Convocation - UWindsor

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UWindsor Graduate

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

October 12 ‐ 13, 2023

Toldo Lancer Centre

Stop throwing your cap


Don't forget

Apply to Graduate

If you've completed your degree requirements by the end of the summer 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.

Graduation Checklist

Click on the dates to learn more!
  1. Graduation Applications Open!

    • No fee Deadline: August 11, 2023
    • Late applications to graduate (late fee applies): August 12, 2023
    • No applications to graduate will be accepted after September 15, 2023
    More about Applying to Graduate
  2. Graduation Platform Portal Opens (Marching Order)

    August 15

    Registration information will be sent to your uwin email address in early August. This portal is where you will claim your guest tickets and RSVP to your ceremony. If you have not received your email from "Marching Order" by the end of March, contact

  3. Last Day to Apply to Graduate

    Last day to register and confirm personal information on Marching Order

    September 15

    • Last day to apply to graduate - no applications will be accepted after this date
    • Check your Name ‐ How to check your name
    • Visit Marching Order to register and confirm your personal information.
  4. Attend Convocation

    October 12 ‐ 13, 2023

    Dates & Schedules
  5. Receive your diploma delivery

    Late October

    Securing your diploma

Watch Convocation Live

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October 12, 2023 @ 9:30 AM ET

Session 1

All programs in (Undergraduate & Graduate Studies):

  • Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Odette School of Business
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October 12, 2023 @ 2:30 PM ET

Session 2

All programs in: (Undergraduate & Graduate Studies)

  • Faculty of Human Kinetics
    Faculty of Nursing
    Faculty of Science
    Faculty of Education
    Faculty of Law
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October 13, 2023 @ 9:30am ET

Session 3

All programs in: (Undergraduate & Graduate Studies)

  • Faculty of Engineering
    Civil Engineering
    Environmental Engineering
    Electrical & Computer Engineering
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October 13, 2023 @ 2:30 PM ET

Session 4

All programs in:

  • Faculty of Engineering
    General Engineering
    Industrial Engineering
    Materials Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering
    Mechanical-Automotive Engineering

Commemorate your day

Graduate taking picture with family

GradImages Canada is the official photographer for the University of Windsor Convocation

GradImages will send a free proof to review with the option of purchasing. Please note there is no sitting fee for this service. Graduates who attend convocation can view and purchase their photos by visiting

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.


  • "Approved" indicates you are approved to graduate
  • "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.

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:

  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. Follow this link for information on Residence Mailing Addresses.

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:

  • A formal copy of your job offer from the employer has been submitted to
  • Student has applied to graduate
  • All final grades must be posted
  • Early release fees have been deposited into the student account. See the following link for payment options.
  • All outstanding debt has been paid up on the student account

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 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 and advise her of your choice.