If you’ve completed your degree requirements by the end of the winter term, you must apply to graduate whether you plan on attending your Convocation ceremony or not. You can learn more about applying to graduate at the link below.
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Yes. If you have completed all the academic requirements of your program, and have completed the Application to Graduate process in UWinsite Student you will graduate.
See the following link, for information on how to Apply to Graduate, and further instructions in the following ask.UWindsor article.
Yes. All students who will have completed their degree requirements by the end of the Summer term for Fall Convocation and by the end of Wummer term for Spring Convocation, must apply to graduate whether or not you plan on participating in your Convocation ceremony.
For specific deadlines pertinent to the current Convocation, please see Applying to Graduate.
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.
Note: Your graduation eligibility status will be "Approved" or "Conditionally Eligible" if you have been deemed eligible to graduate.
Parchments, the legal document embossed with the University seal and the Graduate’s name and degree, will be couriered after the degrees have been conferred.
See the Securing Your Diploma web page for details on receiving the parchment.
If you have selected to have your parchment mailed, your mailing address on UWinsite Student will be the default shipping address. Please note that couriers cannot deliver to P.O. Boxes. You have until May 1 for Spring Convocation and September 1 for Fall Convocation to update your mailing address on your UWinsite Student profile for the purpose of shipping your diploma.
To update your address in UWinsite Student, follow the steps below:
See the following ask.UWindsor article for steps on how to set up your student profile.
Diplomas will be printed and distributed following approval of degrees at the University Senate meeting which takes place in late May for Fall Convocation and late September for Fall Convocation . The student can request an academic verification letter which will state that they have successfully completed their degree requirements and the date of Convocation.
See the following ask.UWindsor article for instructions on requesting a Graduation Eligibility Letter.
The student can request an Academic verification letter which will state that they have successfully completed their degree requirements and that Convocation takes place at our Spring / Fall ceremonies where the degrees will be conferred and distributed. See Registrarial Service Fees for the cost of this letter (Miscellaneous Letters).
Early Release of degree: The University will only release degrees early for employment reasons.
The following criteria must be in place:
Please consult the Registrarial Service Fees web page for the fees associated with this service. Note that there are additional Postal charges to ship within Canada or International. Payment can be made using on-line banking. You will need to add the University of Windsor as the payee and your student ID# will be the account number.
The date that will appear on your diploma will be the date of the ceremony. This same conferred date will appear on your transcript.
You can order a transcript through UWinsite Student. The updated transcript with the conferred date will be available following the conclusion of Convocation.
Please see the ask.UWindsor article for information on requesting a transcript.
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 email@example.com 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 Fall 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.
Students who are graduating with a double major will be included in the ceremony of their first major. Concurrent Education students are usually included the Education ceremony. If you wish to change this, please email the Convocation Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org and advise her of your choice.
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