Established in 1907, the University of Saskatchewan has a long history of excellence. USask is one of the top research-intensive, medical doctoral universities in Canada. Our graduates, recognized for their strong work ethic, resourceful nature and determination, are leading change here at home and around the world.
For more information about convocation and graduating at USask, visit the graduation and convocation webpage.
November 9, 9 am
College of Agriculture and Bioresources, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Dentistry, College of Kinesiology, College of Law, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, School of Rehabilitation Science, School of Public Health, and Western College of Veterinary Medicine
November 9, 2 pm
College of Arts and Science, Office of the Provost, Edwards School of Business, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, and School of Environment and Sustainability
Watch past convocation ceremonies on our YouTube channel.
There are many ways to celebrate the class of 2022! Can you proudly display a graduation lawn sign, buy a USask parchment frame, or use #USaskClassOf2022 and USask-themed GIFs in your social posts.
Welcome to the USask Alumni family
USask Alumni is proud to call you one of our own. There are so many reasons to stay connected to USask once you graduate!
Learn about the benefits and perks you're eligible to receive as a USask graduate by following @USaskAlumni on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and by visiting our website. Update your contact information to receive the annual Green & White alumni magazine, the monthly newsletter, invitations to alumni events, and to ensure you don't miss any of our alumni contests.
Celebrating our Golden Grads
As we celebrate the class of 2022, we also celebrate the class of 1972. It is our tradition to honour graduates from 50 years ago who we call Golden Grads. Visit the USask Alumni website to see how we celebrate this milestone.
Honorary degree and award recipients
As part of convocation ceremonies this fall, an honorary degree is presented to a distinguished community member, and awards are presented to our top teacher, researcher and graduating students.
Convocation through the years
First convocation granting earned degrees held at the Collegiate Institute (Nutana Collegiate).
Ceremony moves to Convocation Hall in the newly completed College Building (Peter MacKinnon Building).
Convocation moves off campus to the larger facilities of Third Avenue United Church.
The ceremony moves back to campus to the gymnasium in the newly completed Physical Education Building.
Convocation moves downtown to Centennial Auditorium (TCU Place).
The USask powwow, a mainstay on campus since the 1980s, moves to the spring to celebrate the achievements of Indigenous USask and high school graduates.
Convocation comes home to campus at Merlis Belsher Place.
In line with government requirements regarding COVID-19 prevention, in-person convocation ceremonies are canceled, and graduates are celebrated online and in other ways.
The Graduation Powwow event changes to the Indigenous Graduation Celebration.
After monitoring public health data and in consultation with experts, in-person convocation ceremonies resume.
University of Saskatchewan Archives & Special Collections, Photograph Collection — chronologically from top left: A-3638, A-1664, B-150, A-9381, A-9697.
At the University of Saskatchewan, our convocation marks the transition from the role of student to the holder of a degree with its accompanying rights and privileges. During the event, we also award degrees to honorary degree recipients, celebrate the academic achievements of our most talented graduates, and acknowledge our most distinguished teachers and researchers.
Convocation is a time to congratulate graduates and share stories of hard work, creativity and accomplishment—our president and honorary degree recipients tell these stories at convocation.
Graduate entry song
To start the ceremony, everyone stands as an entry song begins, and graduands and the platform party enter.
A black gown is worn by those graduating with bachelor’s, and master’s, while a black gown with green patches is worn by those receiving a doctoral degree. The gown has pointed sleeves at the bottom for the bachelor's degree, a long sleeve and a semi-circular cut at the bottom for the master's degree, and round open sleeves for the doctoral degree. The doctoral gown incorporates green and gold on the front and sleeve panels.
The hoods for the bachelor's and master's degrees are black. The master's and doctor's hoods have a lining and the bachelor's has an edging (and in some cases, a lining) of a color distinctive of the degree. Doctoral hoods have a green satin lining with gold trim, and the honorary degree hoods feature a white satin trim. A velvet Beefeater-style hat with a green, gold and white tassel is also part of the doctoral dress.
Indigenous Graduation Celebration
The Indigenous Graduation Celebration takes place in the spring of each year. Métis, First Nations and Inuit graduates and their families come together with university leadership, faculty, staff and community to celebrate graduates' academic success.
2022 fall graduates will be invited to the 2023 Indigenous Graduation in the spring.