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Bow Valley College Graduation Information

Your program is almost done... Now what?

Graduation at Bow Valley College involves two separate processes:

1) Application to Graduate (required for all career program learners - due April 19, 2017)

The Application to Graduate is required for you to officially complete your program and to receive your certificate or diploma. This process lets you notify the Office of the Registrar when you're close to completing your program and all its requirements (courses, practicums, preceptorships, etc.)

STEP 1: Log into your MyBVC account (mybvc.ca)

STEP 2: Under the 'Student Information' tab, click on 'Student Forms' to get the 'Application to Graduate' form (click here for the form)

STEP 3: Complete the form and send to records@bowvalleycollege.ca using your MyBVC email account

If you have questions about your eligibility to graduate, please contact the Advising Services for your School or program.  

Applications to graduate will be accepted after April 19th, but will not be processed until after the initial graduations are completed.

Submit your Application to Graduate as soon as possible in your last term of study.

You do not need to wait for final grades to submit your Application to Graduate.

For further information on the Application to Graduate process, please send an email to records@bowvalleycollege.ca.


2) Ceremony Registration (Opens February 27, deadline is April 19, 2017)

If you're planning on attending a graduation ceremony, registration is required. Attending the graduation ceremony is not mandatory.

STEP 1: Log into your MyBVC account (mybvc.ca)

STEP 2: Under the 'Student Information' tab, click on 'Graduation'

STEP 3: Select your ceremony date (see below), program and gown size from the drop-down menus (gown sizes listed on the MyBVC graduation page)

Registration for the June graduation ceremonies will close on April 19th, 2017. LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Spring Graduation Ceremony Dates

(all ceremonies take place at Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons, 205 8 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0K9 )

June 19, 2017

  • Chiu School of Business (afternoon)
  • Grads, be there at 1:00 p.m.  (enter Jack Singer Concert hall via 2nd floor lobby entrance, right above the main lobby entrance)
  • Guests, doors open at 1:15 p.m. (enter Jack Singer Concert hall via main floor lobby entrance)
  • Ceremony starts at 2:00 p.m.
  • Programs in this ceremony: Administrative Professional certificate, Business Administration certificate, Business Administration diploma (all majors), Dental Business Assistant certificate, Events Management certificate and diploma, Hospital Unit Clerk certificate, Human Resources Management certificate, Legal Assistant diploma, Medical Office Assistant certificate, Veterinary Office Assistant certificate
June 20, 2017
  • School of Community Studies and Creative Technologies (morning)
  • Grads, be there at 8:00 a.m.  (enter Jack Singer Concert hall via 2nd floor lobby entrance, right above the main lobby entrance)
  • Guests, doors open at 8:15 a.m. (enter Jack Singer Concert hall via main floor lobby entrance)
  • Ceremony starts at 9:00 a.m.
  • Programs in this ceremony: Addictions (all programs) certificate and diploma, Disability Studies certificate and diploma, Early Learning and Child Care certificate and diploma, Education Assistant certificate, Health and Human Services Management post-diploma certificate, Justice Studies diploma (all majors), Interior Decorating and Merchandising diploma
  • School of Health and Wellness (afternoon)
  • Grads, be there at 1:00 p.m.  (enter Jack Singer Concert hall via 2nd floor lobby entrance, right above the main lobby entrance)
  • Guests, doors open at 1:15 p.m. (enter Jack Singer Concert hall via main floor lobby entrance)
  • Ceremony starts at 2:00 p.m.
  • Programs in this ceremony: Health Care Aide certificate, Pharmacy Technician diploma, Practical Nurse diploma

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions for more info on the graduation ceremonies.

Important notes and contacts

  • The Application to Graduate and Ceremony Registration are separate processes
    • The Application to Graduate is mandatory for all career program learners close to completing their programs
    • Graduation Ceremony Registration is required for learners who wish to attend the next graduation ceremony
  • After April 19th, 2017,  please be aware of the following:
    • You will still be able to submit your Application to Graduate form, though there will be delays in processing
    • You will no longer be able to register to attend Spring Graduation
  • For assistance with filling out the Application to Graduate form, please contact clientservices@bowvalleycollege.ca
  • For general inquiries about the Graduation Ceremony not answered on the FAQ, please email grad@bowvalleycollege.ca

Booking Portrait (Grad Photo) Sessions and Purchasing Flowers

GOWN & TICKET PICK-UP FOR GRADS

Gowns and guest tickets for the June 19th and 20th grad ceremonies must be picked up during the dates and times below.

Location: Information Desk - Main Floor, Bow Valley College South Campus building

Dates and Times:

  • Monday June 12, 2017 -- 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday June 13, 2017 -- 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday June 14, 2017 -- 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday June 15, 2017 -- 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday June 16, 2017 -- 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday June 17, 2017 -- 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.   

Please note: Classmates, family members or friends can pick up your guest tickets and gowns if you are unable. If you do send someone else to pick up your gown, they will need a text, email message or note from you with the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Your Bow Valley College ID number
  • Your full program name (e.g. Justice Studies Diploma - Law Enforcement)
  • Your permission, in one line (e.g. "I, Jane Smith, authorize my friend, John Smith, to pick up my gown and tickets")