Convocation: Graduation Next Steps & Photos

Dear anticipated 2023 Graduate graduating students,  
Save-the-date:   June Convocation is scheduled for June 12, 2023

Name Change Deadline  

Your name as it appears on ACORN is the name that will appear on your diploma. If there are any accents missing or any other revisions needed, the deadline to request a change is April 19, 2023 (extended from March16th). Name Change requests must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies.  For additional details see the Convocation Website.   


Next Steps  

At the graduate level, students are ‘put forward’ by their graduate unit at the time they complete their degree requirements and need not request to graduate. You are receiving this email because you are on the list of students put forward to graduate this June 2023, pending successful completion of your current courses. 

The Office of Convocation will be reaching out regarding next steps. For the complete graduation checklist, please visit: Graduation Checklist   

For general Convocation information and for additional UofT related services/entitlements related to becoming a future alumni see Convocation | The Office of the Governing Council, Convocation (  


Grad Photos 

On behalf of SGS

CanGrad will be on-site at the School of Graduate Studies, 63 St. George Street, from 10am to 4pm on April 27, 28 and May 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Book your seating directly with CanGrad ( Please include your degree with the preferred day and time in your email. All emails will be answered in the order they are received. 

The portrait sitting fee is $30 which includes the photography, your hood and gown, and the archiving of your images. This is payable by cheque or cash. There is a $2 admin fee if paying by card. 

The portraits will take approximately 10 minutes, and you are asked to arrive 5 minutes prior to your time to get prepared for the shoot. You may order at any time as they keep all images on file.   

Attire: CanGrad will supply the hood and gown. Suggested attire is a shirt & tie, or a white or cream blouse with a collar. If you wear glasses, make sure the lenses are clean and scratch free. Please note that all glasses (as well as shiny or glossy makeup) may reflect the studio lights to varying degrees. Please prepare for your photo sitting as you feel comfortable. They do not supply hair brushes or combs, so please bring your own if desired. 

If you have any questions, or require more information, please feel free to contact CanGrad directly: 

Tel. (416) 253-6466    Email: 


Kind regards, 


Office of the Registrar and Student Services 

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design 

University of Toronto 

1 Spadina Crescent, Toronto