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The Founding College of the University of Toronto
Students in front of University College during spring convocation dressed in their gowns

Graduating Students

Request Graduation

Your eligibility to graduate will be assessed using your current courses on the assumption that you will be successful in them and will meet your degree and program requirements. You can check your degree and program requirements on Degree Explorer.

Login to ACORN to apply for graduation.

Degree Request / Graduation Cancellation

The Degree Request/Cancellation form can be used for the following reasons: 

  1. You are unable to request graduation on ACORN
  2. You wish to cancel your graduation request 
  3. You wish to upgrade your Bachelor (3-year degree) to a Honours (4-year degree)

Download the Degree Request/Cancellation Form

Once the form is complete, either email the form to or drop it off in person at the office.

Name Changes

Your name as it appears on ACORN is the name that will appear on your diploma.

You may wish to update your legal name if you want to include your middle name, have recently had a legal name change or have special characters that you wish to be shown on your diploma.

The deadline to submit name change requests for June 2020 graduation is March 19, 2020. If changes are not made prior to convocation, you will be required to order a replacement diploma.

Note: Name change requests must be submitted in person to the UC Registrar’s Office, along with valid government-issued photo identification to be processed. 

Download the Change of Name or Gender Request Form

Graduation Photos

**Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Lassman Studios Photography is currently postponing all graduation photography. They have every intention of ensuring that all graduation photos will be taken when appropriate and thank you for your understanding as this situation evolves. 

The number one priority at this time is the safety of our staff and all graduating students. Lassman Studios Photography will be notifying all schools and students via email once the new schedules have been posted. 

Stay safe and healthy.  [Updated March 25, 2020]**

Graduation photos for University College students are provided by Lassman Studios Photography and are ongoing for both June and November 2020 graduation. You must have your photo taken with Lassman Studios Photography if you wish to appear in the University College graduating class composite. A full enhanced sitting costs $30 (cash only) and includes unlimited poses in the allotted time period as well as a 16x20 printed copy of your composite and hard copy proofs. If you do not wish to get hard copy proofs, the cost is $25. If you only want to be included in the composite, you can have your photo taken at no charge. 

To book your appointment with Lassman Studios Photography, please follow the steps listed below: 

  1. Visit Lassman Studios website;   

  2. Enter uc20 in the school ID to access the availability schedule; and  

  3. Book your appointment online.  

*Additional dates will be added for the 2020 Winter Session* 

A reminder that there is currently no wheelchair-accessible entrance to University College until further notice. Should you require accommodation, please inform Lassman Studios Photography at the time of your booking.  

For more information or assistance, please contact either Lassman Studios, UC Lit Office or the Student Life Office

Graduation Letters

You can request a letter from the Faculty of Arts & Science confirming your intent to graduate, your eligibility to graduate or to confirm graduation.

Visit the Office of the Faculty Registrar to request graduation letters.

Degree Drop-Down Form

If you complete all the degree requirements of the Honours degree except the minimum cumulative GPA requirement of 1.85, you can request a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree (BA or BSc). Please submit the completed form to the UC Registrar's Office.

Download the degree drop-down form.


Not Attending Convocation

If you're unable to attend your Convocation ceremony, you may obtain your diploma by picking it up in person at the Office of Convocation or arrange for it to be delivered.

Visit the Office of Convocation website for more information on how to get your diploma.

Applying to Graduate School

Are you thinking about applying to graduate school? The School of Graduate Studies at U of T offers on-campus information sessions, online chat sessions and webinars to provide you with further information. 

Visit the School of Graduate Studies website for more information.

Asia-Pacific Graduation Ceremony

An Asia-Pacific Graduation Ceremony is held in Hong Kong every two years.

Learn more by visiting the Office of Convocation website.