Graduating in June 2022?

Congratulations, graduands!

The Office of Convocation looks forward to celebrating the Class of 2022. At this time, we plan to welcome our graduating students in-person to Spring Convocation being held June 2 – 24 at Convocation Hall, subject to any changes in public health guidance.

Our office is still working on confirming various details such as the number of guests permitted, the capacity at each ceremony, and the required COVID-19 protocols that will be in place. Details will be posted on this site as they are confirmed. Please check back with us regularly.

In the meantime, we’ve put together some helpful tips on what you might need before the big day.

Need graduation photos?  

CanGrad will be on-site at the School of Graduate Studies, 63 St. George Street, from 10am to 4pm on April 27, 28 and 29, and May 2, 3 and 4. Book your seating directly with CanGrad (

Please include your degree with the preferred day and time in your email. All emails will be answered in the order they are received.

If you cannot attend on these dates email CanGrad Studios for Studio information. The portrait-sitting fee is $28.25 which includes the photography, your hood and gown, and the archiving of your images. If paying by credit card the sitting fee is $30.25.

You will have 20-24 photographs taken, which will be sent an online gallery with order forms and web size proofs of your images for viewing and ordering. The portraits take approximately 10 minutes, and you are asked to arrive 5 minutes prior to your time to get you ready for the shoot. You may order at any time as they keep all images on file.

Attire: CanGrad will supply the hood and gown. A shirt & tie is suggested for men, and a white or cream blouse with a collar is suggested for women.  These are only suggestions; please prepare for the photos as you see fit. Anti-glare glasses are recommended otherwise the studio lights will reflect on your lenses. Even anti-glare coated lenses can reflect the lights. You are responsible for your own hair and makeup. Please use only powder or matte / flat makeup and lipstick without any gloss.

If you have any questions, or require more information, please feel free to contact them:

Tel. (416) 253-6466    Email:

Have outstanding fees?  

Diplomas will be held for students who owe fees, and a financial hold will be placed on your financial account and transcripts and confirmation of degree letters will not be released until fees have been paid. Please note that owing a balance of degree fee only is the exception to the diploma hold rule.  

Fees for doctoral students in their final year are based on the date the final thesis is submitted to SGS. Fees are adjusted by the end of the month. Refer to the Graduate Fees tables for complete details. 

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