Fall semester completion
If you will complete your program requirements by the end of the fall semester, the following timeline will apply to you:
Apply to graduate
Application opens Nov. 1 each year with a submission deadline of Jan. 3 the following year. Apply through Memorial Self-Service:
- From the Student Main Menu,
- click Graduation and Convocation.
- Select Graduation,
- then choose New Application on the Application to Graduate page.
Graduation eligibility confirmed
Your application will be reviewed by the Registrar's Office and you will be notified if you have any missing requirements.
Notification of eligibility to graduate letters are normally sent out mid-January and incrementally thereafter. At the same time, your graduation status in Memorial Self-Service will be updated accordingly.
In absentia graduation
There is no formal ceremony in February. An in absentia graduation will be held during that month’s regular University Senate meeting.
Celebrate with family and friends
If you want to cross the stage at convocation, you will be automatically assigned to the spring convocation ceremonies, held in late-May. You have the option to postpone this until the fall convocation ceremonies, held in mid-October.
Pick up your parchments at the Registrar’s Office for one week following the in absentia graduation. If you do not pick up your parchment, it will be mailed to you.
Your transcript will be updated in late-February, after the in absentia graduation.
Good to know: If you want your transcript to be issued with your new credential included, make sure to choose the print date for after in absentia graduation.
Formal convocation ceremony
Don't forget to use Memorial Self-Service to register to attend your convocation. Spring 2023 convocation registration opens in late-February/early-March. Fall 2023 convocation registration opens in late-August.