Spring convocation ceremony

Friday, June 10, 2016


Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St., Toronto, ON.


Graduands are asked to arrive no later than 11:30 a.m. for the 1:30 p.m. ceremony.

Guests may arrive closer to the ceremony start time.


Graduands are asked to contact by mid-May if they or their guests require alternative access to the hall and seating, or require other accommodations.


Graduands will receive their diploma following the ceremony. Graduands will be asked to show photo identification when collecting their diploma.

Alumnus in the degree completion program, must return their AOCA/AOCAD diploma to the Office of the Registrar before the date of Spring Convocation.

Graduands unable to attend convocation can pick up their diploma at the Office of the Registrar the following business day, after 9:30 a.m.  Diplomas not collected  within 20 business days following convocation will be mailed to the graduand.

Please review the OCAD University Convocation (PDF) for additional information.

Graduation photography

Graduation photo services are provided by New Paramount Studios Ltd.
New Paramount Studios
837 St Clair Ave W, Toronto

Booking Instructions:  

Go to the New Paramount Studios website at  to "Book a photo shoot." You must book your appointment at least 12 hours in advance.

Deadline to have your graduation portrait taken if you wish to have it appear on the graduation composite is Saturday, April 23, 2016.

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Graduands must submit an intent to graduate form to the Office of the Registrar by the published deadline in order to be considered for graduation, both of which can be found below.

Note: All Intent to Graduate forms must be accompanied by payment of a $50 convocation fee.

Spring Graduation:

Friday, February 5, 2016 is the last day to submit an Intent to Graduate form to the Office of the Registrar for Spring 2016 Convocation without a late fee.

Late forms for 2016 Spring Graduation will be accepted until May 13 with a late fee.

Fall Graduation:

Friday, July 15, 2016: The last day to submit an Intent to Graduate form to the Office of the Registrar for Fall 2016 Graduation without a late fee.

Late forms for 2016 Fall Graduation will be accepted until October 7 with a late fee.

Note: Fall graduands are invited to the following spring convocation.

Graduation assessments

It is the responsibility of all students to be familiar with the specific requirements associated with the degree sought. While advising and counselling are available, it is the responsibility of students to ensure that all courses they take are appropriate to the program requirements of their program. Each student is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of their own academic records.

A formal assessment of any remaining requirements for graduation can be requested by completing and submitting the form below to the Office of the Registrar (please allow four to six weeks for processing):