If you graduated but did not attend convocation

Your parchment (Certificate or Letter of Accomplishment) will be mailed to you. All parchments will be mailed approximately 2 weeks after the final UM convocation ceremony. Your parchment will be mailed to the address in your Aurora account. Make sure that the address that appears there is current and accurate now.

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  • Congratulations from Acting Dean Rod Lastra

    On behalf of my colleagues in the Division of Extended Education at the University of Manitoba, I want to congratulate you on your achievements. Earning a Certificate or Letter of Accomplishment at any time is worth celebrating but at this particularly challenging time in our lives, it is even more noteworthy. The pandemic has reminded us all of the importance of being able to adapt quickly, learn independently, and search for new ways to apply what we learn, and I trust that the courses you have taken through Extended Education have allowed you to “extend” your learning in these ways. Although there continues to be uncertainty about when our current challenges will end, we have faith that all 498 of you graduating from 20 different programs will be well-positioned to thrive in the post-COVID era, thanks to the time you spent in Extended Education. Congratulations once again and best wishes for the future. Stay safe and keep well!

  • Rod Lastra

A future live event for those who graduated during the pandemic

It is still our intention to provide students who graduated during the pandemic with an opportunity to experience a live event. Discussions are still ongoing, and we will update the community and previous graduates when a decision has been made.

Graduation deadlines

Spring  -  Declare by mid-January
Fall - Declare by late July/early August
February - Declare by mid-September


How to apply to graduate through Aurora

  • This does not apply to students in our intensive program packages.

    1. Log in to Aurora.
    2. Select Enrolment and Academic Records.
    3. Select Declarations.
    4. Follow the instructions.

    If your desired graduation term is not listed on your Aurora account or you have missed the deadline, contact your program coordinator as soon as possible.

    Declare now through Aurora

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Your parchment - June

  • Check and correct your mailing address

    If you do not attend convocation, your parchment will be sent to your mailing address in Aurora. Please log in to Aurora and check now to ensure it is correct. If it is not, please update now.

    If you do not attend convocation, your parchment will be mailed out to you after the ceremony. We will send any document via standard mail to an international address at no extra charge.

    Confirm or correct your mailing address

    Unclaimed parchments

    The University of Manitoba will hold unclaimed parchments for a maximum of 12 months after graduation, including those returned to us as undeliverable. We will destroy any unclaimed parchments after 12 months.

    Replacement parchments

    If you do not receive your parchment, it is your responsibility to follow up with Extended Education office within this 12-month period. Any requests for your parchment after this time will be processed as a Request for Replacement Parchment, at the cost of $75.00 (subject to change).

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Convocation Day

  • The Convocation Ceremony for Extended Education will be held in the Investors Group Athletic Centre (IGAC). On the day of your ceremony, you should report to the Agora Area in the Active Living Centre to pick up your gown and find your position in the procession.

  • Convocation Day schedule

    1. Report to the Agora Area in the Active Living Centre 60 minutes before your ceremony.
    2. Have your photo ID with you to pick up your procession card. The card has your name, earned certificate, and number in the procession line.
    3. There is a phonetic pronunciation space at the bottom of the card. Please fill it in to help the presenter correctly pronounce your name
    4. Pick up your gown, hood and mortarboard at the Gaspard table.
    5. If you received an Indigenous graduation scarf at the Annual Traditional Graduation Pow Wow, wear it for the ceremony. You can also pick up an Indigenous graduation scarf at the Agora area on the day of the ceremony.
    6. You can have individual professional portraits taken at the field house by Gaspard.
    7. Follow the signs to join your group before and after the ceremony.
    8. Line up as directed by the Extended Education Office staff.
    9. Attend the post-convocation reception with your guests. The reception is held inside and outside around the Agora area in the Active Living Centre.

    What to wear to your convocation ceremony

    The convocation ceremony is a formal occasion, so dress clothes are appropriate. We recommend that you leave your valuables with a friend or family member.

    You require university-approved regalia to cross the stage. University-approved academic regalia includes robes, mortarboards, hoods or stoles, and Indigenous graduation scarves.

    Please avoid

    • Corsages and boutonnieres
    • Fraternity or sorority adornments
    • Flowers
  • Reserve your cap and gown AND book photography

    Your gown rental includes a keepsake cap and tassel. Book your professional photography at the same time. Artona photographers will take a photo of you as you receive your parchment. To receive photo previews and order information you must select “yes” to the additional question on the order form when reserving your academic attire. Photo previews and order information will be emailed to you directly if you opted in during convocation registration.

    Deadline has passed

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    Get an Indigenous Graduation Scarf

    Scarves are presented at the Annual Traditional Pow Wow to Indigenous students who self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit.

    Accessibility at convocation


    Please contact Student Accessibility Services a minimum of two weeks before your convocation ceremony date for assistance with seating, sign language interpretation, or other accessibility support.

    Student Accessibility Services


    There are mobility-friendly seating areas on the main floor of IGAC. There are two wheelchairs available to take guests from the front of IGAC to the accessible seating area, however, the wheelchairs are not available for use during the ceremony or reception.

    Any guests with accessibility or mobility challenges should approach an usher in a blue gown for assistance with seating. The ushers will be stationed at the front reception area of IGAC and room for one support person to be seated with you.

    Accessible parking will be available in P Lot on Sidney Smith Street.

  • Parking at convocation

    Free parking is available in U Lot off Chancellor Matheson Road and in Q Lot on Dysart Road, across from St. Paul's College. The public parkade, located on Ralph Campbell Road off Sidney Smith Street, is available for parking, but an hourly rate is charged. Accessible parking is also available in P Lot on Sidney Smith Street.

    Review Parking Map

  • Family and friends attending convocation

    To help ensure each graduate can have people attend the ceremony to cheer them on, we kindly ask that you limit your in-person guests to 5 people. Family and friends also have the option of attending the ceremony virtually through the interactive event portal on the UM website.

    Guests should use the designated entrance to IGAC and should not accompany graduates to the Agora area in the Active Living Centre.

    Doors to IGAC open one hour before the scheduled start of the ceremony. Guests are advised to be in their seats at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the ceremony. All guest seating is bleacher seating, which should be accessed from the third-floor level. Please use caution when going up or down the stairs.

    Children are welcome, but keep in mind the ceremony is approximately 2 to 2.5 hours long. Due to fire regulations, baby strollers cannot be left in the aisles of IGAC.

    For family and friends who are unable to attend the ceremony, a live webcast of the convocation ceremony will be broadcast.

    Convocation livestream link coming soon

    Get your UM frame

    Give your UM certificate the distinction it deserves. Preserve your parchment in a UM frame, featuring the UM crest and logo, and display it with pride.

    Purchase a frame


    Graduates, welcome to the alumni community

    Learn about the many resources, programs and benefits available to UM alumni. Follow @UManalumni on social.

    Visit the Alumni Association page

Past graduations and convocations

Contact us

Extended Education
185 Extended Education Complex
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Toll free: 1-888-216-7011 ext. 8800