Convocation

Congratulations Graduates!

The University of Toronto will host a virtual ceremony to celebrate our graduates on:

Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EST

The University of Toronto is pleased to announce the date of our Fall 2020 virtual convocation ceremony. We understand the importance of celebrating your remarkable achievements and hard work in reaching this significant milestone, even at a time when our traditional convocation ceremonies are not possible because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Diploma Release Schedule

Parchments, the legal document embossed with the University seal and the graduate’s name and degree, will be couriered for free to Fall 2020 graduates in the weeks following the virtual ceremony.

For Spring 2020 graduates, all diplomas have been shipped. If your diploma has been returned to our office, you will have received an email from us with next steps.

Gowns and Hoods for Photos

Graduates wishing to rent regalia for at-home celebrations or photographs can do so with Gaspard. Visit the Gaspard website for more information on rental rates and shipping costs.

Please note that these rentals are optional and not a requirement for the virtual ceremony.

Have questions about Convocation 2020?

Convocation will look differently for 2020, and you probably have questions. We are updating our Frequently Asked Questions often to give you the latest information.

Fall 2020 Convocation: Announcement

Thursday August 13, 2020

In light of ongoing public health concerns due to #COVID19, U of T, Ryerson, Seneca & York have made the difficult decision not to hold in-person Fall convocation ceremonies. We will share more details about our virtual convocation ceremony in the coming weeks. #FallConvo2020

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Memo from the Vice-President and Provost to PDAD&C on Fall Convocation 2020

Past Announcement: Spring 2020 Message from the President

Please click the button below for the letter from President Gertler about Spring Convocation and the impacts of COVID-19.

Spring Convocation 2021

Due to the ongoing public health situation around the COVID-19 pandemic, the dates around Spring Convocation are on hold. Please check back in March 2021 for updates.

Fall Convocation 2021

Due to the ongoing public health situation around the COVID-19 pandemic, the dates around Fall Convocation are on hold. Please check back in late Spring 2021 for possible updates.

Contact Us

Office of Convocation

Email: convocation.office@utoronto.ca