Information on this page will assist students in making sure that all final stages proceed smoothly.
There are two convocation ceremonies: one in June, and another in November. There is also a third period in March, when degrees are conferred in absentia, i.e., without a ceremony.
All degree requirements completed at the end of the summer session.
March graduation (in absentia):
All degree requirements must be met by the end of the fall session.
All degree requirements must be met by the end of the fall or winter sessions.
Details about graduation and convocation, e.g., ceremony dates and tickets, are available from U of T’s Office of Convocation.
Intent to convocate
Students must submit an Intent to Convocate Form during their final session.
Upon submission of this form, the iSchool Student Services department will review the student’s program and transcripts, and submit a degree recommendation to the School of Graduate Studies (SGS). Students will receive an email from Student Services, Faculty of Information once the degree recommendation has been sent.
The name on the student’s diploma will appear as it is recorded in ACORN.
Students should review this information and verify that the spelling is correct as it appears in ACORN.
- Submit the School of Graduate Studies Name or Gender Change form along with photo ID to SGS Student Academic Services at 63 St. George Street between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. This is to change: misspellings, the addition or deletion of a name, and the changing of a last name (due to marriage, etc.) OR
- Submit the Office of Convocation June Name on Diploma form to the Office of Convocation at 27 King’s College Circle. This is to change: the addition of accents or special characters only.
Name changes must be sent to SGS in March for the June convocation ceremony, in September for the November convocation ceremony, and in February for the March convocation in absentia.
Confirmation of Degree letter
SGS prepares degree confirmation letters for both Master’s and PhD students who require them.
Students must have:
- Completed all requirements for their program
- Had all grades submitted by their professors to the iSchool’s Student Services department
- Submitted an Intent to Convocate form
SGS will do a programs and fees check, so all outstanding bills should be paid.
Once the iSchool Student Services department submits the student’s degree recommendation, the student will be contacted via University of Toronto email.
Please allow five business days for SGS to process the letter. If the letter is needed urgently, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with an explanation.
Wrapping up at the iSchool
iSchool network accounts
Download the Information for Graduating Students leaflet for resources and services to support you in your transition from graduate school to professional life.
iSchool network: Access to the iSchool network for students convocating in March and June will terminate some time in August. For those convocating in November, access will cease in December. In preparation, we request that you make back-up copies of files stored on the Faculty of Information servers that you wish to keep and unsubscribe from any listervs/mailing lists you subscribed to with your UTOR email account
Email: After graduation, your student e-mail address is automatically changed to your.name[at]alum.utoronto.ca Find out more about alumni email.
Wireless network: U of T does not offer access to its wireless network to alumni.
Building and lab access: After graduation, if you still require building and lab access please contact Glen Menzies, Facilities Coordinator.
Returns and retrievals
Return all Inforum items that you have checked out to avoid fines
Resolve outstanding library fines at Robarts Library or online
U of T Library borrowing privileges, including Inforum borrowing privileges, and off-campus access to UTL e-resources, will expire in early September. To extend your privileges, you can:
Purchase a U of T alumni card or sign up for a free Inforum borrowing card. The Inforum will resume issuing free borrowing cards once we return to the Bissell Building in the fall of 2016.
Neither of the above cards provide access to UTL e-resources — there is no access to e-resources for alumni.
Stay connected to the iSchool community via:
Recent graduates can continue to take advantage of career services offered at the iSchool.