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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)
June 19, 2017

  • Chiu School of Business (afternoon)
June 20, 2017
  • School of Community Studies and Creative Technologies (morning)
  • School of Health and Wellness (afternoon)

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

more details coming soon

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 Purchashing Flowers