Ceremonies

Be backstage 45 minutes before your ceremony commences. Each ceremony usually runs for 2 1/2 hours. Parking is available in the mall parking lot north of TCU Place.

The last day to withdraw your application to graduate is May 15, 2018.

Monday, June 4, 2018

9:00am Engineering

  • Certificate in Professional Communication

Honorary Degree Recipient, Dave King


2:00pm Education

  • Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language

Honorary Degree Recipient, Joni Mitchell

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

9:00am Arts and Science (see below), Distance Education Unit (Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education), University Language Centre (English for Academic Purposes and Graduate Pathways Certificate), Graduate Professional Skills Certificate and School of Public Health

  • Aboriginal Public Administration
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Bioinformatics
  • Chemistry
  • Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Corrections
  • Drama
  • English
  • Geophysics
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Indigenous Studies
  • International Studies
  • Jazz
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Northern Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Prairie Studies
  • Political Studies
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Religion & Culture
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • Toxicology
  • Women's and Gender Studies

Honorary Degree Recipient - Leonard Edwards


2:00pm Arts and Science (see below), School of Environment and Sustainability and Johnson Shoyama School of Public Policy

  • Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Biotechnology and Microbiology
  • Biotechnology, Microbiology & Immunology
  • Business Economics
  • Computing
  • Criminology and Addictions
  • Economics
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Earth Science
  • Environment & Society
  • Food Science
  • French
  • Geology
  • German
  • Health Studies
  • Interactive Systems Design
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Palaeobiology
  • Physiology and Pharmacology
  • Regional and Urban Planning
  • Spanish
  • Sociology

MSC and PhD students with a major in Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Health Sciences, Microbiology and Immunology, Pharmacology and Physiology will graduate with the College of Medicine.

MSC and PhD students with a major in Toxicology will graduate with the College of Veterinary Medicine

Honorary Degree Recipient - David Carpenter

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

9:00am Edwards School of Business and Law

  • Aboriginal Business Administration Certificate
  • Business Administration Certificate

Honorary Degree Recipient - Merlis Belsher


2:00pm Agriculture and Bioresources

  • Prairie Horticulture Certificate

Honorary Degree Recipient - Agnes Herzberg

Thursday, June 7, 2018

9:00am Kinesiology, Medicine, Pharmacy and Nutrition, School of Physical Therapy and Veterinary Medicine

Honorary Degree Recipient - Ross Petty


2:00pm Dentistry and Nursing

Honorary Degree Recipient - Joseph Quewezance

Ceremony details

Programs - programs are handed out at each ceremony. View a past ceremony program. 

Honorary award recipients - In addition to awarding thousands of degrees to students, a number of honorary degrees and awards will be presented to deserving individuals.

Orators - Orators were selected through an audition process to read out the names of degree recipients as they receive their parchments.

Watch past convocation ceremonies

Tickets

Tickets are required to attend the ceremony.  Each graduate can order up to 4 guest tickets beginning on April 11 at 12:00pm through the Convocation Information Channel in PAWS.   The deadline to order tickets is May 2.

Extra tickets may be available and are given out on a first come, first serve basis starting May 10 at 12:00pm through the Convocation Information Channel in PAWS.  The deadline to try for extra tickets is May 31.

Graduates or guests with disabilities: if you did not indicate when ordering tickets about your or a guests required accommodations or special arrangements contact convocation@usask.ca or phone 306-966-6735.

If your guests require an invitation letter to secure travel documents, information on how to write an inivtation letter can be found in the "inviting friends and family" and the IRCC guide. If you have question please contact convocation@usask.ca

Convocation is a public event where photographs will be taken and the ceremonies will be streamed live on the internet.  By attending convocation, you are giving the University of Saskatchewan permission to use any photos or other media in future promotional materials, programs, websites, etc.

Gowns

Gowns will be available to order beginning on April 11, 2018 at noon and will close on May 18. If you forget to rent a gown, you may rent one on location at TCU Place prior to your ceremony. Graduands who attend the Convocation ceremony are required to wear proper academic dress. Graduands must obtain the hood for the degree they are receiving, not for a degree they may already hold. Be sure to obtain a gown and hood prior to the time of assembly. Gowns and hoods are available on a non-refundable rental basis.

If you have forgotten to return your gown contact Gaspard at 1-800-380-8214 or frontdesk@gaspard.ca for instructions on how to return your gown.

Outstanding fees and transcripts

Outstanding Fees

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 convocation ceremony is May 4, 2018.

Transcripts

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 spring 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.

To view holds against your account:

  1. Log into the Tuition & Fees Channel in
  2. Select View Holds Against your Account

Alumni Contest

 There are so many reasons to stay connected to USASK once you graduate. 2018 graduates will be entered to win one of four $250 gift cards to Best Buy if they update their contact information between May 11-June 10

Degree Frames

Four ways to purchase your degree frame:

  1. Online for delivery: Purchase online any time for delivery directly to your home.
  2. Purchase online for pickup at convocation.
  3. In person at TCU Place: Purchase your frame onsite at TCU Place from June 4-7, 2018, after each ceremony. Inventory may be limited.
  4. In Person, year-round: Purchase a frame at Shop usask Preston Crossing or Shop usask Bookstore all year round.

Graduation Flowers

Fresh roses will be available for purchase at TCU Place from June 4-7. To reserve a bouquet, order online and pick it up when you get to TCU Place.

Photography

The Convocation Office will be coordinating graduation photography through Grad Images Photography.  A photo will be taken of you when you receive your degree at convocation.  Proofs will be sent to your PAWS account email a few weeks after convocation, where you will have the opportunity to purchase your photos.

Some colleges arrange formal graduation photos through the student unions.  Contact the student union in your college to find out more information.