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UWindsor Graduate

You did it!
Now it’s your time
to celebrate

Stop throwing your cap

It’s your Day

Don’t forget

Apply to Graduate

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.

Upload your Grad photo

Upload your
Grad photo & Win!

Share your accomplishment with family, friends and the rest of the campus community and you could win:

  • One of two Custom Diploma Frames or
  • One of two $50 University of Windsor Campus Book Store gift cards
  1. To be eligible to win one of two custom diploma frames or one of two $50 University of Windsor Campus Book Store gift cards, eligible graduates must upload their Graduation Photo to the Marching Order website by Tuesday, May 18, 2021. The photo will be used for the purpose of the graduate’s slide in the 2021 Virtual Spring Convocation.
  2. Contest entrants will receive one entry to win the Prize for logging in to the Marching Order website and submitting their photo before end of day on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
  3. The winner of the draw will be randomly drawn from the pool of all entries who submitted their photos for the 2021 Virtual Spring Convocation.
  4. The draw will take place on May 19, 2021.
  5. The winner will receive notification of the award to the email address they provide when they submitted their photo to Marching Order.
  6. Winners must answer a skill testing question in order to receive the Prize.
  7. The Prize will be delivered by mail to the recipient.
  8. The Prize is non-refundable and non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged.
  9. Contest entrants agree that the University of Windsor shall be permitted to publish the name of the Prize winner. 
  10. The prize must be claimed by August 31, 2021.
  11. By participating in this contest, all entrants agree to be bound by these Rules & Restrictions and agree that the University of Windsor may terminate the contest at any time without prior notice or change the Rules & Restrictions applying thereto.
  12. This contest is open to Ontario residents only and is governed by Canadian and Ontario laws.

Graduation Checklist

  1. Apply to Graduate

    Apply to Graduate by April 26, 2021

    More about Applying to Graduate
  2. Update your Mailing Address

    Before April 26, 2021

    More about updating your Mailing Address
  3. Check your name as it appears in UWinsite Student

    Before May 1, 2021

    More about checking your name
  4. Set up your Graduation Slide for the Virtual Ceremony

    Before May 18, 2021

    More about setting up your Graduation Slide for the virtual ceremony
  5. Gown Rental

    June 4, 2021

    More about Gown Rental
  6. Watch Virtual Convocation

    June 7 - 16, 2021

    Dates & times for each Faculty can be found below
  7. Receive your diploma delivery

    Late June

    More about diploma delivery
Chancellor Mary Jo Haddad

A Message from

Chancellor Mary Jo Haddad

The University of Windsor had hoped to hold an in-person Spring Convocation in June 2021. Still, after careful review, Chancellor Mary Jo Haddad has announced that, once again, the upcoming Convocation ceremonies will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The University of Windsor continues to follow government and public health protocols regarding physical distancing and large public gatherings.   Though we are all disappointed, we cannot celebrate our students’ achievements in the usual way. Please, know that your health and safety is our primary decision-making driver during these uncertain times.

We cannot produce and send out any visitation letters for family members to attend the ceremony.

Please continue to monitor this site for more information about Spring Convocation 2021, and be assured that this virtual convocation celebration will include many of our essential and meaningful traditions.

Watch Convocation Live

Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

SESSION 1: Monday, June 7, 2021 @ 2:30 pm ET

  • Dean’s Office Programs
  • Social Work

SESSION 2: Monday, June 7, 2021 @ 4:00 pm ET

  • Excluding those programs listed in Session 1 and Session 3

SESSION 3: Monday, June 7, 2021 @ 5:30 pm ET

  • Psychology
  • Sociology / Anthropology / Criminology
  • Women’s and Gender Studies

Faculty of Engineering & Graduate Studies

SESSION 4: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 @ 2:30 pm ET

  • Undergrad Engineering
  • Graduate Engineering: Research Based
  • Graduate Engineering - Course Based: Masters of Engineering - Civil / Environmental / Industrial

SESSION 5: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 @ 4:00 pm ET

  • Graduate Engineering - Course Based: Masters of Engineering - Electrical Computer

SESSION 6: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 @ 5:30 pm ET

  • Graduate Engineering - Course Based: Masters of Engineering - Materials / Mechanical / Mechanical Automotive

