Graduation and Convocation

Your program is almost done. Now what? Find out about what you need to graduate, and to attend the convocation ceremony.


Is this the last term of your career program? Here's what you need to do.

First, submit your Application to Graduate form.

The Application to Graduate process is the official check that you are going to meet all requirements for your career program, in order to receive your certificate or diploma. This takes place in the final term of your program, whether you are in courses, a practicum, preceptorship, or work experience. You are required to submit Application to Graduate form as soon as possible during your final term.

How do I submit my Application to Graduate?

Step 1: Log into your MyBVC account.

Step 2: Under 'Student Information', click on 'Student Forms' to get the Application to Graduate form.  

Step 3: Fill out the form and send to grad@bowvalleycollege.ca using your MyBVC email account (using your personal email account instead of your MyBVC email address may cause delays in processing). Remember to save it before you send it.

When do I submit my Application to Graduate?

Last term of your program (this includes courses, work experience, practicums, and preceptorships)
Convocation Ceremony date
Deadline to submit Application to Graduate
Middle of the term Spring Summer 2018 (program ending by June 30, 2018)
February 2019 (date TBD)
June 15, 2018  (submit the form as soon as possible during your final term; do not wait for final grades)
Spring Summer 2018 (program ending by August 22, 2018) February 2019 (date TBD) August 1, 2018  (submit the form as soon as possible during your final term; do not wait for final grades) 
Middle of the term Fall 2018 (program ending by October 31, 2018)  February 2019 (date TBD)
October 15, 2018 (submit the form as soon as possible during your final term; do not wait for final grades) 
Fall 2018 (program ending by December 18, 2018)
February 2019 (date TBD)
December 2, 2018 (submit the form as soon as possible during your final term; do not wait for final grades)

 If you submit your Application to Graduate form after the deadline, you will still receive your certificate or diploma, but there will be significant delays in processing. Also, you will not be able to register to attend the convocation ceremony.

 

International students, click here for a checklist of steps you need to take.

Important tips about the Application to Graduate
  •  Before you submit your Application to Graduate form, make sure all of your contact information -- name, address, phone number, email address -- is updated in your MyBVC account. If your contact information does not match, your Application to Graduate will not be processed.
  • If you submit an Application to Graduate with missing or incorrect information on the deadline, you will miss the deadline.
  •  Don't wait for final grades! Send in your Application to Graduate as soon as possible during your last term.
  • You will not receive your certificate or diploma if you do not submit an Application to Graduate.
  • We will contact you by email (sent to your MyBVC account) once your Application to Graduate is in-process.
  • We will contact you by email if your Application to Graduate is incomplete, or if you don't meet your program's graduation requirements.
  •  Questions about your eligibility? Contact the Academic Advising services for your School or program.
  •  Need more info about the Application to Graduate process? Email grad@bowvalleycollege.ca.

Next, register to attend the convocation ceremony (formerly known as the graduation ceremony).

The convocation ceremony is the formal celebration of your achievements as Bow Valley College graduates. These ceremonies take place twice a year, typically in February and June. If you have submitted an Application to Graduate, you'll be sent an email invitation to register to attend the convocation ceremony. The ceremony is not a mandatory part of graduating from Bow Valley College, so you don't need to register if you do not wish to attend. Even if you will not be attending the ceremony, you must submit an Application to Graduate in your final term.

How do I register to attend the convocation?

Step 1: Fill out your Application to Graduate form and send it to grad@bowvalleycollege.ca (steps listed above).

Step 2: Once your Application to Graduate is being processed, we will email you information about how to register to attend the convocation ceremony.

Step 3: Register using the link provided in the email we send you.

When can I register to attend the Convocation Ceremony?

Last term of your program (this includes courses, work experience, practicums, and preceptorships)
Convocation Ceremony date and location
When will registration for the ceremony by open?
Deadline to Register

Spring – Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 (program ending between May and December 18, 2018).

February 2019
(date TBD)

Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons

July, 2018

December 2, 2018

You'll need to submit your Application to Graduate before receiving information on how to register to attend the convocation ceremony.

Information about ceremony ticketing for guests, venue, times, and other details will be posted here soon.

  •  If you are late in submitting your Application to Graduate, you will not be able to register to attend the ceremony.
  • If you submit your Application to Graduate on time, but do not register to attend the ceremony on time, you will miss the opportunity to attend.

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about ceremony times, ticketing, the venue, and portraits.


Important tips about convocation ceremony registration
  •  If you do not submit your Application to Graduate, you will not receive information on how to register to attend the convocation ceremony.
  • Information on how to register will be emailed to your MyBVC account a few weeks after you have sent in your Application to Graduate.
  •  We will send you details by email (to your MyBVC account) about the convocation ceremony once you have registered to attend.
  • Your ceremony registration will be cancelled if a review of your Application to Graduate shows you will not complete your program by the end of the term.
  •  Even if you do not plan on attending the ceremony, you must submit an Application to Graduate in your final term.
  •  Need more info about the convocation ceremony? Email grad@bowvalleycollege.ca.

Graduation and Convocation team

grad@bowvalleycollege.ca


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