Apply for Convocation

The University of Alberta holds two convocations each year:

  • Spring Convocation in June
  • Fall Convocation in November

To convocate, students must complete the following steps before the graduate student convocation deadlines:

1. Apply for Convocation

  • To apply for graduation, open Bear Tracks and find the Academics menu. 
  • Click on the "Graduation” link in the "My Academics" folder, then"Apply for Graduation." 
  • Select your program and follow the instructions to complete your application.

Remember: Your convocation application is subject to review and approval by the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (GPS). Applying to convocate on Bear Tracks does not guarantee convocation.

2. Compile Your Supporting Documents

Make sure the department has sent the appropriate program completion form to GPS. You can find all program completion forms in the Forms Cabinet.

3. Submit Your Thesis (Thesis-based Students Only)

If you’re in a thesis-based master’s or doctoral program, submit your thesis for review and approval by GPS.

4. Fee Payment

Remember to pay any outstanding fees. We cannot release parchments or official documents if there are unpaid balances on your account.

For more information about convocation ceremony dates and tickets and to verify your convocation status, visit the Convocation section of the Registrar's Office website.