Faculty of Human Kinetics & Graduate Studies

SESSION 7: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 @ 4:00 pm ET

  • Undergraduate Human Kinetics
  • Graduate Human Kinetics

Faculty of Nursing & Graduate Studies

SESSION 8: Thursday, June 10, 2021 @ 4:00 pm ET

  • Undergraduate Nursing
  • Graduate Nursing

Faculty of Science & Graduate Studies

SESSION 9: Friday, June 11, 2021 @ 2:30 pm ET

  • Undergraduate Science
  • Graduate Science: Research Based

SESSION 10: Friday, June 11, 2021 @ 4:00 pm ET

  • Graduate Science: Course Based

Odette School of Business & Graduate Studies

SESSION 11: Monday, June 14, 2021 @ 4:00 pm ET

  • Undergraduate Business
  • Graduate Business

Faculty of Education & Graduate Studies

SESSION 12: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 @ 4:00 pm ET

  • Education
  • Graduate Education

Faculty of Law & Graduate Studies

SESSION 13: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 @ 4:00 pm ET

  • Law
  • Graduate Law

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Join us is in congratulating our graduates! #UWinClassof2021

2020 UWindsor Graduate
Patti Lauzon

Patti Lauzon
Director of Alumni &
Donor Communication

Welcome to the Alumni Family

Congratulations! The Alumni Association congratulates you on achieving this milestone and proudly welcomes you to the University of Windsor alumni family. As a graduate of the University of Windsor, you have joined a proud, strong network of over 145,000 UWindsor alumni worldwide.

Our University of Windsor alumni are doing great things in their professional and personal lives around the world. From working on state-of-the-art research to writing important works of fiction to working on the front lines of our healthcare field, our alumni are certainly part of why we are Windsor Proud. We know you will carry on this great tradition and we can’t wait to hear about the fabulous things you will do!

Please remember to stay in touch and keep your contact information updated through our web site. We want to make sure you receive invitation to special networking events, guest speakers, social events and we will keep you updated on the exciting things that continue to happen at our great university.

You represent all that is great about the University of Windsor. Cheers to your graduation!

Patti Lauzon
Director of Alumni &
Donor Communication

Your University of Windsor Alumni Association

To learn more about the University of Windsor Alumni Association visit the UWindsor Alumni website, or email

Frequently Asked Questions

Spring 2021 Convocation ceremonies will be postponed helping address the spread of COVID-19 and support social distancing strategies. Though we are all disappointed we cannot celebrate our students’ achievements in the usual way, please know that your health and safety is our primary decision-making driver during these unprecedented times. 

Currently we are unable to produce and send out any visitation letters for family members to attend the ceremony. 

In the coming months, once plans for the Fall 2021 Convocation ceremonies are finalized, the Office of the Registrar will 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. 

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.

Yes. All students who will have completed their degree requirements by the end of the winter term, must apply to graduate whether you plan on attending your Convocation ceremony or not. 

If you are eligible to apply to graduate for Spring 2021 Convocation, please note the no-fee deadline is March 1, 2021. 

Late applications to graduate will be accepted from March 2 to April 26, 2021.  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 to graduate will be accepted after April 26, 2021. 

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. 


  1. "Approved" indicates you are approved to graduate 
  2. "Conditionally Eligible" indicates you are conditionally eligible to graduate based on the successful completion of your courses.

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. 

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 7, 2021 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:  

  1. On the Student Homepage, click the Profile tile.  
  2. In the left navigation menu, click Addresses.  
  3. Change your Home Address (permanent address) and/or your Mailing Address (address while attending UWindsor).

*NOTE: If you are living in Residence at UWindsor, your Residence address will be pre-populated and cannot be updated by you in UWinsite Student. Information on Residence mailing addresses can be found here.   

For additional information on how to set up your student profile, please visit this article.  

If your mailing address was incorrect on your UWinsite Student profile: The courier company will call the number provided but if the diploma cannot be delivered, it will be returned to the Office of the Registrars.  We will contact you to correct the address, however any further attempts to courier the diploma will be at your expense. 

If your mailing address was missing: Your home address will be used in lieu of a mailing address.  

It is imperative that you review your mailing address on your Uwinsite Student profile and ensure it is correct. If the Office of the Registrar is required to re-ship your diploma, there will be additional charges directly incurred by you.

Yes, we will ship worldwide (at no charge to you). Please update your mailing address on your Uwinsite Student profile.   You will need to provide a full street address, City or town, Province or Region, Postal code and your international phone number.  If there are any problems trying to deliver your package, the courier will reach out to your international phone number. 

Thank you,

Nothing can replace the experience of crossing the Convocation stage and having your accomplishment recognized. We are as saddened as you that the pandemic has forced us all to change how we gather and celebrate life’s biggest moments.

Earlier this year, President Robert Gordon promised that, when safe to do so, an in-person celebration for you and your family will be held on campus. We will contact you once more information is available.