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, 2017.

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  in 'Profile' located under your name on the top right.

May 1, 2017  is the deadline to submit any name changes for Spring Convocation purposes

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 fall convocation ceremony is TBD

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 TBD 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 TBD in order to receive their degree at spring convocation. 

Mail to:
Recruitment and Admissions
University of Saskatchewan
105 Administration Place
Saskatoon, SK  S7N 5A2
Canada

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.

Ceremonies

Convocation

Celebrate your graduation as you are admitted to your degree. Learn about your Convocation details including tickets, gowns and ceremony dates.

Other ceremonies

Interested in past programs and video streams or future ceremony dates?

Graduation Powwow

Each May, all Aboriginal graduates are recognized and honoured.

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.

Alumni assocation

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 convocation@usask.ca 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.  Reprint is done in current style with the signatures of officials now in office along with the date you originally graduated.  
  • 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.  Reprint is done with the signatures of officials in office at the time you graduated along with the date you originally graduated.

  • Original Lost or Destroyed - The student must submit a parchment replacement form and a reprint fee of $50.  Reprint is done with the signatures of officials in office at the time you graduated along with the date you originally graduated.

  • 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.  Reprint is with the signatures of officials in office at the time you graduated along with the date you originally graduated.

Graduates may also order duplicate copies of their parchment.  A parchment form and a fee of $50 per copy is required.  Duplicate copies will be done with the signatures of officials in office at the time you graduated. 

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 convocation@usask.ca 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.

NEPS

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.