Applying to Graduate

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Updated 15th July 2020:
Western’s fall convocation has been postponed as part of our larger response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all scheduled ceremony dates from October 21-23, 2020. To be considered for graduation in the fall, you must still Apply to Graduate by following the information below. 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