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. Intent to convocate form opens on August 1 to September 1.
March graduation (in absentia):
All degree requirements must be met by the end of the fall session. Intent to convocate form opens November 1 to December 1.
All degree requirements must be met by the end of the fall or winter sessions. Intent to convocate form opens March 1 to April 1.
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, in preparation to convocate!
Upon submission, the Faculty of Information 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 University’s Convocation office is responsible for scheduling and arranging the convocation ceremonies for all graduands. Please check their website for the most up-to-date information on what to expect and prepare for your convocation ceremony!
Every June and November convocation cycle, the Faculty will also arrange a reception to honour the achievements of our graduands. Reception information will be shared as we get closer to the convocation date.
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.
If it is incorrect, or if you would like to make a change request:
- Submit the School of Graduate Studies Name or Gender Change form. 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
Balance of Degree Fee
All Master’s students must pay a minimum degree fee. It represents the minimum amount of tuition that every student must pay upon completion of their program prior to graduation. The minimum degree fee is equivalent to two years of full-time academic/program fees.
Students that completed degree requirements on a part-time basis typically has a Balance of Degree fee that they need to pay prior to graduation. Please review details in our Balance of Degree fee guide.
Wrapping up at the Faculty of Information
Faculty of Information 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.
Faculty of Information network: Access to the Faculty of Information 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, tech loans, and remote access to library e-resources, will expire in late September.
To continue borrowing books from the Inforum library collection after September, you can register for an Inforum borrower’s card. Find out more at uoft.me/inforum-borrowing.
If you wish to continue borrowing from other U of T libraries, you can purchase a U of T alumni card. See uoft.me/alumniservices for details.
Stay connected to the Faculty of Information community via:
Recent graduates can continue to take advantage of career services offered at the Faculty of Information.