Graduation Procedures

Every student/ candidate for a graduate degree is responsible for submitting an application for graduation whether they intend to attend the convocation ceremony or not.

There are three convocation periods throughout the year -- October, February, and June. An application for graduation must be submitted by the student no later than the deadline for the specific convocation period as specified in the Graduate Calendar, Chapter I Schedule of Dates. It is the student’s responsibility to apply for graduation via WebAdvisor (My Application for Graduation) by the deadline specified in the Schedule of Dates (Chapter I in the Graduate Calendar).

The last day WebAdvisor is open for applications to graduate in the next semester’s convocation period is the 40th class day of the semester prior to the convocation period (e.g Fall for Winter convocation; Winter for Summer Convocation; Summer for Fall Convocation). See the Schedule of Dates for the specific day.

After the deadline for the WebAdvisor application to graduate has passed, students may apply for late acceptance to graduate by completing a paper application available at http://www.uoguelph.ca/graduatestudies/forms along with a late graduation fee. The paper application is submitted first to Enrolment Services, Office of Registrarial Services, UC level 3, for processing of the late fee, and then must be submitted by the student to the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, UC level 3, for review. The last day for submission of a paper application and late graduation fee is listed in the Schedule of Dates