Graduating students

You must submit an application for graduation if you wish to be considered for graduation, even if you don't plan on attending the convocation ceremony.

UVic has two graduations per year – in spring and fall.


Spring 2020 graduation timeline

If you will complete your program requirements by the end of December 2019 or April 2020, you may apply for spring 2020 graduation.

Application period

Undergraduate programs

Bachelor's and Juris Doctor degrees, undergraduate diplomas and certificates:

  • Apply for graduation between July 15 – December 15, 2019
  • Late applications accepted until February 15, 2020, with an additional $10 late fee.

Applying for graduation - undergraduate programs

Graduate programs

Master's and Doctorate degrees, graduate diplomas and certificates:

  • If September - December is your last term in the program
    • Apply for graduation between January 1 – November 15, 2019
    • Late applications accepted until December 31, 2019, with an additional $10 late fee.
  • If January - April is your last term in the program
    • Apply for graduation between May 1, 2019 – February 15, 2020
    • Late applications accepted until April 30, 2020, with an additional $10 late fee.

Applying for graduation - graduate programs

Register to attend Convocation or request diploma delivery

  • The June 2020 convocation schedule will be posted by February 28, 2020
  • Registration opens mid-March 2020
    • You will be sent an email when registration opens.

Faculty and Senate approvals

  • Faculty approval: early to mid-May 2020 (varies by faculty)
  • Senate approval: May 21, 2020

Following Senate approval, your credential will appear on your transcript. Congratulations, you have graduated!

Convocation ceremonies

  • Ceremony dates: June 8-12, 2020
  • The degrees, diplomas and certificates will be conferred during the ceremonies.

Fall 2020 graduation timeline

If you will complete your program requirements by the end of August 2020, you may apply for fall graduation.

Application period

Undergraduate programs

Bachelor's and Juris Doctor degrees, undergraduate diplomas and certificates:

  • Apply between February 16, 2020 – July 15, 2020
  • Late applications accepted until September 10, 2020, with an additional $10 late fee.

Applying for graduation - undergraduate programs

Graduate programs

Master's and Doctorate degrees, graduate diplomas and certificates:

  • Apply between September 1, 2019 – July 15, 2020
  • Late applications accepted until August 31, 2020, with an additional $10 late fee.

Applying for graduation - graduate programs

Register to attend Convocation or request diploma delivery

Faculty and Senate approvals

  • Faculty approval: early to mid-October 2020 (varies by faculty)
  • Senate approval: October 14, 2020

Following Senate approval, your credential will appear on your transcript. Congratulations, you have graduated!

Convocation ceremonies

  • Ceremony dates: November 9 & 10, 2020
  • The degrees, diplomas and certificates will be conferred during the ceremonies.

Later graduation periods

If you miss the application deadline, you can apply for a later graduation period.