Convocation Checklist for Students
Apply to Graduate
In order to graduate, you have to apply to graduate by August 1, 2017. Late application to graduate will be available until August 31, 2017 with a fee of $50. Your application to graduate is submitted online via RAMSS. View more details and external,submit your application .
Meet all your program requirements in order to become eligible to graduate. Curriculum Advising will notify you of your eligibility vie e-mail by the end of September. You can also check your status by external,logging into your RAMMS account.
Check the convocation schedule to find out the date and time of your ceremony.
Examine and verify your official name – the name listed on your student account in RAMMS will appear on your graduation award document. To make changes to your name, please go to the external,Identity Management and Personal Information page.
external,RSVP to attend your convocation ceremony by noon on October 6, 2017.
Ensure your guests have their tickets. You can print out hard copies or forward them electronically to download on their mobile devices.
Review your RAMMS account to ensure that all outstanding fees are cleared so your grades are not withheld.
Pre-order your convocation video
external,Grad Photos & Class Composites are a service provided by the Ryerson Students' Union.
Day of Your Ceremony
Double check the convocation schedule to verify the date and time of your ceremony.
Print your RSVP confirmation or upload it onto your phone.
Arrive to the external,Lower Gym (KHW-73) 1.5 hours before the start of your ceremony to check-in and pick up your regalia.
Please leave personal belongings with your guest(s). It will be uncomfortable for you to cross the stage with personal items.
Line-up in numerical order in the hall outside the external,Lower Gym (KHW-73). Here you will be given instructions for the procession. The procession starts 30 minutes before the ceremony, so it is very important for you to arrive 1.5 hours before the start of your ceremony.
A photographer from external,Lifetouch will take a picture of each graduate as they cross the stage and also after they receive their award document. You will be e-mailed your login information to view your proofs shortly after convocation. If you did not give your photo consent during the RSVP process you will not be sent proofs.
Return your regalia to the external,Lower Gym (KHW-73) immediately following your ceremony.
There will be a reception following the ceremony. For spring ceremonies receptions are held in the Quad and for the fall ceremonies receptions are held in the external,Upper Gym (KHW-271).
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Not Attending Convocation?
If you are not attending convocation, you may external,Graduate in Absentia . You can pick up your document on campus or arrange to it have couriered to you by logging into your RAMMS account and submitting an Online Graduation Document Courier Request. Your award document will be made available for pick-up at the ServiceHub, external,POD-150 after July 1st for spring convocation and after November 1st for fall convocation.
If you are unable to pick up your document yourself you may authorize someone else to pick it up on your behalf. You must provide this individual with a letter of authorization, which must include: your signature, your full name, your student number, your program name, term of graduation, and the full name of the person you are authorizing to pick up your document. The individual picking up your document must also provide photo identification proving they are the person stated in the authorization letter.