Frequently Asked Questions

Please refer to the Ceremony Dates section on our website to view the specific date and time for your convocation ceremony.

No, your degree is only conferred at the ceremony you have been invited to. Ceremonies are generally assigned by College, Faculty, or Division.

No, your degree is only conferred at the ceremony you have been invited to. Ceremonies are generally assigned by College, Faculty, or Division.

You will receive your diploma at the ceremony if you have RSVP’d and attend.

No, transcripts do not accompany your diploma. If you require transcripts please contact the University of Toronto Transcript Centre (UTTC) 416-978-2190 or order at: .

No. If your College or Faculty has made arrangements for a class composite, please contact them. We do not arrange for composites. There will be a photographer at the ceremony who photographs every graduate present and you will be mailed a proof automatically unless you indicate otherwise at the ceremony.

Note that this proof is a sample only, and typically contains a watermark on the photo.

If you are a graduate who requires disability-related accommodations (e.g. barrier-free access, ASL interpreters) please contact the Office of Convocation at or by telephone at (416) 978-7070. You must also complete the RSVP and Ticket Form to confirm your attendance.

When you RSVP online, there will be a section in the ticket order portion to complete if your guest requires easily accessible seating. This seating is limited and is reserved for the elderly or persons with disabilities. If your guest requires other accommodations, please contact the Office of Convocation directly at 416-978-3629 (

Yes, all guests will require a ticket to attend Convocation. Please note that children less than 24 months of age do not require a ticket if accompanied by an adult and not occupying a separate seat (please note that strollers are not permitted in the hall). Ushers at Convocation Hall will only permit entrance to ticket holders.

There is no charge for convocation tickets and the sale of convocation tickets is strictly prohibited.

Only your College or Faculty Registrar’s Office can provide you with information pertaining to eligibility for graduation. You are considered a graduate of a program once the degree has been conferred. Degrees, diplomas, and certificates are conferred upon graduating students in the exchange of Latin between the President and Chancellor at the beginning of the convocation ceremony. Even if you are not present at the ceremony, the degree is still conferred.

Please note that parchments/diplomas cannot be given out prior to the date and time of the convocation for that particular degree, diploma or certificate as it has not yet been conferred. If you attend your ceremony – you will get your diploma at the ceremony. If you are not attending your ceremony see the next section.

If you are not attending your Convocation you may obtain your diploma in one of the following ways:

  1. If you are not attending your ceremony, please RSVP “not attending” on ACORN during the RSVP period.
  2. You may collect your diploma in person at the Office of Convocation. Please see the timelines for pickup below and bring your University of Toronto TCard or valid government-issued photo identification (please note that we cannot accept an Ontario Health Card as photo identification) with you.
  3. You may send another individual to collect it on your behalf. That individual must provide a Fillable Diploma Pickup Letter of Authorization from you that must include the name of individual that the diploma is to be released to, your student number, degree earned and your original signature (emailed or otherwise electronically signed and/or sent copies will not be accepted). The authorized individual must also provide suitable identification (see timelines for pickup below).
  4. For a fee, you may have your diploma delivered to you after all ceremonies have concluded.


The Office of Convocation will hold your diploma for one year following the date of Convocation.

  • If you are graduating in March 2023, diplomas will be available for collection as of March 10.
  • If you are graduating in June 2023, diplomas will be available for collection as of June 26.
  • If you are graduating in November 2023, diplomas will be available for collection as of November 13.

Office Hours: We are by appointment only, but offer walk-in service immediately following the convocation ceremonies for those graduates. See details here.

If you should lose or damage your diploma please click here for information on obtaining a replacement. The current fee for replacing a diploma is $150.00 (this includes taxes and shipping).

Ceremonies will be webcast and can be viewed on the Convocation Hub. The video will only be live once the ceremony has started. There is a photographer hired for convocation to take photographs of the graduates after they have received their diploma. Please click here for more information.

At this time, vaccination is not a requirement to attend convocation.

Please be sure to check for any symptoms prior to attending a ceremony, and if you are feeling ill, please do not come onto campus.

Ceremonies are subject to Provincial and University restrictions or guidelines in place at that time. Please be sure to check here prior to coming on campus.

The University of Toronto does not require those coming to campus to wear a face mask, however this is a mask-friendly space and we welcome face masks in all indoor spaces where distancing cannot be maintained.

Ceremonies are subject to Provincial and University restrictions or guidelines in place at that time. Please be sure to check here prior to coming on campus.

No, the University will not reimburse any expenses related to you or your guest's travel or personal arrangements. However if you have rented regalia and your ceremony is cancelled, you will be eligible for a refund on that cost, if eligible.

Extra guests without tickets cannot be accommodated and there are no stand-by options.

Please review the information about Extra Tickets as there may be availability depending on the ceremony.

Extra guests without tickets are welcome to utilize the alternate viewing venue available during all ceremonies. The venue, located directly south of Convocation Hall in the Sanford Fleming building, Room 1101, is fully accessible and will broadcast the livestream. Tickets are not required for this option.

IMPORTANT: Graduating students DO NOT require a ticket to attend their ceremony.

Students with outstanding University obligations may attend their convocation ceremony. However, as per the University of Toronto Policy on Academic Sanctions for Students Who Have Outstanding University Obligations your diploma is held until your account is reconciled and you have shown proof of payment to your Registrar's Office. Please note that the Office of Convocation requires a written release from your Registrar's Office before we will release your diploma.

One of the most significant moments of your convocation ceremony is having your name read aloud when you cross the stage. It is highly important that your name is pronounced accurately, and you are the best person to provide this guidance.

In advance of your ceremony: If you would like to send pronunciation information, a recording of your name, or simply connect directly with the Reader for your ceremony, please contact us and select 'Convocation Name Pronunciation' as the request type. Note that this will only be available for a limited period in advance of the ceremonies. If you cannot find this request type, you are either too early or too late to submit.

On the day of your ceremony: You will be given a presenter card with your name on it along with a pencil should you wish to make minor changes (strike out a middle name that you do not want read, add a preferred name, or add phonetic guidance). Remember, the Reader will only have a few seconds to review this card while standing at the podium, so changes at this stage should be relatively simple.

Yes. Throughout the Convocation period, free WiFi (network: “Convocation2023”) will be available to graduates and guests at the following key locations on St. George campus:

  • Convocation Hall
  • Sandford Fleming Building
  • Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Knox College
  • Bahen Centre for Information Technology
  • Koffler Student Services Centre (including the University of Toronto Bookstore)