Frequently Asked Questions
Graduation is the term used to acknowledge that you have met your requirements and you have been approved to graduate from the program. Convocation refers to the ceremony where your credential will be conferred.
Once you are enrolled in your final program requirements, please submit a Graduation Application form.
If you have completed your program requirements and you do not wish to be considered for graduation, then please opt-out of graduation on the Student Centre. The last day to opt-out is the last day of the term.
Guests: Doors will open one hour prior to the start of the ceremony. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests with special needs have priority seating.
Guest tickets are not issued, but you need to reserve the number of guests (maximum of three). Instructions will be included in Your Convocation Invitation email. Please note that guests under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Your ceremony will last approximately two hours, followed by a one-hour reception.
The dress code for the ceremony is business formal.
Pick-up in Person: Your credential will be available for pickup one week after the convocation ceremonies (spring or fall) at the Markham Campus Registration Office. Photo ID is required. A signed authorization letter is required if you have arranged for someone else to pick up your credential.
Please Note: An unclaimed credential will be destroyed six months after your convocation ceremony. At a cost, you can request a replacement credential.
Courier Service: Alternately, you can arrange to have your credential couriered once at no charge (signature is required upon delivery). This request can be completed through Student Centre. Instructions will also be provided in Your Convocation Invitation email. Please note the following courier fees will apply for any second or additional requests for courier service:
- Within Ontario: $10
- Other provinces and territories in Canada: $30
- Outside of Canada: $40
Credentials will be prepared for delivery beginning one week after all Convocation ceremonies end.
As a part-time student, you are required to pay the Alumni Fee if your program consists of 10 or more courses.