Graduation

Students must submit an Intent to Graduate through Self-Service ('My Academics' > 'Graduation') by the published deadline in order to be considered for graduation.

Note: The required convocation fee of $50.00 must be paid when students submit an Intent to Graduate through Self-Service. Late submissions are subject to an additional $50.00 late fee. The fee is payable using Mastercard or Visa. If you wish to pay with other forms of tender (i.e., cash, debit, Amex, etc.), payments must be made in-person at the Cashier’s Office, 230 Richmond Street West, Level 7.

Students are asked to include the phonetic spelling of their legal name on the Intent to Graduate to assist with the proper pronunciation of their names at the Convocation Ceremony. 

For more information, review Policy #1013 Graduation Approval Process and Convocation.

Fall Graduation: 

Starting May 10, submit your Intent to Graduate for fall-term graduation if you have already completed your major/program requirements or are completing them in the spring/summer term.

Monday, July 30, 2018 is the last day to submit an Intent to Graduate Fall 2018 and pay without a late fee. 

Late submissions for Fall 2018 Graduation will be accepted until Monday, September 10, 2018 with a late fee.

Note: Students who have met all graduation requirements will be reviewed and approved to graduate by the OCAD University Senate at its September meeting. Fall graduands are invited to the following spring convocation ceremony.

Winter Graduation:

Starting September 11, submit your Intent to Graduate for winter-term graduation if you have already completed your major/program requirements or are completing them in the fall term.

Monday, December 10, 2018 is the last day to submit an Intent to Graduate Winter 2019 and pay without a late fee. 

Late submissions for Winter 2019 Graduation will be accepted until Monday, January 14, 2019 with a late fee.

Note: Students who have met all graduation requirements will be reviewed and approved to graduate by the OCAD University Senate at its January meeting. Winter graduands are invited to the following spring convocation ceremony.

Spring Graduation:

Submit your Intent to Graduate for spring/summer-term graduation if you have already completed your major/program requirements or are completing them in the winter term.

Monday, February 12, 2018 is the last day to submit an Intent to Graduate Spring 2018 and pay without a late fee.

Late submissions for Spring 2018 Graduation will be accepted until Wednesday, May 9, 2018 with a late fee.

Note: Students who have met all graduation requirements will be reviewed and approved to graduate by the OCAD University Senate at its May meeting.

Graduation assessments

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

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):

Convocation

Spring 2018 Convocation ceremonies

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Morning Ceremony: 10:30 a.m.
Afternoon Ceremony: 3:30 p.m.

Location

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

Arrival

Morning Ceremony:
AOCAD Diploma Design, Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Material Art & Design)
Graduands are asked to arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. for the 10:30 a.m. ceremony.

Afternoon Ceremony:
AOCAD Diploma Art, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Design (Digital Futures), Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graduate Diploma, Master of Arts, Master of Design, Master of Fine Arts
Graduands are asked to arrive no later than 2:00 p.m. for the 3:30 p.m. ceremony.

Guests may arrive closer to the ceremony start time.

OCAD University Convocation​ and Graduation Information Document (PDF)

Diploma

Graduands unable to attend convocation can pick up their diploma at the Office of the Registrar after 9:30 a.m. on the next business day. Diplomas not collected within 20 business days following convocation will be mailed to the address in your User Profile in My OCAD U Records (Self-Service).

Special Permission

Under exceptional, extenuating circumstances, students who have fulfilled all core requirements for their major program and completed all but one 0.5 credit elective course may submit a written appeal for special permission to participate in convocation ceremonies. Appeals must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar and will be considered by the student’s Dean.

 

Graduation Portraits

New Paramount Studios has been engaged to provide graduation portrait photography services. Onsite appointments are available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday, March 6 to March 29.

Booking Instructions:
Book a photoshoot online at www.appointment.com/newparamount. You must book your appointment at least 12 hours in advance.

Sitting Fee: $25 payable at time of sitting, cash only - includes online proofs and a complimentary graduation composite if studio appointment is booked by April 14.

Where: All sittings will take place in room 318, level 3, 205 Richmond Street West [updated: 2018-02-27]

You should arrive 10 minutes before your appointment for registration. The New Paramount Studio website includes tips on what to wear.

Note: You will be notified of ongoing special and graduate only discounts on New Paramount Studios photography services via email.

If you have any questions, please contact New Paramount Studios at nps@look.ca or 416-653-5103.