Congratulations! You’ve finished your program and are ready to graduate.

Important information

Students must submit an intent to graduate to be included in the next graduating class. Submit the intent form via your by logging into the student self-serve portal, clicking on the Student Access tab, and clicking on GraduationApp. The form also contains deadline and processing fee information.

You are able to track the status of your application to graduate using the portal. Under GraduationApp, you can verify that your application has been received, when it has been approved, how your name will appear on your diploma and how your name and hometown will appear in the Convocation program. Email if a change is required.

If your application is denied, you will receive an email and the explanation will be noted on the portal. Your academic adviser can also elaborate on the reasons for being denied.

If your application is approved, the date and time of your graduation ceremony will also be updated on the portal closer to Convocation. Check the date and time of your ceremony (updated as information is made available).

Double majors can view their majors in the Program Status section of the portal. The major listed first is the ceremony you will attend; for example, if you are receiving your Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and History, you should attend the Sociology ceremony.

You will not receive your diploma until you have cleared the balance on your student account. An alert will be posted on your application to graduate and you will not be able to track the status of your application.

  • Plan to arrive 60 to 90 minutes prior to the ceremony’s scheduled start time. The graduand procession will begin 20 minutes before the ceremony, so it’s important that you arrive on time.
  • Pick up your gown and hood in the Bob Davis Gymnasium. There is no need to reserve your regalia and there is no charge. You will be given instructions for the ceremony at this time.
  • Bring photo ID with you.
  • Valuables can be left with the staff in the gowning room during the ceremony.
  • The ceremony is approximately 90 minutes long.

There are no tickets. Graduates are welcome to bring as many guests as they would like. However, please note the seating is on a first-come first-served basis.

If you are unable to attend Convocation and would like your diploma picked up by someone else or mailed to you, please fill out a graduation in absentia form. It is not necessary to fill out the form if you will pick your diploma up in person. Please go to the Office of the Registrar, third floor of the Schmon Tower, to pick up your diploma a minimum of three working days after the final graduation ceremony. Graduates wishing their diplomas to be mailed internationally (including to the U.S.) will be required to pay a courier fee. The graduation In absentia form is available online.

Use the Defer this Application option under GraduationApp in the portal. The intent to graduate processing fee is a one-time payment, so it will be deferred along with your application. Any problems or assistance with the deferral process can be directed to

Following Convocation, you may order a copy of your diploma or certificate. Students commonly request duplicate diplomas to provide to potential employers or for immigration purposes.

Get the request for a duplicate or replacement diploma

Should you need further assistance, please email

Parking is free for the ceremonies; please follow the signs. Guests with special needs can be dropped off at the door to the Walker Complex.

Please contact if you or any of your guests require sign language interpreting services or special assistance seating.

Accessibility at Brock

The Brock Campus Store will be set up in the Walker Complex for Convocation to help you with all your convocation needs. Pre-order your diploma frames and jump to the front of the line to pick them up after the ceremony.
Learn more about pre-ordering your diploma frame. Brock giftware, flowers, official Brock jewellers and last-minute items, such as batteries and memory cards will also be available.

There will be a reception with light refreshments immediately following the ceremony in the Alumni tent.  Hope to see you there!