If you cannot attend your Convocation Ceremony, you can pick up your diploma or ask us to mail it to you.
In person pick-up
If you are graduating in Spring 2019, you can pick up your diploma in person starting Thursday, June 27, 2019 in Room FB-900.Remember to bring your student ID card with you!
Your diploma cannot be released if you have a balance owing on your student account. We will keep your diploma at the Birks Student Service Centre where you may pick it up when you settle your account. Please see Student Accounts for acceptable methods of payment.
Receive your diploma by mail
If you prefer to have your diploma mailed to you, complete the Diploma Mail-in Form and email, fax or mail it back to us. The mailing fee is $30 (CDN). Complete payment information is indicated on the form.
We send diplomas by Express Post to Canada and USA, and by Registered Mail (not by courier) to international addresses. For Spring 2019 graduates, diplomas will be mailed beginning Thursday, June 27, 2019.
Sending a proxy
You may send someone to pick up your diploma on your behalf, but that person must have written authorization signed by you. That authorization must include:
Your name and student ID number
The type of degree (i.e. BEng in Mechanical Engineering)
In addition, the person picking up your diploma must present their own photo ID with the written authorization.
If your diploma gets lost or destroyed, or if you legally change your name and would like it to appear on your diploma, you may request a replacement. There is a $100 (CDN) fee for this service.
A replacement diploma is as equally valid and legal as the original diploma, but it is not identical to the original. The replacement diploma includes the phrase "replaces the original diploma issued to the recipient." It also includes the date that the replacement diploma was issued as well as the date that the original degree was conferred.
Download and send us the completed Replacement Degree Affidavit. Upon completion, it must be signed and stamped by a Commissioner of Oaths, a Justice of the Peace or a Notary Public in the city where you currently reside. Note that the Birks Student Service Centre has Commissioners of Oaths on staff.
You will be contacted by Enrolment Services once the replacement diploma is ready for pick up. Once notified, you may pick up your diploma at the Office of the Registrar (FB 900) or request to have it mailed.
Note there is an additional fee of $30 (CDN) for mailing. Replacement diplomas will be sent by Express Post to Canada and USA, and Registered Mail (not by courier) to international addresses.
Changing your legal name
Follow the procedure above and be sure to include the following documentation:
Your original diploma
Documentary proof of the change of name:
A birth certificate if born in Canada or USA
Certificate of Canadian Citizenship (both sides)
Permanent Resident Card (both sides)
Payment, either by cheque, money order, bank draft or credit card information
Concordia keeps diplomas on file for three years, after which they will be destroyed.
Ceremony dates and times are subject to change without notice.
Please note that Concordia may tape, film, webcast or broadcast the ceremony.