Your parchment is a scroll of paper embossed with the name, crest and seal of Dalhousie University and signed by the Dean of your Faculty, the Chair of Senate and the President. It includes your name, the date, your degree and any defining characteristics (ie. honours, major, cooperative program and field of study), where applicable. During the Convocation ceremony, graduands cross the stage to receive their parchment from the Registrar.
All graduands are encouraged to attend Convocation. In order to ensure you receive your parchment, we recommend that you check your account online if you are unsure whether you have outstanding tuition fees or other charges. Graduands with outstanding fees at the time of Convocation, will receive a letter indicating such. Once fees are paid, the graduate can pick up their parchment.