Graduation Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply to graduate?

Graduation requirements are different for each program. For most programs, you must successfully complete all of your program courses and have an average of 60%.

You must also have completed the required sea time for:

Your sea time must be logged with Transport Canada. You must submit an official document from Transport Canada demonstrating your sea time to the Registrar’s Office. Once you meet these requirements, Apply for Graduation through Student Self Service. Once in Self Service, go to the Student Menu and select Graduation, then select Apply to Graduate and complete information as requested.

When does the graduation take place?

Friday, June 14 at 2:00 pm in the Marine Institute Gymnasium. The ceremony is approximately one hour and 30 minutes in length.

Do I have to tell someone that I will be attending graduation?

Once you are approved to graduate, please let us know if you are able to attend graduation so we can order your cap and gown.

Where do I pick up my academic dress and tickets?

On June 11 (after 1:00 pm), candidates can check the Student Self-Service for their status.


Graduation invitations will be available from the Cashier's Office on June 10 after 1:00 pm. You will need to sign for your tickets, however, you can arrange for another person to pick up your tickets. Each graduate receives three tickets. Graduates do not require a ticket.

Academic dress

Gowns, caps and hoods can be picked up on Graduation Day, June 14 from 11 am - 1:30 pm in room W2048. You will be asked to complete a card, please include your name, home town and program. This information is very important and should be accurate as this is the information the Registrar will announce when you are on stage accepting your diploma. Once the ceremony is over and you’ve taken your pictures, please return the academic dress to the room W2048. Your official diploma will be available once your return your academic dress.