Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. Can you tell me if I am eligible to graduate? I have met all requirements for graduation so have I already graduated? Can I get my diploma now?
Answer - Only your College Office can provide you with information pertaining to eligibility for graduation. You are considered a graduate of a program once the degree has been conferred, which occurs at the convocation ceremony. Even if you are not present at the ceremony, the degree is still conferred. If you attend your ceremony – you will get your diploma at the ceremony. If you are not attending your ceremony see question 10.
Q2. What time is my graduation? What day is it on?
Answer - Please refer to the Ceremony Dates section on our website to view the specific date and time for your convocation ceremony.
Q4. Do I get my Transcripts with my diploma?
Answer - Transcripts do not accompany your diploma. If you require transcripts please go to the transcript website for ordering details
Q5. Do I get my photographs and class composite with my diploma?
Answer - If your College has made arrangements for a class composite, please contact them. We do not arrange for composites. There will be a photographer at the ceremony who photographs every graduate present and you will be e-mailed a proof automatically.
Q6. I am a graduate with a disability or special needs and will be attending my ceremony. Who should I call to make special arrangements if necessary?
Answer -If you are a graduate who requires disability-related accommodations (e.g. wheelchair access, ASL interpreters) please contact the Convocation office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (306) 966-4570 or (306) 966-6735.
Q7. I have a guest who requires accessible seating or other disability-related accommodations, who should I contact?
Answer – Contact the Convocation office email@example.com or by telephone at (306) 966-4570 or (306) 966-6735. Seating is limited, but we will do our best to accommodate.
Q8. Do my guests need Tickets for Convocation? Even small children?
Answer - Yes, all guests will require a ticket to attend Convocation. Please note that small children do not require a ticket if accompanied by an adult and not occupying a separate seat (please note that strollers are not permitted in the theatre). Ushers at Convocation will only permit entrance to ticket holders.
Q9. How do I get extra or unclaimed tickets for my ceremony?
Answer - Extra ticket information is listed under the tickets page.
Q10. Are the ceremonies streamed live?
Answer - Yes. The ceremonies are streamed live from the convocation website. Past ceremonies can be viewed online.
Q11. I am not attending convocation, how do I receive my diploma?
Answer - If you do not attend Convocation then you may obtain your diploma in one of the following ways:
- You may contact the convocation office prior to convocation at firstname.lastname@example.org asking us to hold your degree for pick up. All degrees that are held for pick up can be obtained at Student Central Reception in the Administration building.
- All degrees that have not been picked up will be automatically mailed out to the address provided on your application to graduate.
Q12. Can I attend any ceremony I wish to?
Answer - No, students may only attend the ceremony at which they actually graduate. The degree is conferred at that particular ceremony and you may not attend alternate or future ceremonies.
Q13. How long is the ceremony?
Answer - Ceremonies usually run no longer than 2 ½ hours.
Q14. Can I park my car close by?
Answer- Yes, pay parking is available in the mall parking lot directly across from TCU Place.
Q15. Can the Office of Convocation provide a letter inviting my parents to attend my ceremony so that they may secure travel documentation?
Answer - The Convocation Office can provide invitation letters to parents. These letters must be obtained by contacting email@example.com.
Q16. What do I wear for my ceremony?
Answer - You will be required to wear an academic costume, but we suggest you dress business casual under your robe. Boutonnieres and corsages may not be worn on the academic costume.
Q17. What do I do if I forgot to return my gown?
Answer - Gowns that have not been returned on time can be taken to the University Bookstore.