Before you Graduate
Are you ready to graduate? If so, there are a few things you need to do to make sure your convocation goes smoothly.
The application for Spring Convocation is now available. The deadline is March 31, 2018.
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.
Make sure we have your current mailing address- let us know of any changes that occured after you applied to graduate
The name on file is the name that will appear on your parchment.
You can check you name in PAWS in 'Profile' located under your name on the top right.
May 10, 2018 is the deadline to submit any name changes for Spring Convocation purposes
If a name change is requested after May 10, 2018 there will be a $40.00 fee.
Graduands should immediately settle all financial responsibilities with the University.
Students who have holds on his/her account pertaining to the degree they are graduating with will be allowed to graduate and attend the Convocation ceremony, but will not receive the parchment or any other official documentation of the degree, receive transcripts or be eligible to reregister until the account is cleared. The deadline to clear overdue accounts so that you may receive your parchment at the Spring convocation ceremony is May 4, 2018.
Undergraduate graduands who have accumulated transfer credits from another post-secondary institution to satisfy the requirements for their program, but have not yet prearranged for an official transcript confirming these credits to be sent to the University of Saskatchewan, must arrange to have an official transcript faxed directly from the issuing institution to Admissions at (306) 966-2115, by May 11, 2018 to be eligible for graduation.
Students who send a fax by the above deadline must then arrange to have the original official transcript mailed directly from the issuing institution to Admissions at the University of Saskatchewan, to be received by May 17, 2018 in order to receive their degree at fall convocation.
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Students with outstanding official transcript obligations will be allowed to graduate and attend the Convocation ceremony, but will not receive the parchment, any other official documentation of the degree or receive official transcripts from the University of Saskatchewan until the outstanding documentation is received.
After you Graduate
Apply to new program
Graduates who plan to return to the college from which they are now receiving degrees, or to another college must submit a new admission application.
Graduate retention program
You may be eligible for a tax exemption after graduation of up to $20,000.
All alumni are members of the alumni association. Learn about the benefits and services available to you.
Degrees in absentia
Graduands are expected to attend the Convocation ceremony to receive their degrees in person. Those who do not attend will receive their diplomas by mail in June (Spring) or November (Fall). If you wish to pick up your degree after convocation, please contact email@example.com and ask to have your degree held from the mail out.
Replacement or Copy of a degree, diploma, or certificate
Parchment Replacements and Duplicate Copies:
Due to new regulations with credit card companies, we cannot accept credit card information via email. Parchment replacement forms with credit card payment can only be accepted through fax, mail and in person.
The University of Saskatchewan will provide a second copy of a parchment under the following circumstances:
- Official Name Change – The graduate must complete the parchment replacement form, supply a copy of supporting documentation (birth certificate, marriage license, etc.) and a reprint fee of $50 must be submitted.
- Original Incorrect – The graduate must return the original document. There will be no charge if the request is made within one year of graduation. If it is beyond this time the $50 reprint fee must be submitted.
- Original Lost or Destroyed - The student must submit a parchment replacement form and a reprint fee of $50.
- Original Never Received – The student must submit a written statement of request. There will be no charge if this request is made within one year of the graduation date. If it is beyond this time the $50 reprint fee must be submitted.
Graduates may also order duplicate copies of their parchment. A parchment form and a fee of $50 per copy is required.
Note: Graduates who graduated prior to 2011 and are ordering a duplicate, lost or destroyed or original never received will receive a parchment in the current style with current signatures.
The parchment is a legal document; therefore, the University of Saskatchewan reserves the right to limit the number of copies issued to any one person.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
LL.B to J.D.
To have your Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Degree changed to a Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree please visit the Law website for application details.
If you were a NEPS graduate between 2006-2009 and would like to have your degree printed with the appropriate logos, please visit the Nursing website for application details.
Release of information
Under s.23(2)(h) of the The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the University of Saskatchewan has the authority to publish and release information pertaining to the degrees, certificates or diplomas received by individuals.
If you are concerned about your name being published in the Convocation program, the StarPhoenix graduation section, college websites or publications, etc., please formally submit your reasons why to the University Registrar, E34-105 Administration Place, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5A2.
Generally, names will only be removed for reasons related to the personal safety of the individual.