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Convocation 2020/21 Update

Due to the global health crisis COVID-19, at this time, it is unknown if public health, and university guidelines will permit the hosting of in-person ceremonies.

This is an evolving situation. Updates that may affect all 2021 convocation ceremonies will be posted as soon as they are available on the FAQ page.

How to Apply

You are required to apply to graduate regardless of whether you intend to participate in the scheduled ceremony events.

You must submit an application to graduate through LORIS under the "Student Services" tab.

Application Deadlines and Fees

Spring Convocation

  • The application is available from Nov. 5 to Jan. 15.
  • Late applications will be accepted from Jan. 16 to April 1; a late fee of $63.58 will apply.
  • Spring applications are welcome from students that will have all degree requirements completed by the end of fall or winter terms.

Fall Convocation

  • The application will be available June 30 - Aug. 1.
  • Late applications will be accepted from Aug. 2 to Sept. 1 ; a late fee of $63.58 will apply.
  • Fall applications are welcome from students that will have all degree requirements completed by the end of the spring term.

Note: Absolutely no applications are accepted after the final deadlines.

What You Need to Know About Your Application

Confirming Your Degree

If all graduation requirements have been met, approximately two weeks before conferral day you will be sent an email to confirm the degree, program, date and time of conferral.

Confirmation of graduation letters can be requested through Enrolment Services.

If you require a certificate of degree standing (Pre-Convocation Certificate for Visa Purposes) prior to receiving your degree, contact convocation@wlu.ca for more information.