Applying to Graduate

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Updated March 17, 2021:
In-person Spring 2021 convocation ceremonies have been postponed as part of our larger response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are approved for convocation, your degree will be conferred on June 18, 2021.
For more information, please visit: Convocation.

How to Apply to Graduate

All students must apply to graduate through their Student Center. To apply, log in with your Western ID and from the Main Menu, select Self Service > Graduation > Apply for Graduation and follow the on-screen instructions. You must also ensure that you verify your name on the system.

Undergraduate, Professional, Certificate and Diploma Students*

You must apply to graduate by the deadlines below:

  • Spring Convocation (June): April 30
  • Autumn Convocation (October): September 8
  • In-Absentia February Convocation: January 22

Graduate (School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies) Students**

You must also apply by the deadlines below:

  • Spring Convocation (June): April 30
  • Autumn Convocation (October): August 31
  • In-Absentia February Convocation: December 31