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Congratulations!

UWindsor Graduate


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


June 14 - 17, 2022

Stop throwing your cap

It’s your Day

Graduation Checklist


  1. Apply to Graduate

    • No fee Deadline: Apply to Graduate by March 1, 2022
    • Late applications to graduate: March 2 to May 1, 2022
    • No applications to graduate will be accepted after May 1, 2022
    More about Applying to Graduate
  2. Check your name

    Before May 1, 2022

    How to check your name
  3. Update your Mailing Address

    Before May 1, 2022

    How to update your Mailing Address
  4. Deadline for returning graduates to reserve their spot at Spring Convocation

    May 11, 2022

    More information for returning graduates
  5. Gown Rental

    June 4, 2022

    More about Gown Rentals
  6. Attend Convocation

    June 14 - 17, 2022

    Dates & Schedules
  7. Receive your diploma delivery

    Late June

    More about diploma delivery

Welcoming back our returning Graduates


Information for Graduates that didn't have a chance to cross the stage in 2020 & 2021

Returning Grad Info
Chancellor Mary Jo Haddad

A Message from

Chancellor Mary Jo Haddad

Dear University of Windsor Graduates, Family, and Friends,

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, I am pleased to announce that Spring 2022 Convocation will be held in-person from June 14 to 17 at the Windsor Family Credit Union (WFCU) Centre.

With capacity limits and public health measures being lifted, this spring’s convocation ceremony will mark the first in-person UWindsor convocation celebration in over two years. I am honoured to celebrate the Class of 2022, with additional in-person celebration opportunities for the Class of 2020 and 2021. Our virtual celebrations these past two years have been incredible, and we look forward to welcoming you back in-person this year....

We are committed to keeping our campus community safe. Guided by public health recommendations, UWindsor will carefully review its policies, protocols and procedures related to COVID-19 and will remain flexible to adapt where necessary. COVID-19 considerations will be communicated in the coming weeks.

Our collective pride in all that you have achieved could not be stronger. We look forward to welcoming you this June 2022. Please check back regularly as Faculty session dates and times will be added soon.

Celebrate! You’ve earned it.

 
Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon
President & Vice Chancellor
University of Windsor

A message from UWindsor President Robert Gordon to all 2021 Graduates

I want to wish you my heartfelt congratulations on all of your accomplishments at the University of Windsor. And to officially welcome you into the graduating Class of 2021.

I also say this knowing it includes the best wishes of every one of the faculty, staff and fellow students who contributed to your achievements during the time you spent at the University. To reach this point in your life, you’ve worked very hard, and your determination and dedication have paid off. Celebrating Convocation is proof that you’ve succeeded.

That’s why your University of Windsor family is so proud - and yes, excited - that we have been able to provide you with a virtual Convocation this spring - despite the uncertain and often difficult times we’ve faced this year and continue to deal with....

It’s not the traditional Convocation that we’d all rather be taking part in, but we do hope our virtual event means that your family, your friends and those people who have been instrumental in helping you reach this milestone in your life can share in your accomplishments.

Our virtual Convocation has also given you the opportunity to share this special time with many other of our graduates from across the globe. The University of Windsor Class of 2021 includes over 4,400 graduates. And all of you will be joining an Alumni family that now numbers nearly 150,000.

Now it’s time to move forward and take the confidence and experiences you’ve forged at the University of Windsor with you. You are ready to make a significant and lasting impact on your community and your country - wherever you may be. We are so proud of you, and we cannot wait to see how your stories unfold from here.

And here’s something you can count on - All of us at the University of Windsor will be thinking of you in the days ahead. And if you need us, we’ll be here for you.

