Convocation

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The application for Fall 2021 Convocation is now CLOSED.

Fall 2021 Convocation

The Ministry of Colleges and Universities has recently issued an updated health measures framework related to mandatory vaccinations and physical distancing for all postsecondary institutions. To best support these policies, as well as Western’s own mandatory policy and several other health measures we have implemented to support the safety of our campus community, Fall Convocation 2021 will be held virtually. 

Although, at this time, we are not able to celebrate your ceremony in person, we would like to give you the opportunity to celebrate all that you have accomplished during your time here. We look forward to celebrating this tremendous accomplishment with you and commemorating this experience virtually on Friday, October 22, 2021. 

As such, we are planning a virtual convocation for Autumn 2021 graduates on Friday October 22, 2021 so that you can remotely share this moment with your family, friends, and the academic community. Each graduate will have the opportunity to be recognized with an official slide that can be customized with your photo and a personal message, and which can be downloaded and shared on social media. 

Please check Student Center > Graduation Status for confirmation of your graduation decision. 

To join the celebration, we invite you to register and submit the information needed to create a personalized graduation slide. An email with further instructions for registration was sent out on Tuesday, September 7 provided you had applied or were in completed status by September 3. If you applied to graduate or completed your program after September 3, you will receive the email after September 10. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please use the Office of the Registrar's Live Chat service.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I see that I am eligible to graduate?

Potential October graduates can check their status by logging into Student Center. If you see your graduation status updated to Program Complete you can run your Web Academic Report to see what will appear on a transcript.

Note: Degree conferred will not appear on a transcript until October 22, 2021.

I want to apply for graduation in February, when will that be available?

Application to graduate in February 2022 will open on November 1 for undergrads and is currently open for Master's and PhD students.

When can I get a letter that shows my program is complete?

Once Program Complete appears on your Web Academic Report (Unofficial Transcript) you can order an Official Western Letter on your Student Center under Academics > Official Western Letters.  The letter will show that your program is complete.

See https://registrar.uwo.ca/services/official_western_letters.html for full details on ordering an Official Western Letter including fees and processing time.

When can I get a letter that shows my degree is awarded?

Western degrees will be conferred and graduation "awarded" status will be reflected on your letter on October 22, 2021. You can order an Official Western Letter on your Student Center under Academics > Official Western Letters. 

See https://registrar.uwo.ca/services/official_western_letters.html for full details on ordering an Official Western Letter including fees and processing time.

When will my transcript show my program is complete?

Your transcript will show program complete once Program Complete appears on your Web Academic Report (Unofficial Transcript).

When will my transcript show that my degree has been conferred?

Western degrees will be conferred and graduation "awarded" status will be reflected on official transcripts on October 22, 2021.

How will I receive my diploma?

In order to keep both you and our campus safe, Western will courier your diploma to you. Please ensure your mailing address and phone number is accurate in Student Center under ‘Your Current Address’.

Can I get my diploma and still walk on in a future ceremony?

Yes, you can get your diploma and still participate in a future ceremony.

How can I order a frame for my diploma?

You can order your diploma frame through The Book Store at Western https://bookstore.uwo.ca/products/bookstore/frames.