Spring 2022 Graduation

Graduation Program

Spring 2022 Convocation Program

Schedule of Ceremonies

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 (Ceremonies for Winter 2022 Graduates)
10 a.m. Sobey School of Business and the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research in Business
2 p.m. Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research in Education, Arts and Science
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
10 a.m. Sobey School of Business – Bachelor of Commerce (Surnames A-L)
2 p.m. Sobey School of Business – Bachelor of Commerce (Surnames M-Z) & Certificates in Commerce
Thursday, May 19, 2022
10 a.m. Faculty of Science – Bachelor of Science & Diplomas & Certificates in Science
2 p.m. Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Friday, May 20, 2022
10 a.m. Faculty of Arts – Bachelor of Arts (Surnames A-L)
2 p.m. Faculty of Arts – Bachelor of Arts (Surnames M-Z), Bachelor of Environmental Studies & Certificates in Arts

Convocation will take place in the McNally Main Auditorium. Students are to arrive in Loyola 290, one hour before their Convocation Ceremony in order to be dressed in their Academic Regalia, lined up for the academic procession and marshaled in to the convocation ceremony. Please bring your academic regalia and Dean’s card with you.

Please note that masks will be required in all common areas on campus.

List of Graduates

List of Spring 2022 Graduates.

Please direct any questions with regards to the Graduation List to graduation@smu.ca

Information for Graduating Students

Academic Regalia, Dean’s Card & Guest Invitations

Your academic regalia rental, two invitations and Dean’s card will be available the day before your ceremony in Loyola 188. You may pick up your items at the following times:

  • Monday, May 16, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 17 to Friday, May 20, 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Please pick up your regalia no later than the day before your ceremony. If you are unable to pick up in person, a friend or family member will be allowed to do so for you. Please make sure they have your student number to confirm your order.

Academic regalia should be returned to Loyola 188 immediately after your ceremony and will be open for drop off for two hours afterwards. Regalia not returned by Friday, May 20 at 6:00 pm will result in a replacement cost.

The deadline to order academic regalia for May Convocation was May 4, 2022.

Welcome to the SMU Alumni Event
All graduates and guests are invited to a Welcome to the SMU Alumni event on Monday, May 16 from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Gorsebrook Lounge. This event is free to attend, please register to secure your place: https://www.smu.ca/alumni/alumni-events.html. For more information, contact alumni@smu.ca.

Graduates and guests who are unable to attend the ceremony in person can watch the live-stream on smu.ca at the time of the ceremony. No sign up is required.

Potential Graduation Letter

After receiving your final graduation status email, you have the option to request a Potential Graduate Letter online through Self-Service Banner.

This letter is only required for graduates who need to provide proof of an upcoming graduation or international students requiring documentation for post-study work permits.

Note: Requests for Potential Graduate Letters can only be submitted after you receive an email confirming your final graduation status.


If you are unable to attend the convocation ceremony, you must submit an Application to Graduate in Absentia (for May graduates only) in addition to your graduation application.  Absentia forms are due by May 2, 2022.

Students graduating in absentia can choose to have their parchments (degree) mailed or picked up at the Service Centre at a later date.

Official Transcripts

You will be able to order your official transcript the day following your graduation ceremony.