Robert Gordon
President & Vice Chancellor
University of Windsor

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Award Recipients



Board of Governors Medals

  • General Program - Arts – Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts General – Visual arts Mona Reda Makki with Distinction
  • Interdisciplinary Arts & Science - Graduating with Honours Biochemistry with Thesis and Psychology Minor - Maria Teodora Secara with Great Distinction
  • Social Work – Graduating with Honours Bachelor of Social Work – Dianne E. Burrell with Great Distinction
  • Communication, Media, and Film - Graduation with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - Communication, Media, and Film – Madison Mckenna Finnerty with Great Distinction
  • Dramatic Art - graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) - Acting - Jonathan Connor Lombard with Distinction
  • English Language, Literature and Creative Writing – graduating with Honours English Literature and Creative Writing – Rawand Mustafa with Great Distinction
  • General Program – Social Sciences – Graduating with Concurrent UG Psychology and Education - Rebecca Ann Campoli with Distinction
  • History – graduating with Bachelor of Arts Honours, History - Devon Taylor Fraser with Distinction
  • Languages, Literatures & Cultures – graduating with Honours Modern Languages and Second Language Education with German - Kara Marie Pichinte with Distinction
  • Music – graduating with Bachelor of Music –Honours Music Comprehensive - Vivian Belen Alcantara Romero with Distinction
  • Philosophy – Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – Shawn Robert Stickney with Distinction
  • Political Science – graduating with Bachelor of Arts Honours - Law and Politics with Thesis - Katrina Bahnam with Great Distinction
  • Visual Arts – Graduating with Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) - Angela Hoang with Distinction
  • Psychology - graduating with Bachelor of Arts - Honours Psychology with Thesis - Maurissa Rosemaria Hastings with Great Distinction
  • Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology – graduating with Bachelor of Arts Honours Psychology and Criminology with Thesis - Maryam Raad Salih with Distinction
  • Women’s and Gender Studies - Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - Olivia Greenhow with Distinction
  • Human Kinetics - Graduating with Bachelor of Human Kinetics Honours Kinesiology with Movement Science - Georgia Lily Hogan with Great Distinction
  • Nursing - Graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Honours, Collaborative Program – Grace Alysa Sonja McLeod with Great Distinction
  • Biomedical Science – Graduating with Bachelor of Science – Honours Biochemistry and Biomedical Science (HealthStream) – Sami Alrashed with Great Distinction
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry – Graduating with Honours Biochemistry with Thesis – Sabrina Melissa Piazza with Great Distinction
  • Computer Science – Graduating with Bachelor of Computer Sciences Honours - Carson Miles Dickie with Great Distinction
  • Environmental Science and Studies – Graduating with Bachelor of Environmental Studies Honours - Shinichi Simon Okada with Distinction
  • Forensic Science – Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours)- Forensics and Psychology – Kenzie Marie Tapp with Great Distinction
  • General Science – Graduating with Bachelor of Science (General) - Rahul Jayachandiran with Great Distinction
  • Integrative Biology – Graduating with Bachelor of Science Honours Biological Sciences with Thesis – Jacob Jeffrey Stasso with Great Distinction
  • Mathematics and Statistics – Graduating with a Bachelor of Mathematics – Honours Mathematics and Physics - Kevin Michael Beaugrand with Great Distinction
  • Physics – Graduating with a Bachelor of Science - Honours Physics - Ruairidh Alexander Sutcliffe with Great Distinction
  • Business Administration – Graduating with Bachelor of Commerce Honours Business Administration with Accounting Specialization – Katelyn Mcmahon with Great Distinction
  • Education - Graduating with a Bachelor of Education - Lakeshia Kay Pauline Romany
  • Law – Juris Doctor – Samuel Mazzuca
  • Law – Juris Doctor – Canadian & American Dual Program – Katia Anna Piccolia

Alumni Award for Distinguished Contributions to University Teaching


Distinguished University Professor

Professor Myra Tawfik

Professor Myra Tawfik - Faculty of Law

Professor Tawfik is an innovative teacher and an exceptional researcher. She is a nationally and internationally renowned scholar and thought leader in copyright law and capacity-building in intellectual property (IP) for a global innovation economy.

Myra Tawfik has a broad national and international reputation for her scholarship and professional accomplishments.

She has developed a long and impressive list of research areas over the twenty-eight years that she has been a faculty member at the University of Windsor.

She is a leader in research in capacity-building in IP for an innovation economy, copyright history, and copyright generally, including comparative and international copyright.

In addition, she plays a distinctly influential role in advancing public policy at both the provincial and federal levels. It is a rare and distinct honour in the life of a law professor to be involved in the development of government public policy....

Professor Tawfik is one of the earliest clinical and experiential learning professors at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law.

Motivated by an interest to ensure students’ professional competence and the desire to ground abstract (legal) concepts in real-world experience, she is deeply involved in the design of clinical and experiential learning methods for students.

Lastly, from her career trajectory, one can see that Professor Tawfik has shown leadership in many ways. However, it is essential to note that Professor Tawfik is also a strong leader at the University of Windsor through her service.

She has been Acting Dean for the Faculty of Law on two occasions (2011 and 2017).

In addition, she served as Associate Dean from 1998-2000.

We are proud to recognize Professor Myra Tawfik as our next Distinguished University Professor!

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Indigenous Students

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Indigenous
Graduates

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Message to Indigenous Graduates

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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 gradimages.ca.

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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 Winter term for Spring Convocation and by the end of Summer term for Fall 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.

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.

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 Spring 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).

OR

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 shari@uwindsor.ca
  • 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 shari@uwindsor.ca 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.

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 shari@uwindsor.ca and advise her of your choice.