Graduating Students

Requesting Graduation

Students who intend to graduate need to submit their request using ACORN.
Detailed instructions for graduating students can found in the Faculty Timetable. 
NOTE: To receive information regarding graduation, it is essential that your contact details are complete and up to date on ACORN, including a valid U of T email address.  In some cases, ACORN may not permit you to make a graduation request online so you will need to complete the “Graduation Request form" (see PDF to the right). After a certain point however, it will be too late to make additions to the graduation program, so submit your request as early as possible.

You may wish to read this document on what you should know about 2018 graduation.

Degree Requirements

It is each student’s responsibility to ensure that all degree and program requirements have been met. Review the degree requirements in the Faculty Calendar and use “Degree Explorer” to help assess your academic progress.
If any of your degree requirements show as ‘Incomplete’ on Degree Explorer and you believe the assessment is inaccurate, consult an academic advisor at Woodsworth; questions regarding program requirements should be directed to the department concerned.



  • An email from the College advising that your graduation request has been received and containing important information relating to the procedures leading up to graduation: at the end of January for June graduation, and at the end of August for November graduation.  
  • Information from the Office of Convocation on gown rental and how to obtain tickets to the convocation ceremony: in March for June graduation, or in October for November graduation.
  • Assessments for each of the Programs in which you are enrolled: in March for June graduation, and in October for November graduation.
  • Confirmation from the Faculty of Arts and Science as to whether you have met all your degree requirements.

Graduation Photos: Woodsworth College’s graduation photos are taken by Lassman Studios. The email from the College will include information on how and when to sign up for a sitting.

Name Changes: If your name on ACORN is not exactly how you wish it to appear on your diploma, you must come to the College with appropriate documentation and fill out a “Name Change” form.  The College email will specify the deadline to make name changes for your diploma.

Outstanding Fees: Students with outstanding fees are permitted to graduate however, they will NOT be able to collect their diploma/parchment at the Convocation ceremony (nor will they be able to order transcripts or confirmation letters) until all arrears have been cleared.  Please check your ACORN account to determine if you are still carrying a financial balance.  Fees must be paid in full by early April to ensure that your diploma will be available in June and by early September for the November convocation.

Confirmation Letter: Students who require confirmation of their eligibility to graduate prior to the convocation ceremony can request a letter from the Faculty of Arts and Science. Please note that confirmation letters will only be issued to students with a zero balance.

Convocation Ceremony: The Office of Convocation will email you with information on how and when to get your tickets to the ceremony, how to arrange rental of your academic gown, and where to assemble for the ceremony.  This information is usually sent a month or two prior to the ceremony. 

For more information about after graduation see the links below:

After graduation

  • Upgrading a Previously Conferred Degree
  • Career Centre
  • Alumni Association of Woodsworth College