Deferring Convocation

Deferring Your Attendance at Convocation

Generally, students who wish to attend Convocation ceremonies must take the degree at the Convocation immediately following the completion of the appropriate degree work. However, it is understood that in extenuating circumstances, there will be times when a student cannot attend her/his convocation. While it will not be possible for students to defer the taking of the degree, there is a process by which a student may request a deferral from attending their scheduled Convocation.

In order to make a request a deferral, please submit your letter and all supporting documentation to Leanne Ruiz in Gilmour Hall 108, or email student.services@mcmaster.ca.

For more information please consult the Senate Policy on Deferral of Attendance at Convocation.