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Important Dates and Deadlines


Petition to Graduate

Students have to petition to graduate the semester BEFORE they expect to complete their program.
Failure to submit a petition by the deadline will result in a one semester delay in your degree or certificate being awarded.


Expected Term of Graduation

Petition Deadline

Fall (December) 

July 15
(e.g., Fall 2015 graduates must petition by July 15, 2015)

Spring (May) 

December 15
(e.g., Spring 2016 graduates must petition by December 15, 2015)

Summer (July)


December 15
(e.g., Summer 2016 graduates walking in Commencement must petition by December 15, 2015)

April 15
(e.g., Summer 2016 graduates NOT attending Commencement must petition by April 15, 2016)



Graduation Dates

The graduation date that is printed on transcripts and diplomas is always the last date of the semester in which the student is graduating.

Academic Year 2014-2015

Fall Term - December 19, 2014
Spring Term - May 9, 2015
Summer Term - July 23,  2015



Diplomas are mailed approximately one month after the traditional semester ends. If your address will be different after graduation, please be sure to update your information on BannerWeb before the mailing dates below. Toronto and Vancouver diplomas are mailed to the campus site via UPS mail.

Please Note: Diplomas will not be released by the dates listed below if you have any past due financial obligations (housing charges, library fees, parking, tuition, etc.)

Term/Diploma Mailing Date

December – January 30

May – June 30

August – September 30