Your degree parchment (diploma)


A diploma is produced for each student after the graduation date. You may obtain your diploma by:

Attending Convocation

Convocation information will be emailed to you in late March (spring graduation) or late September (fall graduation). You must complete the online convocation registration to indicate that you will be attending the ceremony.

 

Pick-up

Convocation information will be emailed to you in late March (spring graduation) or late September (fall graduation).

Complete the online convocation registration and select the degree pick-up option.

Degree pick-up begins approximately one week after the convocation ceremonies, at Graduation Services (main floor University Centre). Photo ID is required.

 

Mail-out

Convocation information will be emailed to you late March (spring graduation) or late September (fall graduation).

Complete the online convocation registration and select the degree mail-out option.

The degree parchments (diplomas) will be mailed approximately one week after the convocation ceremonies.

 

Proxy pick-up

Convocation information will be emailed to you in late March (spring graduation) or late September (fall graduation).

Complete the online convocation registration and select the degree pick-up option. Then, send an email to and provide your name, student number and the full name of the individual you have assigned as proxy to pick your degree parchment (diploma).

Your degree parchment (diploma) will be available to be picked up approximately one week after the convocation ceremonies.

 

Courier delivery

Convocation information will be emailed to you in late March (spring graduation) or late September (fall graduation).

Complete the online convocation registration and select the degree mail-out option. Then, send an email to degrees@uvic.ca, providing your name and student number and state that you would like to receive your degree parchment (diploma) by courier.

We will reply and provide instructions about how to make the online payment. Your degree parchment (diploma) will be sent within 1 week after the convocation ceremonies.

 

Ensure all outstanding fees and fines are paid to avoid having your diploma withheld.

Your diploma will display your faculty and credential. For example:

Undergraduate students


THE FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

admits

Your Name Here


to the degree of

BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONOURS)
CO-OPERATIVE EDUCATION
WITH DISTINCTION

Graduate students


THE FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES

admits

Your Name Here


to the degree of

MASTER OF ARTS
CO-OPERATIVE EDUCATION
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If applicable, your diploma will display “(Honours)”, “With Distinction” and/or “Co-operative Education”.

Your diploma will not display your major, minor, concentration, specialization, emphasis, specialization or option. These program details are displayed on your transcript and other graduation documentation.

"With Distinction" will appear on your diploma and transcript if your graduating GPA is in the top 20% of your academic unit. If you achieve “With Distinction”, a notation will be added to your transcript on the graduation date. The “With Distinction” designation is not available in the Faculties of Law or Graduate Studies, or the Division of Continuing Studies.

Replacement diploma

A replacement diploma is a reprint of your original document. It will look almost identical to the original, but “Replacement Diploma” and the issued date will also appear in small print in the lower corner.

Bachelor of Law graduates who wish to convert their degree to a Juris Doctor should request a replacement diploma.

If you did not receive your original diploma, contact to inquire before submitting a request for a replacement.

Request a replacement diploma