Graduation and Convocation Checklist

Please make a note of the following deadlines:

Deadline Date

Deadline to apply to graduate


Graduation record and ceremony details available in Minerva
Minerva > Student > Student Records Menu > Graduation Approval Query > Convocation Details


Deadline for verification of name on diploma and in convocation programs
Minerva > Personal > Name Change


"Degree Granted" will appear on student's transcript


Deadline to change double majors in Minerva to attend a different ceremony


First day to book your cap and gown with Gaspard LP


Last day to book your cap and gown with Gaspard LP


Pick up of academic dress and line-up card

Check dates and location

Graduation vs. Convocation

Graduation is the term used to acknowledge that you have completed your degree requirements and have been approved by Senate to graduate. Convocation is the ceremony where the Chancellor or his delegate confers the degree.

You must have applied to graduate and be faculty-approved for graduation in order to partake in Convocation. Learn more about Convocation.

For information about Convocation, contact convocation [at]
For information about graduation requirements and verification, contact your faculty advisor
For any issues concerning your graduation status, contact your faculty's Student Affairs Office.