Deferring your ceremony

If the current graduation session is inconvenient for you, you can register to defer attending in person until an alternative Winter or Summer Session.

If you decide to defer your degree certificate must remain in our office until the graduation ceremony.  You can get proof of your qualification by applying for a Statement Letter or Transcript.

You will need to register this on Minerva when the system opens on the 7 May and will close on the 18 June. 

How to register to defer  

Log in to Minerva using your IT username and password. 

  1. Click on the "Access Student Services icon in the toolbar on the top right.  


    1. Click the “Registration & Student Records” tab.
    2. Click the “Graduation Ceremony” link at the bottom of the page.
    3. Click the ceremony number to proceed.
    4. Confirm your personal details and choose the option to defer to a Winter or Summer session graduation ceremony.

If you don’t have access to Minerva please try this alternative method:

log into Student Services using your old username and password.

If you don’t remember your username and password you can retrieve your original default one at and putting in your 9 digit student number and your date of birth.

Once inside:

  • Click on the Registration and Student Records tab
  • Click on the 'Graduation Ceremony' link at the bottom of the page
  • Click on the ceremony number to proceed
  • You will be at the beginning of the graduation registration process
  • Make your way through the steps 

There is no charge for attending your graduation ceremony.  The only compulsory cost is for gown hire.