Checklist and terminology

Download and print the graduation checklist. You can use it to ensure you have completed all the steps needed to graduate.

Terminology

TermExplanation
Academic Regalia Refers to the academic gown, hood and trencher worn at the graduation ceremony (also known as Academic dress)
Awarded When you officially receive your diploma
Conferred When you officially receive your degree
Diploma A qualification, or the term is used to refer to the official certificate you receive when your degree is conferred
Graduand When you are eligible to graduate but have not yet done so
Graduate Once your degree has been conferred or your diploma awarded
In absentia You will not be attending a graduation ceremony and instead receive your diploma by mail