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Ceremonies - June 2017

For students who have requested to graduate in June 2017:

Planning to attend your graduation ceremony?

  1. In order to confirm your attendance you will be required to rent a gown and hood between May 8, 2017 and May 23, 2017. All Victoria College students will rent regalia from Gaspard, the official University of Toronto supplier.

    For reservations, please note that:
    • The BCOM Group Convocation is scheduled for the morning of June 15, 2017.
    • The Victoria College Convocation will take place the afternoon of June 15, 2017.
  2. RSVP for your ceremony and order guest tickets on ACORN under 'Graduation & Convocation' between May 8, 2017 and May 23, 2017. Note: you need to have your gown rental ID number (5 digit alpha numeric found in the email you receive from the Gaspard LP – Regalia order) in order to RSVP.

  3. Beginning May 25, 2017 at 5:00 PM, download your guest tickets from ACORN under 'Graduation & Convocation'.

  4. BCOM Group students graduating in the morning ceremony will follow gown pick up and marshalling instructions posted on The Office of Convocation website.

  5. Students graduating at the Victoria College afternoon ceremony (including BCOM students who requested to graduate with the College group) will pick-up gowns and hoods and be put in order for the graduation procession at Victoria College. Gowns will be returned to Croft Chapter House at University College. See the full schedule Vic Graduation Day Schedule below or view as pdf.

Not planning to attend your graduation ceremony?
  1. Between May 8, 2017 and May 23, 2017, select the Graduation & Convocation tab on ACORN and RSVP “not attending”.

  2. Review options to pick-up or have your diploma couriered to you.
    Note: Diplomas are held for one year after the date of convocation.

Vic Graduation Day Schedule
(excluding BCOM morning group)

Gown and Hood Pick-up: 9:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Alumni Hall, main floor, Victoria College building (VC)
You will be given a procession card which will be used to present you at Convocation Hall. Do not lose this card or give it to your guests to hold.

Awards Ceremony (by invitation only): 9:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Students: Victoria College Chapel (second floor, VC) by 9:45 a.m.
Guests: Isabel Bader Theatre (BT) doors open at 9:30 a.m. for 10:30 a.m. ceremony

Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Outdoor luncheon for graduands and guests in the Burwash Quad (lawn outside Victoria College building). In the event of inclement weather, the lunch may be moved indoors.

Graduating Student Marshalling: 1:00 p.m.
All graduating students must report to the Burwash Dining Hall (BW) by 1 p.m. to be put in the order of procession. You will need your gown, hood and procession card. Please leave any valuables with your guests.

Guest Seating: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Convocation Hall (CH), 31 King’s College Circle

Webcast: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lower level, Northrop Frye Hall (NF), room 003
Seating is first-come, first-served, no tickets required. The webcast will also be shown at the Convocation Plaza (tent) outside of Convocation Hall.

Convocation Ceremony: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Convocation Hall (CH)

Alumni Gift Pick-up, Photos, Gifts: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Convocation Plaza (tent)

Gown and Hood Return: immediately after ceremony
Convocation Plaza (tent) or Croft Chapter House (UC)

Diplomas will not be released to students who have outstanding fees from previous sessions
. Please pay any outstanding fees up to the end of the current session no later than April 30, 2017.

Award Ceremony, Luncheon, General Degree and Fee Questions:
Victoria College Registrar
(416) 585-4508

Guest Ticket, Diploma and Gown Rental Questions:
Office of Convocation
General Inquiry: (416) 978-3629
Convocation Hotline: (416) 978-5940


Your name in ACORN will appear on your diploma.

Is your name missing accents? If so, please see Office of Convocation webpage for information. For any other changes to your name, please come to the Victoria College Registrar's Office with photo identification to complete a Change of Name or Gender Form. Deadlines for name changes and diplomas apply.

If you do not attend your Convocation ceremony you may pick-up your diploma from the Office of Convocation (Simcoe Hall, 27 King's College Circle, room 102) or you may arrange to have your diploma mailed. See the website for pick-up dates.

Students who upgrade to an Honours degree are NOT eligible to attend the convocation ceremony to receive the upgraded degree. Original diplomas must be returned to the Office of Convocation before new diplomas will be released.

Diplomas will not be released to students who have outstanding fees from previous sessions. To have a financial hold released, present proof of payment to the Victoria College Registrar's Office, NF106. Financial holds normally take 2-3 business days to clear. 


The backpack to Briefcase (b2B) program provides opportunities for students to understand their education and the kinds of skills and knowledge they can bring to a working environment. Students can attend various types of b2B events such as workshops, panel discussions and the annual UofT Next Steps Conference.

Login to the Career Learning Network (CLN) to search on and off-campus jobs and manage your applications; engage in experiential opportunities with employers, alumni and partners and view and register for career and employer events.

Ideas for the World is a free, innovative program for upper-year Vic students. Graduating students are encouraged to register for Forging our Future in the fall or winter.

Planning to go to a graduate or professional school? Attend Professional Faculty Information sessions. more information Post-Degree options

Repaying your OSAP Webinars
 are available online.

STEP into the Future supports a successful transition from undergraduate education to further education or a career by helping students synthesize and articulate their values and strengths, build new skills, and connect their goals with opportunities. See the Arts and Science STEP site for information about events, workshops, career panels and more. The Next Steps Conference is scheduled for April 28 and 29, 2017: full details and registration.


Lassman Studios is under contract with VUSAC to take official graduation photos. Additional sittings have been added for April 24-25, 2017. You must have your photo taken to appear in the Graduating Class Composite. Included in the $10.00 (cash only) sitting fee are numerous unique digital proofs and a digital copy of the graduating class composite. An 11x14 printed copy of the composite may be purchased at the time of your sitting for an additional $15.00. Hard copy proofs may also be purchased for an additional $5.00 if desired.

1. Visit
Enter vic17 in the school ID to access the schedules.
3. Book your session online.

Photos will be taken in the lower level of the Goldring Student Services Centre, 150 Charles St W, room 16 (exercise room beneath Café).

For more information or assistance, please contact
27 St. Clair Ave. East, Box 246
Toronto, Ontario, M4T 1L8
Phone: 416-9671241

Pre-paid composite photos from previous years are available for pick-up from the Victoria College Registrar's Office, NF106.  2017 Composites will be distributed in the Convocation Plaza (tent) outside of Convocation Hall immediately following the June 15 afternoon ceremony.

graduation ceremony photos, dvds & diploma frames

Requirements and Confirmation

It is the student's responsibility to verify that all program of study and degree requirements are complete. Degree Explorer, an on-line tool, performs degree and program assessments. A tool to find breadth courses is available. Students may make appointments to review degree level requirements with an academic advisor at the Victoria College Registrar's Office. Please ensure that your programs of study are correct and up to date on ACORN before you make a graduation request. Questions regarding programs requirements should be directed to departments.

Students who request to graduate in June will receive email confirmation of program status from departments in February or March. Students who request to graduate in November will receive confirmation in September or October. Program status is also posted in Degree Explorer. If you have questions about the accuracy of a program assessment, please check with the department or program sponsor.

Only the Faculty of Arts and Science can confirm that degree requirements are complete. Confirmation is emailed in late October for November graduates and April/May for June graduates. Should you require early confirmation, you may request a Letter of Eligibility to Graduate. If your degree has already been conferred, you may request a University of Toronto Certification of Degree. Transcripts are available from the University of Toronto. Third parties are directed to the University of Toronto Confirmation of Degree website


All Convocation Ceremonies are webcast.

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