Graduating in June 2024?

Name changes for graduating students

Your name as it appears on Student Web Services (ACORN/ROSI) is the name that will appear on your diploma.

Once you have seen your name as it will appear on your diploma:

  • Is your name missing accents? If so, please download and complete the Name on Diploma (June Form) from the Office of Convocation website and return the form to the address provided.
  • For any other changes to your name (e.g., change due to marriage/divorce, adding a middle name, spelling corrections), please fill out the name change form available on theĀ SGS website.

The deadline to return the form for the Spring Convocation period is April 23.

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.

Need graduation photos? 

CanGrad will be on-site at the School of Graduate Studies, 63 St. George Street, from 10 AM to 4 PM on May 2 and 3, and May 6 to 10. 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.

The portrait sitting fee is $30 which includes the photography, your hood and gown, and the archiving of your images. This is payable by cheque or cash. There is a $2 administration fee if paying by card.

The portraits will take approximately 10 minutes, and you are asked to arrive 5 minutes prior to your time to get prepared for the shoot. You may order at any time as they keep all images on file.

Attire: CanGrad will supply the hood and gown. Suggested attire is a shirt and tie, or a white or cream blouse with a collar. If you wear glasses, make sure the lenses are clean and scratch free. Please note that all glasses (as well as shiny or glossy makeup) may reflect the studio lights to varying degrees. Please prepare for your photo sitting as you feel comfortable. They do not supply hair brushes or combs, so please bring your own if desired. Please limit or avoid using scented personal products, as they can trigger reactions such as repiratory distress and headaches for the staff and visitors to SGS.

If you have any questions, or require more information, please contact CanGrad directly:
Tel. (416) 253-6466    Email:

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