About to graduate? You’ve nearly made it!
Before you can receive your degree, there are a few things to keep in mind.
First of all, you must register in order to receive your degree, whether or not you are attending your Convocation ceremony. For information on how to register, choose your student category below.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Ottawa has had to make the difficult decision not to move forward with in-person convocation ceremonies scheduled for June 7 to 10, 2020. This will not affect the granting of degrees. Below is important information on what comes next.
Registering for your degree and requesting your diploma
All graduating students must register in order to receive their degree and obtain their diploma. If you haven’t yet done so, register as soon as possible. We have extended the deadline to Saturday, April 4, 2020.
To register, log into uoZone. On the Applications tab, select Apply for graduation and follow the instructions.
When will the list of graduates be posted?
Degrees will be conferred by the Senate of the University of Ottawa around the end of May 2020 and the list of graduates will be published on our website then.
When and how will I receive my diploma?
We anticipate being able to send you your diploma in June 2020. If your degree was conferred in December 2019 or March 2020, we will send it to you in a few weeks. Given the current situation, please allow for delays in the postal system.
If you have a Canadian address, you will receive your diploma by regular mail. If you have an international address, you will receive it by registered mail. To make sure your diploma goes to the correct address, please update your address and phone number in your Student Center (accessible via uoZone) by May 15, 2020.
We congratulate you on your academic achievements and wish you the very best as you prepare for the next stage of your life.
Evaluating whether you are eligible to graduate
At the beginning of your final term at the University of Ottawa, an automatic evaluation of your file is conducted to determine if you are eligible to graduate. If you are, an email will be sent to your @uOttawa.ca address with instructions on how to register.
Once you’ve registered, your faculty will analyze your file in greater depth to confirm that you meet your program requirements. Once you’ve successfully completed them, your name is submitted to the Senate to be confirmed for graduation. If for some reason your degree is not granted at this time, you must resubmit the form to register for the next Convocation.
If you have an amount owing on your University of Ottawa account (anything from a library fine to tuition fees), you will not be able to participate in the Convocation ceremony nor will you receive diplomas, certificates, transcripts or enrolment verification documents (statements of studies, statements of degrees conferred).