Convocation

Important Convocation Checklist:

  • Have you successfully completed all courses in your program of study?

    It is your responsibility to ensure that you have met the requirements to graduate. Processing of Course Exemptions, clearing of incomplete grades and any other outstanding issues have to be completed before you will be cleared to graduate.

    Post-Secondary students can check MAP on MyMohawk to see if all the requirements of their program have been met to graduate.

  • Do you have any outstanding liabilities?
    Graduands with outstanding debts to the college can still participate in the ceremony, but will not receive their diploma/certificate until the debts are cleared. Students should still apply to graduate even if they have a hold on their account. Your financial record can be checked through MyMohawk, Student Finances tab, Financial Tools, Account Summary. 

  • Is your mailing address correct on your student record?
    Check and update your mailing address through MyMohawk, under the Home tab, Personal Information channel. For assistance, contact The Square - Student Services at 1-844-767-6871Image removed., or by email: ask [at] mohawkcollege.ca.  

  • Have you applied to graduate?
    You must apply online to graduate (see “Applying to Graduate”) by the deadline date posted (even if you do not plan on attending the ceremony). 

  • Have you checked the Grad List?
    See “Checking the Grad List” below.

Convocation Ceremonies Dates

Virtual Ceremony for Winter 2020, Spring 2020 and Winter 2021 graduates - Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

    Checking the Grad List

    All Post-Secondary Program (diploma or certificate) potential graduates, including those who completed their Post-Secondary program through Continuing Education, must check the Grad List when it is posted online.

    An e-mail with the user name and password needed to access the Grad List will be sent to your Mohawk College e-mail address the week of January 4th.  If you are unable to access your Mohawk College e-mail or MyMohawk, contact the Help Desk at 905-575-2199 or helpdesk [at] mohawkcollege.ca.

    The Grad List for the February 2021 graduation will be posted on January 21, at 12 Noon (on MyMohawk, Academics tab, Graduation channel).

    Do not assume that your name is on the Grad List, even if you are sure you are clear to graduate.

    It is your responsibility to check the Grad List as soon as it is posted. Mistakes may happen and your department only has until January 29, 2021 to make corrections or additions to the Grad List.

    What Should You Check on the Grad List:

    • Your name is on the Grad List
    • Your name is spelled correctly
    • The program you are graduating from is correct
    • Honours status is correct (if applicable)
    • Co-op status is correct (if applicable).

     

    What if There is an Error on the Grad List? Contact your academic area immediately if:

    • Your name does not appear on the grad list
    • Your program is incorrect
    • You do not have Honours status and feel you should
    • You are not showing correctly as a Co-op graduate.

     

    Contact Student Services at ask [at] mohawkcollege.ca:

    • If your first name or surname needs to be changed, see our Legal Name Change webpage for further information and for our Legal Name Change Request Form.  When completing the request, be sure to mention this is for graduation purposes.  

     

    Students not clear to graduate for the February 2021 Convocation must reapply to graduate once all program requirements are complete.

    Ceremony Details

    On February 24, 2021 at 11 a.m., Mohawk College will launch the Convocation website as a way to congratulate our Winter 2020, Spring 2020, and Winter 2021 Graduates.

    The website will go live at that time and can be viewed at any time that is best for you. The content has been pre-recorded, to make it convenient for graduates and guests to visit the website, watch the videos and see the personal Convocation slides at a time that works best for them and their families.

    While we would much rather congratulate you in person, the virtual celebration will allow you to share this moment with your family, friends and fellow graduates. Each graduate will have the opportunity to be recognized during the virtual celebration with a customizable photo that can be downloaded and shared on social media. Your name will be announced as it would be during a regular in-person Convocation ceremony.

    We look forward to celebrating virtually with you on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 and to welcoming you to the Mohawk alumni family.

    For questions related to the Virtual Convocation Ceremony, please contact mohawk.events [at] mohawkcollege.ca

    Convocation Ticket Information

    Not required for a virtual ceremony.

    Requirements for Graduation

    Residency Requirements:

    • Students must complete at least 25% of the program requirements at Mohawk College to qualify for a Mohawk college certificate, diploma or applied degree.  Courses granted for advanced standing and/or credit for prior experiential learning are not included in the 25% calculation.

    Timelines for Graduation:

    • To be eligible for graduation, students are expected to demonstrate mastery of current competencies outlined in the Program of Studies applicable at the time of graduation. Mohawk College does not permit backdating of diplomas.

      In cases where study has been interrupted for one or more years, the college may require a student to repeat a subject area. 

    Graduation Designations and Terminology

    Graduation Designations

    Upon receipt of a diploma, graduates are entitled to use a designation, as described below, after their names:

    Ontario College Certificate Programs OCC
    Ontario College Diploma Programs OCD
    Ontario College Advanced Diploma Programs OCAD
    Ontario College Graduate Certificate OCGC

    Terminology 

    Graduand: Designation for a student prior to receiving their diploma or certificate.

    Convocation: Official ceremony for awarding of diplomas and certificates.

    Liripipe: The Liripipe was first used in Europe during the Middle Ages as a mark of distinction. A Master would take the tail (or Liripipe) of his Master's hood and present it to his student as recognition that the student has successfully completed his training period, and was now accepted into the Guild.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

     

    All credentials will be mailed to the address on file in MyMohawk the week of February 22, 2021.  If you update your address between February 1 to February 22, 2021, please email ask [at] mohawkcollege.ca to let us know. Specify in the email that you are a Winter 2021 graduate.

    **Make sure your address on MyMohawk is always kept up-to-date.**


    What if I owe money to the College?
    Graduands with outstanding debts to the college can still participate in the ceremony, but will not receive their diploma/certificate until the debts are cleared. Students should still apply to graduate even if they have a hold on their account. Your financial record can be checked through MyMohawk, Student Finances tab, Financial Tools, Account Summary.


    Are there any costs associated with the ceremony?
    There are no additional costs. The convocation fee is part of the fees you have already paid.

    Contact Information

    For questions related to the Virtual Convocation Ceremony, please contact mohawk.events [at] mohawkcollege.ca

    Questions regarding your Program of Study, Grades or Eligibility for Graduation should be directed to your academic department.

    Any other questions regarding the graduation process can be directed to:

    The Square - Student Services
    Phone: 1-844-767-6871
    Email: ask [at] mohawkcollege.ca 

     

    Diploma or certificate replacement

    If you need a diploma or certificate replacement: