Convocation! Registering for your degree and requesting your diploma
Your many years of hard work, effort and sacrifice are about to reach their culmination, as you receive your diploma. Congratulations!
The Saint Paul University is getting ready to welcome you, your classmates and your guests to a celebration to mark your graduation.
To receive your diploma, you must complete and submit the Registration for Degree and Request for Diploma form by March 31. Indicate on the form if you will be attending your Convocation ceremony. The form is accessible through your academic advisor.
Once you have successfully completed your studies and submitted the form, your name will be submitted to the Senate. If for some reason your degree is not granted this session, you will have to submit a new form to register for the next Convocation.
Rental of gowns and hoods
Those graduating wear academic gowns and hoods for the Convocation ceremony. To ensure an amazing and hassle-free experience, we’ve upgraded the quality of the gowns and hoods used at Convocation, as well as the process of assigning them, by retaining a rental service. On the day of the ceremony, you’ll receive a freshly pressed gown and hood prepared especially for you, colour-coded for your faculty.
There is no charge for you and your guests to attend Convocation; however, there is a fee for gown and hood rental ($40 in advance or $60 on Convocation day). More information about this, as well as about tickets and other matters, will be emailed to you at a later date.
For all the details, please visit the Convocation website. It is your main information source.
Please note the following:
• You must register for your degree. However, if you’ve indicated on the form that you do not plan on attending your ceremony, your diploma will be sent to you by mail in the weeks following Convocation.
• If you are taking courses towards your degree at another institution, please ask the institution to send an official transcript to your uOttawa faculty or school as soon as possible (no later than May 15 for Spring Convocation).
• The NAC is wheelchair accessible. A wheelchair ramp is installed to ensure accessibility for all students going up on the stage. There will be someone backstage to assist students with their special needs. Should you require assistance or wish to make special arrangements, please email aocs-graduation@uOttawa.ca at least two weeks prior to the ceremony date. If you need a sign language interpreter, please notify us three weeks in advance.
• If there is money owing on your University account, you will not be permitted to participate in the ceremony, nor will you be granted any of the following documents: transcripts, statements of studies and statements of degree conferred, certificates or diplomas.
• Your original diploma (in regular size) is provided to you free of charge. You can order duplicates or a large format diploma online via uoZone after your ceremony (click on InfoWeb, then click on Services and Docu-Net). Documents ordered will be mailed to you.
Please accept our warmest congratulations and best wishes for success in your endeavours as you prepare for the next stage of your life and new academic or professional challenges.
Office of the Registrar
Saint Paul University