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.

Graduation parchments

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.

Transcript updated

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.

Attend your convocation ceremony

If you want to cross the stage at convocation, students who graduate in February normally attend the spring convocation ceremony, held in late-May. Registration for spring convocation normally opens in March via Memorial Self-Service.

You have the option to postpone your attendance at convocation until the fall ceremony, held in mid-October. Registration for fall convocation normally opens in late-August.