Postponement of Spring Convocation

As the current public health crisis continues to evolve, the COVID-19 Steering Committee has decided to postpone or cancel all Carleton in-person events until June 30, 2020. We especially regret that our June Convocation, a highlight of the year and such an important event to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates, has been postponed.

Specific details will be made available on the Convocation website as they are finalized and will have to take into account guidelines and regulations from health authorities and the provincial and federal governments.

Please note that all students who have applied to graduate in June 2020 and meet their degree requirements will still officially graduate on June 19, 2020 when the Carleton University Senate approves the list of graduates.

Arrangements can be made with the Registrar’s Office for students who would prefer to receive their diplomas by mail. Please note that there may be delays due to the COVID-19 situation.

We regret the disappointment and inconvenience that these measures are causing our entire community. These decisions are guided by public health guidelines and government regulations and are necessary to ensure the safety of our community.


Convocation is a great public occasion when the university celebrates the accomplishments of its graduates.  Senate convenes Convocation twice a year – in June and November – to confer degrees on students, recognize honorary degree recipients and award medals and prizes.

Convocation is a commemoration of your life at Carleton University and an opportunity to share this significant milestone with faculty, peers, family and friends.

To be part of the convocation ceremony, you have to make a formal application to graduate. Please visit Carleton Central to apply.

Deadlines for Application

  • Spring Graduation – (June) April 1
  • Fall Graduation – (November) September 1
  • Winter Graduation – (February) December 1

If you miss the deadline, please contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@carleton.ca.

Graduate students should contact graduate_studies@carleton.ca.

Additional Information

Future Dates

The next Convocation will be held Monday, June 8, to Friday, June 12, 2020. Click here for more future dates.