Graduating students

In order to graduate, whether participating in the convocation ceremony or not, you must apply for graduation.

Undergraduate students

  • Bachelor degrees
  • Juris Doctor
  • Undergraduate diplomas and certificates

Apply to graduate

Graduate students

  • Master degrees
  • Doctor of Philosophy degrees
  • Graduate diplomas and

Apply to graduate

What is the difference between graduation and convocation?

Graduation refers to the approval of a student’s credentials (degrees, diplomas and certificates) by the University of Victoria Senate. This takes place during the third week of May and October; a student’s credentials will not be approved until they apply to graduate.

Convocation refers to the ceremonies at which degree parchments (diplomas) are presented to graduating students. These ceremonies take place in June and November, and attendance is optional.