XI. Convocation

Convocation ceremonies are held in May/June and October.

11.1 Applying to Graduate

Applications to graduate are made through dalonline.dal.ca by December 1 for Spring Convocation and by July 1 for Fall Convocation. Dates and information are available on the Convocation website. A $50 fee will be charged for applications submitted after the deadline. Applying to graduate is a requirement to graduate.

In the event that a student has applied to graduate but will not graduate, the student must complete the Request to Cancel Application to Graduate. Students must apply to graduate again by the appropriate deadline in order to be included at a later convocation.

11.2 Letter of Confirmation for Completion of Degree

When a student has fulfilled all the requirements for the degree in advance of the official graduation date, a letter to that effect can be obtained from the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The Degree Requirements Met Request Form is located on the Faculty of Graduate Studies website under Forms and Documents.

11.3 Conferring of Degrees

Successful candidates for degrees are invited to appear at convocation in the proper academic dress to have the degree conferred upon them. Any graduating student who is unable to appear at the convocation is expected to notify the Registrar in writing before May 4 for the Spring Convocation or September 15 for Fall Convocation, giving the address to which the degree or diploma is to be mailed.

Detailed information regarding upcoming ceremony dates, location, dress, etc. is available on the Convocation website.

11.4 Academic Dress

Graduates of the University are entitled to acdemic dress. All academic dress worn to represent Dalhousie University must be approved by Senate. For more information regarding academic dress by degree program, please visit the Convocation website.