Convocation 2020

Applying to Graduate

COVID-19 UPDATE - Spring 2020 Convocation POSTPONED:

On March 24, 2020, University of Windsor Chancellor Mary Jo Haddad announced that Spring 2020 Convocation ceremonies will be postponed to help address the spread of COVID-19 and support social distancing strategies.

Spring degrees will be awarded in absentia for those eligible students who have applied to graduate.  Senate is expected to approve eligible candidates at its May 22, 2020 meeting.  The Office of the Registrar will then begin to courier diplomas to graduates.

In the coming months, once plans for the Fall Convocation ceremonies are finalized, the Office of the Registrar will reach out to invite Spring graduands and their families to participate in the Fall ceremonies.  All graduating students will have an opportunity to celebrate and be recognized as part of these ceremonies.

See the following link for the complete Convocation Update:

All students must apply to graduate whether you plan on attending your Convocation Ceremony or not. 

The no-fee deadline to apply to graduate are:

March 1st for the Spring Convocation
August 1st for the Fall Convocation held in October

Late applications to graduate will be accepted from:

March 2nd to one month prior to the Spring ceremony at $80
August 2nd to one month prior to the Fall ceremony at $80

If you apply during the late application period, and wish to attend your Convocation ceremony, a non-refundable, non-transferable $80 fee will be charged. 

No applications will be accepted within the four weeks prior to the start of Convocation.

To apply to graduate, please log on to UWinsite Student.

After you have applied to graduate, it is recommended that you check your graduation eligibility status in UWinsite Student regularly, as applications are being evaluated on an ongoing basis.

For instructions on how to monitor your graduation eligibility status, please refer to this ask.UWindsor article.

Note:  Your graduation eligibility status will be "Approved" or "Conditionally Eligible" if you have been deemed eligible to graduate.  Specifically:
- "Approved" indicates you are approved to graduate
- "Conditionally Eligible" indicates you are conditionally eligible to graduate based on the successful completion of your courses.


How will my name appear on my diploma/certificate?  How can I change it?

Your diploma/certificate parchment will display your full legal name, as show on your primary name in UWinsite Student.  To make changes to your official name, you must request the change by emailing the Convocation Coordinator at along with a scanned copy of the appropriate supporting documentation (ie. birth certificate, passport).

For your correct name to appear on your diploma/certificate and in the Convocation program, it must be received by May 1st for the Spring Convocation and by September 15th for the Fall Convocation.  If you send your request after the deadline date, you will have to order and pay for a replacement diploma.


Double Major:  What Ceremony will you attend?

Students who are graduating with a double major will select the ceremony of their first major.  Concurrent Education students usually attend the Education ceremony.  If you wish to change this, please email the Convocation Coordinator at and advise her of your choice.