Graduate in absentia (without attending)

If you have successfully completed your course but you don't want to wait until your graduation ceremony to receive your testamur, you can apply to graduate in absentia. This means that once we verify that you're eligible to graduate, your name and degree will be recommended to the University Council for conferral. After that University Council meeting we'll post your graduation documents to you.

If you choose to graduate in absentia, you can’t attend a graduation ceremony, unless you're a PhD or Doctorate Graduate.

How to graduate in absentia

  1. You will be notified once you are a potential graduand and asked to advise your preference for graduation
  2. Submit your option to graduate in absentia
  3. Your request will be processed for the next scheduled University Council meeting
  4. After processing and approval, your graduation documents will be posted to your address within 4-6 weeks of the University Council meeting

Dates for 2020

Below are the final dates to submit your request to graduate in absentia. If you miss a cut-off date, your request will be processed during the following period.

Submission deadlineAcademic Senate Meeting
10 January7 February
7 February6 March
6 March3 April
10 April 8 May
8 May 5 June
12 June 10 July
17 July 14 August
14 August11 September
11 September9 October
9 October6 November