Graduation takes place in November, March, and June. Note: there is no ceremony in March; degrees are awarded in absentia.
Students must graduate at the ceremony immediately following completion of their degree requirements. Delay of graduation is not permitted. Exception: students who complete their degree requirements by the end of the Fall Session may choose to delay until June in order to attend a ceremony.
Information about time, location, and obtaining tickets for convocation ceremonies are normally sent to students approximately three weeks prior to convocation. Please ensure your address is correct on ROSI. Also be sure to refer to the Office of Convocation website for important information.
Applying to Graduate
Master's students are required to submit an Application to Graduate to the OISE Registrar's Office by the following dates:
July 15 - if completing in the Summer Session (November graduation)
October 15 - if completing in the Fall Session (March or June graduation)
March 15 - if completing in the Winter Session (June graduation)
Further information about deadlines is available at Important Dates.
Note: March 21, 2013 is the deadline to make a name change for students graduating in June 2013.
Students should review their name on ROSI, as this is the name as it will appear on your diploma. Your name on the title page and abstract of your thesis must also be exactly as you are officially registered on ROSI. If the necessary change(s) are not made by the deadline for name changes set by the Office of Convocation, there is an $80.00 fee to have a new diploma printed.
Students who have outstanding fees will be permitted to attend convocation and receive their diploma; however, transcripts will not be released until fees have been paid.
The Final Spring Portrait Shoots are on:
April 24th, 25th, 30th, and May 1st.
Times: 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Location: The School of Graduate Studies (SGS)
63 St. George St. Room 111 - on the first floor.
Sitting Fee: $25.00 cash (exact change please). Faculties with Class Composites organised have a different sitting fee.
CanGrad Studios are currently taking appointments for Graduate Studies Portrait sittings. The studio will supply your academic costume (hood and gown) for your degree. This is included in the sitting fee. Appointments are only made by calling, or emailing the studio. Please contact them ASAP to ensure you get a time that is most convenient for you. These dates will fill up quickly.
Email: email@example.com Tel: (416) 253 – 6466
The portraits will take approximately 10 minutes, and you are asked to be there 3 - 4 minutes prior to get your mailing information. We suggest a white, or off-white collared shirt or blouse for ladies, and a shirt and tie for gentlemen. For photographs, flat or matte makeup is best. Hair and makeup are your responsibility. If you wear glasses, even anti-glare coated lenses will reflect the light; therefore we suggest contacts or removing the lenses from the frames. We cannot retouch shine or highlights on skin, or glasses.
We will take between 18 - 22 shots and mail your proofs with an order form within two weeks of the shoot. You may order at any time as we keep all of our images on file.
Our Studio, in Etobicoke, is open throughout the year (except during convocations) if this date or location is not feasible for you.
CanGrad can also photograph your faculty/class at your location and create a class composite for groups of 4 - 400. We require a contact person from each group to make the arrangements with. The composites need to be organised prior to the shoot and there would be a new sitting fee that includes the composite for each person.
You can visit www.cangrad.com to see portrait and class composite samples.
If you have any questions, or require more information, please feel free to contact CanGrad Studios at:
Tel. (416) 253-6466 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
St. George Subway Station