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.


Spring convocation schedule

June 3, 2 pm
College of Education
June 4, 9 am:
College of Arts and Science, Office of the Provost, and School of Public Health
June 4, 2 pm
College of Arts and Science, School of Environment and Sustainability, and Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
June 5, 9 am
Edwards School of Business, and College of Law
June 5, 2 pm
College of Agriculture and Bioresources, and Western College of Veterinary Medicine
June 6, 9 am
Colleges of Kinesiology, Medicine, and Pharmacy and Nutrition
June 6, 2 pm
Colleges of Dentistry, and Nursing
June 7, 9 am
College of Engineering

Watch past convocation ceremonies on our YouTube channel.


There are many ways to celebrate the class of 2024! You can proudly display a graduation lawn sign, buy a USask parchment frame, or use #USaskClassOf2024 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 the alumni and friends website. Update your contact information to receive the Green & White alumni e-newsletter, invitations to alumni events in your area and to ensure you don't miss any of our alumni contests.

Honorary degrees and award recipients

Awards and HD Image

As part of convocation ceremonies this spring, honorary degrees are presented to four distinguished community members, and awards are presented to our top researcher and graduating students.

Convocation through the years

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First convocation granting earned degrees held at the Collegiate Institute (Nutana Collegiate).

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Ceremony moves to Convocation Hall in the newly completed College Building (Peter MacKinnon Building).

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Convocation moves off campus to the larger facilities of Third Avenue United Church

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Ceremony moves back to campus to the gymnasium in the newly completed Physical Education Building.

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Convocation moves downtown to Centennial Auditorium (TCU Place)



The USask powwow, a mainstay on campus since the 1980s, is moved to spring to celebrate the achievements of Indigenous USask and high school graduates.

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Convocation comes home to campus at Merlis Belsher Place.

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.

Hour Song symbol

Honour Song

To start the ceremony, everyone stands as an honour song begins, and graduands and the platform party enter. Honour songs are a First Nations tradition that demonstrate respect for an individual or group in recognition of their accomplishments.

Academic dress

A black gown is worn by those graduating with bachelor’s, master’s and doctor’s degrees. The gown has pointed sleeves at the bottom for the bachelor’s degree, long sleeve and a semi-circular cut at the bottom for the master’s degree, and round open sleeves for the doctor’s 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. Doctor's 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 doctor’s dress.


Show us how you are celebrating on your social media accounts and make sure to include #USaskClassOf2024 in your posts. Incorporate USask themed GIFs by searching "USask".