Spring 2020 Convocation and Graduation

As we approach the end of the Winter 2020 semester, you may have questions about how the current COVID-19 situation may impact your graduation and the convocation ceremony.

The difference between graduation and convocation 

Graduation marks the successful completion of your academic program. Information about applying for graduation and assessing your eligibility to graduate is available through the York Convocation website.

The convocation ceremony is a public celebration of the completion of your academic program. While attending a convocation ceremony is not mandatory, it is an opportunity for you celebrate your achievement with your family and friends.

Check the status of your application to graduate 

Information about how and when the Degree Audit Office assesses your eligibility to graduate can be found here. Once final grade reports are released, your academic decision will confirm whether or not you are eligible to graduate. Your graduation decision and the conferral date will appear on your grade report and transcript as early as mid-May.

Transcripts and diplomas

If you require a transcript to be sent to another institution, you can order your transcript online. You or your potential employer can also go to YU Verify to confirm your credentials. Once you have graduated, we will communicate with you about how to obtain your diploma.

Status of June 2020 Convocation  

On March 24, 2020 you received a communication from President Lenton, indicating spring convocation ceremonies have been postponed. Consideration is being given to alternative convocation plans, including virtual options and an expansion of the Fall 2020 ceremony to which you will be invited. You will receive more information as soon as details are confirmed.

We realize that the postponement of the spring convocation ceremony is disappointing, but we look forward to celebrating your achievements in another format soon.

Darran A. Fernandez
University Registrar
York University