Convocation and Apply to Graduate

At the end of their program, students must apply to graduate through Quest.

  • Select My Academics
  • Select the Graduation tab
  • Select the Apply for Graduation link
  • Select the Expected Graduation Term from the drop down list
  • Review the Graduation Instructions and then select Continue

Students should aim to apply to graduate by: 

  • Spring ceremony: April 1
  • Fall ceremony: August 1

You must apply online to graduate in order to eligible to attend convocation.

All degree requirements, including the submission/approval of a student’s MRP or Thesis must be met by the following deadlines:

  • Spring ceremony: April 23
  • Fall ceremony: August 24

These deadlines are NOT flexible.

Please note that until the final draft of your MRP/Thesis is signed off by your supervisor, and you have: (a) provided the final PDF copy of your MRP to the Graduate Coordinator, or submitted your Thesis to UWSpace; (b) applied online to graduate; your paperwork cannot be forwarded for processing.

It should also be noted that the name printed on the degree document will be the name that appears on Quest. If changes need to be made, please complete a Change of Name form. The form must be submitted to the Graduate Studies Postdoctoral Affairs office.

Students who are unable to attend convocation will have their degrees mailed to them by the Graduate Studies Postdoctoral Affairs office approximately one week after the convocation ceremony. Please make sure your mailing address is up to date on Quest.

For more information on Convocation, please review the Graduate Studies graduation checklist.