony, if someone on your behalf will pick up your graduate diploma.
Diplomas not distributed at the ceremony and not requested to be picked up, will be mailed to you. We will do our best to send them to you as quick as possible, so be sure that your home address in Quest is current before May 1 for spring and before September 1 for fall Convocation ceremonies. Students with international addresses on Quest will be contacted directly before diplomas are sent.