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November 2020

The deadline to make a November graduation request in ACORN was September 10, 2020.

Fall 2020 Convocation Announcement - Thursday August 13, 2020

In light of ongoing public health concerns due to #COVID19, U of T, Ryerson, Seneca & York have made the difficult decision not to hold in-person Fall convocation ceremonies. We will share more details about our virtual convocation ceremony in the coming weeks. #FallConvo2020

June 2020

Requests will be accepted in ACORN between November 25, 2020 - January 31, 2021.


Degree Requirements and Confirmation

It is your responsibility to verify that all program of study and degree requirements are complete. Degree Explorer, an on-line tool, performs degree and program assessments. You may also make an appointment to review degree level requirements with an academic advisor at the Victoria College Office of the Registrar and Academic Advising. Please make sure that your programs of study are correct and up to date on ACORN before you make a graduation request. If you have questions about your program requirements, contact the academic unit (department).

If you request to graduate in June you will receive email confirmation of your program status from academic units (departments) in February or March. If you request to graduate in November, you 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 academic unit (department).

Only the Faculty of Arts and Science can confirm that your degree requirements are complete. Confirmation is emailed in late October for November graduates and late May for June graduates. If you need confirmation, request a Letter of Eligibility to Graduate. If your degree has already been conferred, you may also 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

Ceremony Dates and Guest Tickets

Ceremony dates and logistics are co-ordinated by the University of Toronto Office of Convocation


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 contact the Victoria College Registrar's Office  to complete a Change of Name or Gender on Academic Record form. Deadlines for name changes and diplomas apply.

For updates regarding June 2020 ceremonies and diplomas, please see The Office of Convocation webpage

Students who upgrade to an Honours degree or a four-year degree are NOT eligible to attend a convocation ceremony to receive the upgraded degree. For those upgrading to an Honours 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, email proof of payment to Financial holds normally take 2-3 business days to clear. 


New Paramount Studios is the official photographer for Victoria College and Emmanuel College students graduating in 2020.

Message from New Paramount Studios (October 14, 2020)

2020 Victoria College Composites are now available.

All of us at New Paramount Studios would like to congratulate you on your achievement and we wish you much success. Your complimentary composite photograph is ready for you. There are three options to collect your photo composite.

  1. Download the High Resolution Digital File (11x14 @300DPI).
  2. Come to our Toronto Studio and pick up your printed Composite and folio. Curbside pick-up is available Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  3. Order through our online portal to have one shipped to you. (Shipping fees apply.) 

If you attended a photo sitting but have not yet ordered graduation portraits, you may still do so.

  • Log into:
  • Click on: “View & Order”
  • Enter your email, and your passcode (student number). 

For further information please contact New Paramount Studios directly:

Phone: 1-416-653-5103
837 St Clair Ave West, Toronto and 1412 Hurontario St, Mississauga 

Previous Year Composites and Ceremony Photos/Frames

You may pick up composite photos from 2019 and previous years are at the Victoria College Registrar's Office, NF106. 


Students in their final year are offered several opportunities to be recognized and celebrated both at the University of Toronto and at Victoria College. For more information, see Graduating Awards.

If you are planning further studies, consider applying for a Postgraduate Scholarship.

Future Planning

The best way to figure out what type of options are available to you is by attending information sessions. Information sessions are held all over U of T campus as well as on the campus of other schools that you are thinking of applying to. Below we've compiled some upcoming events on campus and at Vic that will be helpful for you as you try and figure out what's next for you!

Other Events on Campus:

More Campus Resources:

Finding Post-Degree Programs: