graduation & convocation

Thinking about graduation? Wondering where to begin? Looking for help? Click the arrows below to reveal essential information and hyperlinks for you as you navigate your way through the graduation and convocation process.

Requesting Graduation

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If you intend to graduate, follow the instructions for graduating students on this webpage within the FAS Timetable (select the current session then click on “Instructions for Graduation Students,” in the sidebar). Pay attention to the specific deadlines for either June or November graduation periods, which begin as early as September and July, respectively. Below is a list of the major steps in the grad request process.

1. Check Degree Explorer
  • The Degree Explorer website will indicate whether or not you are on track to completing all of your degree requirements. It is a useful tool, but it is not definitive. It is ultimately your responsibility to ensure that you fulfilling all of the requirements.
  • Keep track of your degree requirements by making reference to the Degree Requirement Audit PDF checklist.
  • After using Degree Explorer and doing a self-audit of your degree requirements, you can make an appointment with our Academic Advisor, Claudia Li Tang, in the Innis Registrar’s Office to discuss and confirm your path to graduation.
  • Ensure that your subject POSts are correct (i.e., those that you wish to graduate with), and that you are enrolled in all necessary courses. Contact your Departmental Advisors if you have questions regarding your upcoming subject POSt assessments.
2. Request Graduation
  • Request graduation on ROSI by the deadline. ROSI will automatically project whether or not you are eligible to graduate based on the credits that you have earned to date, and the courses you are currently enrolled in.
  • If you have missed the deadline to request graduation on ROSI, immediately bring a Graduate Request Form to the Innis Registrar’s Office.
3. Await Correspondence
  • Your online graduation request will prompt the departments of your subject POSts to perform Program Requirement checks. These checks are eventually forwarded to the Office of the Faculty Registrar and are simultaneously emailed to you (Dec. to March for June grads / Aug. to Oct. for Nov. grads).
  • Your grad request will also prompt our Academic Advisor, Claudia Li Tang, at the Innis College to verify that you are expected to fulfill your other degree requirements.
  • You will receive an email from the Office of the Faculty Registrar confirming your eligibility to graduate (by May/October).
Instructions for requesting a Letter of Eligibility to Graduate, for graduate school or work purposes, are found on this page, within the FAS website.
4. Follow-up on Any Discrepancies
  • If there are any discrepancies, based on the outcome of your Program Requirement checks, immediately contact the respective department.
  • Discrepancies pertaining to the remaining Degree Requirements should be brought to the immediate attention of Claudia Li Tang, our Associate Registrar (Academic) in the Innis Registrar’s Office.
5. Change Your Name on Your Diploma

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  • Your name will appear as it is displayed on ROSI. To request a name change, you must complete a Name Change Form at the Innis College (by early March/September). If your name change requires special characters or accents, bring this Name on Diploma form to the Office of Convocation.

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Preparing for Convocation

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The Office of Convocation website should be your first stop for understanding the process of preparing for your convocation ceremony. This checklist is particularly useful.

Attending your convocation ceremony is optional. Should you choose not to attend click here to find out how to obtain your Diploma.

1. Have Grad Photos Taken

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  • Look for an email from the ICSS providing your “School ID” and instructions for booking an appointment, on the Lassman Studios website. Photo sessions typically happen once per year, in January.
2. Order Regalia
  • If you plan to attend your convocation ceremony, you must order your gown and hood, on this webpage.
3. RSVP and Request Tickets to Your Convocation Ceremony.
  • Use your regalia rental ID to do this on ROSI.
4. Apply for Graduating Student Scholarships at Innis College
  • Learn about what scholarships are available by browsing our Scholarships & Awards Table, on this webpage. Leadership-based awards requiring application are further described on this webpage.
5. RSVP for Innis College Graduation Events
  • See the Innis Student Life website for information on social events for graduating students, including a convocation reception, awards ceremony, and alumni events.

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Preparing for Life After Graduation

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Planning for your career after U of T should begin long before you graduate. Review resources, talk to counselors and consider all of your options while you are still pursuing your undergraduate studies. Below is a list of just some of the opportunities at your disposal.

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