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Graduation Ceremony Information

Bow Valley College Winter Graduation 2017

Registration is now open for the Bow Valley College Winter Graduation 2017 ceremony.

  • When is graduation? February 6, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
    • Doors open at 1:00 p.m.; grads need to be there at 1:00 p.m. DON'T BE LATE!
  • Where? Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons (205 8 Ave SE)
  • Who is eligible to attend?
    • Those who have already completed their Bow Valley College career programs
    • Those will be finished all program requirements (including courses, practicums, etc.) by February 6, 2017  
  • When is the deadline to register? November 28, 2016.

Check your MyBVC email for updates after the November 28th deadline!


Click here to read frequently asked questions about graduation.

Questions or Concerns not answered in the FAQ? Send us an email: grad@bowvalleycollege.ca.


The Jack Singer Concert Hall at the Arts Commons now requires us to issue tickets for guests attending graduation to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable experience.

Once you register to attend, you'll be assigned two (2) tickets for your guestsThese tickets will be available for pick-up during the dates and times listed below.

Infants 2 years and under, who are able to sit on parents' or guardians' laps, will NOT require tickets to attend (they MUST sit on ticketholders' laps, and NOT in their own seats). All other guests will require tickets.

Grads do not require tickets to attend.

Will extra tickets be available? Depending on registration numbers and cancellations, there may be extra tickets available. We will inform registered grads by email in January, 2017 if there are any extra tickets available.

Any questions about ticketing should be directed to grad@bowvalleycollege.ca.

GOWN AND TICKET PICK-UP - Client Services/Front Counter, Bow Valley College South Campus Main Floor (next to Tim Horton's)

Pick up your gown and guest tickets at any time during the dates below:

Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.    

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


You'll be able to have your grad portrait taken during the times listed below. There is a separate cost for graduation portraits (sitting fee and cost of photos if you order any). Portrait sittings and packages are managed directly by Images of Distinction, not by Bow Valley College.

To book a portrait sitting, visit bvcgradphotos.com.

Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.   

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Did you receive an Award, Scholarship or Bursary while in your program?
If yes, we want to hear from you! Isn't it great when someone you helped says "thank you" to you in a meaningful way? This is your opportunity to show the donor of your award or bursary how much you appreciate their support and so they can also celebrate in your achievement. Show your gratitude through #BVCGraditude!

We invite you to the Grad Portrait Room, North Campus, Room N231 on any of the following days/times: Tues. Jan. 31, 2:30 - 3:30 pm, Wed. Feb. 1, 10 - 11 am, OR Thurs. Feb. 2, 4:30 - 5:30 pm This will only take a few minutes of your time but will have significant meaning for your donor to see you in your cap and gown. Have your photo/video taken at the photo booth and tell us your response to "If you could say one thing to the donor of your award, what would you like to say?" (now that you are graduating). If we miss seeing you at these times, it's not too late. We will also be at the Grad Ceremony in the Jack Singer lobby to capture your #BVCGraditude to post to social media. Please email Tina at toverwater@bowvalleycollege.ca for more information and to schedule your time.  

*We will have Grad gowns on hand for you to loan if you haven't picked it up yet.