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Graduation

Find out everything you need to know about one of the biggest milestones in your life – your graduation!

Convocation

Student in graduation gown receiving degree and diploma

Convocation ceremonies will take place Monday, June 18, 2018 at the Pearson Convention Centre, 2638 Steeles Avenue E., Brampton, Ont.

Ceremony times for each program are as follows:

10:00 AM – Justice Studies, Justice BAA, Family and Community Social Services & Psychology 
1:00 PM –   Early Childhood Studies, Kinesiology & Media Studies
4:00 PM –   Business Administration

You are responsible for ensuring the following two tasks are completed:

1. MARCHING ORDER

We use a system called Marching Order, which will allow for your names to appear on the screen as you cross the stage and provide the name reader with the proper pronunciation. 

All graduates are required to register using the steps below by May 25, 2018. To register, please do the following: 

1)  Go to the Marching Order Website: https://guelphhumber.marchingorder.com/#/
2) Click “Please click here to register” under New User 
3) Enter your UofGH (GryphMail) email address 
4) An email will be sent to you prompting you to create a password 
5) Login and complete the form. 

There will not be an email to confirm your submission to Marching Order. To double-check that you have completed the process properly, log back in and look for a checkmark.
 

2. REGALIA (CAP & GOWN) RENTAL
Gowns and caps are ordered through a third-party company, Gaspard & Sons. To choose your gown size and place your order, you must register on Gaspard’s website: https://www.buildagrad.ca/uguelphhumber

Orders placed in the pre-order period before June 1, 2018 will be charged a $30 rental fee. Those who do not pre-order a gown will be required to pay $40 rental fee on event day. Payment can be made by debt card, credit card, or cash. 

Please note, the caps are yours to keep, but the gowns must be returned at the end of the ceremony. All graduands are required to wear a gown during the ceremony.


Other Ceremony Information

All graduating students are required to arrive one hour before the ceremony start time in order to pick up gowns, hoods and other required materials. You will require a piece of ID when you check in.

Purses and other belongings will not be allowed with you into the ceremony. Please make arrangements to leave these items with guests. We cannot guarantee the security of any items left in the gowning area.

Guests should plan to arrive 30 minutes before the start of the convocation ceremony, and be seated in the convocation hall 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the ceremony. Latecomers will be directed by convocation staff and seated at a suitable time in the proceedings, subject to seating availability. Please encourage your guests to arrive together if they would like to be seated together, as they will be unable to reserve seats in advance.

Flowers, Degree and Diploma Frames, Class T-shirts and Other University of Guelph-Humber memorabilia will be available for purchase at the venue.
 

Live Streaming

Guests who are unable to attend the ceremony in person are still able to watch from home. The ceremonies will be streamed live on the University of Guelph-Humber website through this link. Please login 2-3 min. before the scheduled Ceremony Start time.

Graduation FAQs

Applying to Graduate

Q: What does Baccalaureate mean?

On the application to graduate, there is an option for your degree to read as Baccalaureate. This is the Latin term for Bachelor’s degree. These terms mean the same thing. When completing your Application to Graduate on WebAdvisor, please choose one as you would like it to appear on your degree.

Q: What is my academic standing on graduation/how do I find my standing on graduation?

Your standing on graduation is determined by your cumulative average. To find your standing on graduation, log in to WebAdvisor to view your Academic Profile. From there, select Academic Program & Evaluation to review your Profile Sheet. This will clearly outline if you have completed your graduation requirements.

Standing on graduation is noted for graduates from the honours programs as follows:

  • Degree with Distinction: Cumulative average of 80% or higher.
  • Degree with Honours: Cumulative average of 70-79%.
  • Degree with Standing: Cumulative average of less than 70%.

For further questions about this, please contact your Academic Advisor.

Q: What does it mean to be placed on "Financial Sanction"?

Any graduating student who has an outstanding balance at the time of Convocation will be placed on Financial Sanction and will not be issued the official degree or diploma parchment at the Convocation ceremony. Parchments will be withheld until payment is made.

Parchments/Transcripts

Q: How will my name be displayed on the parchment?

Your name will be displayed exactly how it is shown on WebAdvisor. For example if WebAdvisor shows your first, middle and last names, your parchments will reflect the same.

Before submitting your Application to Graduate, please ensure that your name is spelled correctly in WebAdvisor.

Q: Can I change the name that appears on my parchment?

Yes, please complete the Application to Graduate Change Request form and attach two pieces of government ID (i.e. citizenship card, driver’s license, and passport) that show the desired name. Note that only legal names will be used. The completed form can be dropped off to Student Financial Services located in GH112 or emailed to Graduate@guelphhumber.ca. All changes must be made prior to May 3, 2018 in order for the request to be reflected on your parchments.

Q: Will my standing on graduation (Honours or Distinction) be noted on my parchment?

No; your standing on graduation will not show on your parchments. It will only show on your transcript documents.

At the Convocation ceremony, only those graduands whose standing is at the Honours and Distinction levels will be indicated in the programme; graduands whose standing is at the Distinction level will be announced.

Q: Can I take courses after I graduate? If so, does it affect my GPA?

Yes; you can take courses as a Visiting Student following your graduation date. The grades you achieve in these courses will affect your cumulative GPA but it will not change your standing on graduation (Honours or Distinction).

Convocation

Q: If I am unable to attend Convocation, how do I receive my parchments?

Your parchments will be sent to you via mail following the Convocation proceedings, to the address we have on file for you. Make sure this is correct!

Q: I would like to change the address or phone number on my record.

You can change your address and phone number information through WebAdvisor. The deadline to make changes to your mailing address in order to receive your parchment is May 3, 2018.

Q: I graduated and received my parchments in November 2017 and I wish to attend a Convocation ceremony.

If you graduated in fall and plan to attend, please send an email to graduate@guelphhumber.ca with the subject heading FALL2017Grad and let us know you plan to attend.

Q: Do infants that will be attending the Convocation ceremony (but will be seated on an adult's lap) require an additional ticket?

Tickets are issued according to the number of seats available. If children require a seat, please be sure to have the appropriate number of tickets. If the child is able to share a seat with an adult, they do not require an additional ticket.

Q: How many tickets will each student receive?

Two guest tickets. Graduating students do not require a ticket.

Q: Who do I contact regarding accessibility requirements?

The Pearson Convention Centre is wheelchair accessible. A ramp is installed on stage to ensure accessibility for all students crossing the stage. Closed Captioning will be available for all ceremonies. If you would like to make special arrangements to ensure clear visibility of captioned text, please contact graduate@guelphhumber.ca.

If you require accessible seating for your guests, or have other accessibility requirements, please indicate your requests by sending an email to graduate@guelphhumber.ca.

If you are a graduating student and have accessibility needs not mentioned above (eg. Braille or alternate format parchment/degree, attendant support for stage or seating navigation, etc.) for the Convocation ceremony, please contact us at graduate@guelphhumber.ca. Please indicate in as much detail as you can, your specific accommodation needs and identify your program and student number.