Winter 2021 Graduation

A Message to Winter 2021 Potential Graduates

In an ongoing effort to maintain the health and safety of the Saint Mary’s University community in response to COVID-19, winter convocation will be celebrated virtually. While we will miss the opportunity to celebrate with you and your families in person, we strive to create a special event that we can celebrate as a community.

Virtual convocation will take place during a live-streamed event on Saturday, February 13, at 2:00pm.

More information will be communicated to all graduates closer to the date.

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation, we look forward to celebrating with you!


Check the Winter 2021 Potential Graduates list to ensure your information is correct.

Please direct any questions with regards to the Graduation List to


Plan to graduate in January

You should plan to graduate in January. The university does not recommend students delay graduation to participate in an in-person ceremony.


Graduation Status Email

Once all your final grades are submitted, a final review will be completed to ensure you meet all academic requirements to graduate. Once this review is complete, you will receive an email regarding your graduation status.

Potential Graduation Letter

After receiving your 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 graduation status.


Once you have confirmed your address through the Parchment Distribution form, your parchment will be placed in the mail on Monday, February 1.  Delivery times may vary.  For more information about the delivery standard, please visit the Canada Post website.

Official Transcripts

After January 29, you can order an official transcript through Self-Service Banner which will indicate your graduation date and that your degree/diploma/certificate has been awarded.


The university bookstore has its online store open for shipping only.  No in store pick-up is available at this time.


Graduation photos may be taken at any time, even after graduation. When physical distancing requirements are discontinued, students may book photo sessions with our preferred company (Calnen Photography) or they may borrow academic regalia from the university and have photos taken with a photographer of their choice.

Academic Regalia

When physical distancing requirements are discontinued and the campus re-opens, graduates may borrow academic regalia from the university and have photos taken with a photographer of their choice.

For more information on purchasing academic regalia from our supplier, please visit the Harcourts website.


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