Graduation is the awarding of your credential and degree parchment (diploma) by Yukon University. You must apply to graduate in order to be awarded your credential and receive your diploma.
Convocation is a ceremony where we present graduates with their degree parchments (diplomas).
The Office of the Registrar at YukonU evaluates students’ eligibility to graduate according to the approved program requirements. Upon successful completion of all requirements, the Office of the Registrar will issue a parchment confirming the earned credential.
A requirement of graduation for YukonU programs is to complete the Yukon First Nations core competency.
Information on requirements can be found in our YukonU Academic Regulations.
As per s. 5.09 Levels of Certification:
A certificate is awarded for successful completion of a program of studies of up to one year of full-time study or equivalent. A certificate “with honours” is awarded to graduates with a cumulative program GPA of 3.7 or greater. Students are normally expected to complete the requirements for a certificate within five years of beginning the program (maintaining registration of at least one course per academic year).
A diploma is awarded for successful completion of a program of studies of four terms of full-time study or equivalent. A diploma “with honours” is awarded to graduates with a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or greater in the program. Students are normally expected to complete the requirements of a diploma within eight years of beginning a program.
A Bachelor’s degree is awarded for successful completion of a program of studies of typically six to eight terms of full-time study (normally 90-120 credits, or equivalent). A Bachelor’s degree “with honours” is awarded to graduates with a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or greater. Students are normally expected to complete the requirements of a bachelor’s degree within ten years or less.
As per s. 5.10 Certification Requirements:
Students who have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater in the program and have met all the program requirements as outlined in the program outline at the beginning of their program, are eligible to graduate with certification. Students must first apply and be accepted into a program.
Students who successfully complete a program must apply to the Registrar for the appropriate certification as outlined in the University’s Important Dates.
If you are attending convocation, you will be provided a folder on stage that you bring with you when you return your gown. Your credential will be given to you once your gown has been returned.
If you do not attend convocation, then your credential will be available for pick-up during regular business hours up to and including Friday, June 9, 2023. After which time if your credential has not been picked up, will be mailed to whatever physical mailing address is on file. Please make sure this information is up to date by emailing email@example.com.
As per s. 5.12 of Academic Regulations and Procedures, ‘Outstanding Debts’:
Students (credit and non-credit) who have outstanding debts owing to the University or have not returned books or equipment they have borrowed will not receive official documents until all debts are paid and outstanding books and equipment returned.
If you are graduating from a partnership institution, those institutions are responsible for providing you with your credential and will do so by mail unless other arrangements have been communicated by your program Dean or Chair.
Your credential will be in the form of your legal name. However, you can replace your first name with its initial or replace your middle name with its initial or choose not to display your middle name.
To do this, email firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1, 2023.
If you are an Indigenous student, you can include your traditional name alongside your legal name on your diploma. You can then send an email to email@example.com with your student number and your full name as you would like it to appear on your diploma. Include this information by May 1, 2023 or your credential will read with your legal name only.
If a student’s original credential has been lost or damaged, or the student’s name has changed, it is possible to request a replacement credential. Students who have lost their credential must contact firstname.lastname@example.org in order for a replacement to be issued. Students who have a damaged credential, or wo have changed their name are required to return their original credential.
Duplicate parchments are issued in the style of the parchment currently in use. Duplicate parchments indicate the original date of completion of the credential, the replacement date, and that it is a duplicate parchment. Reprinted parchments bear the signatures of the officials who are currently in office and are printed in the current style, size, and language.
Individuals requesting a change of name on the duplicate parchment must submit acceptable documentation to support a legal change of name.
Degree parchments can be reprinted for the following reasons:
- Official change of name
- Original parchment lost, stolen, or destroyed
- Original parchment damaged
To request a reprint of your degree, please email email@example.com.