Congratulations, you have made a valuable investment towards your career. Here are a few facts to prepare you for graduation.
A graduation check is performed by the College of Arts and Science to confirm that all your degree program requirements are satisfied. Undergraduate students are required to submit their graduation check one semester before they intend to graduate. The form can be found online.
For students who are also pursuing an Honours degree, they must submit an additional application form to the College of Arts and Science to ensure that they meet the minimum 70% overall average and in their major. The form can be found online.
All students must apply to graduate. This can be done online through your PAWS account. Grad students must also submit all required documentation indicating program completion to the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (CGSR). For detailed instructions and deadlines, please visit the CGPS website.
Once a student has successfully defended her or his thesis or dissertation, there are several forms that the student's supervisor, committee members, and graduate chair must complete, sign, and submit to the Programs Advisor in CGPS, C180 Administration Building.
All Master’s Thesis and Ph.D. students are required to submit the final revised and approved version of their thesis or dissertation to the Electronic Thesis and Dissertations (ETD) website: http://etd.usask.ca. Instructions on how to submit an ETD can be found online.
Once a year, the Computer Science Students’ Society (CSSS) hires a photographer to take graduation photos for both undergraduate and graduate Computer Science students. These photos will appear on the composite board for the graduating year. The Department of Computer Science usually subsidizes the sitting cost for the photographer. Please contact the CSSS for more information regarding dates and studio location. Students have the option to purchase photo packages directly from the photographer.
The University of Saskatchewan holds a convocation ceremony in the fall and spring. Students planning to attend convocation are responsible for ordering tickets and renting a graduation gown. For detailed instructions on convocation, please visit the University of Saskatchewan convocation website.
Computer Science Graduation Banquet
The Department of Computer Science and the CSSS organize a spring graduation banquet to celebrate undergraduate and graduate students in the final year of their program. The social evening consists of a dinner and refreshments, followed by presentations of student awards and scholarships, a valedictorian address, faculty recognitions and words of advice from industry. It’s a fun evening of celebration.
Tickets can be purchased from the CSSS office or the Computer Science main office. Graduating students receive a free ticket to the banquet. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, family and special guests are all invited to attend. Event photos can be found on our Flickr account.
Note: Our department is one of the only departments left on campus that throws a graduation banquet for students.