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.

Graduation timeline

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

Fall 2019 graduation timeline

If you will complete your program requirements by the end of August 2019, you may apply for fall graduation.

Application period

Undergraduate programs

Bachelor’s and Juris Doctor degrees, undergraduate diplomas and certificates

February 16, 2019  – July 15, 2019

Late applications accepted until September 10, 2019 with additional late $10 fee charged.

Applying for graduation - undergraduate programs

Graduate programs

Master’s and Doctorate degrees, graduate diplomas and certificates

September 1, 2018 – July 15, 2019

Late applications accepted until August 31, 2019 with additional late $10 fee charged.

Applying for graduation - graduate programs

Ceremony schedule available November 2019 Convocation Schedule will be posted by August 31
Register to attend Convocation or request diploma delivery

Registration opens late September 2019

You will be sent an email once registration opens.

Faculty approval  Early to mid-October 2019 (varies by faculty).
Senate approval

October 23, 2019

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

Convocation ceremonies

November 12 & 13, 2019

The degrees, diplomas and certificates will be conferred during the ceremonies.

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

July 15 – December 15, 2019

Late applications accepted until February 15, 2020 with additional late $10 fee charged. 

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: January 1 – November 15, 2019

Late applications will be accepted until December 31, 2019 with additional late $10 fee charged. 

If January - April is your last term in the program: May 1, 2019 – February 15, 2020

Late applications will be accepted until April 30, 2020 with additional late $10 fee charged.  

Applying for graduation - graduate programs

Ceremony schedule available June 2020 Convocation Schedule will be posted by February 28, 2020.
Register to attend Convocation or request diploma delivery

Registration opens mid-March 2020

You will be sent an email once registration opens.

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

June 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12, 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.