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

Graduation information

Graduate students

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

Graduation information

What is the difference between graduation and convocation?

Graduation refers to the awarding of your credential by the University of Victoria Senate.

You must submit an application for graduation if you wish to be considered for graduation. After Senate’s approval, you will be sent a confirmation email and your transcript will be updated with the notation that your credential has been granted.

UVic has two graduation dates per year – one in May (spring graduation) and the other in October (fall graduation).

Upcoming graduation dates

  • October 23, 2019 
  • May 21, 2020

Convocation refers to the ceremonies where the degree parchments (diplomas) are presented to the graduates. The convocation ceremony takes place in June (spring graduation) and November (fall graduation) and attendance is optional.

You will receive an email in late March or late September telling you that it is time to register.