Your degree parchment is the official document issued by the University of Alberta that certifies that you have completed your degree.
If you attend your Convocation ceremony, you will receive your degree parchment in your Convocation Packet during your assigned pick-up time.
If you are not going to attend your convocation ceremony, indicate that you are not attending in Bear Tracks (under "Graduation Status"). You will be able to pick up your parchment in late November.
If you wish to pick up your parchment in person, you may do so at the Convocation and Ceremonies Office, 1-27 South Academic Building, on the following dates:
- November 23 and 24, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- November 27 – December 1, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Valid photo identification (ONE card, driver's licence, or passport) must be presented (electronic copies not accepted) in order to receive your parchment. If you wish to have someone pick up your degree parchment for you they must bring written, signed permission from you stating that your degree can be released to them. They will need to present their own photo identification.
After the pick-up dates, any remaining parchments will be mailed to the current address on the student record. Ensure that your current address is correct in Bear Tracks.
Mail delivery (domestic)
Parchments will be sent via regular mail to your current address as listed in Bear Tracks.
Mail delivery (international)
International parchments will be couriered to your current address as listed in Bear Tracks.