Health and Safety Measures

Effective March 1, 2022, in line with the municipal and provincial orders, we will no longer require masking or proof of vaccinations. This is subject to change should the restrictions be reinstated.

So what happens at Convocation anyways?

The Convocation Ceremony is a formal celebration of all grad's achievements at Bow Valley College. You will receive a commemorative parchment, be gathered with your classmates, have your name announced to the audience, and then cross the stage to be recognized, all while wearing gowns with matching caps and tassels.

The ceremonies usually go for about two hours, and are filled with music, speeches, and other elements. If you attend, we ask that you stay for the entire ceremony, out of respect for your fellow grads and their guests.

Read more below! 

Convocation Frequently Asked Questions

June 21 - June 22, 2023

June 21


  • School of Foundational Learning
  • School of Global Access


  • Centre for Entertainment Arts
  • Chiu School of Business
  • School of Technology

June 22


  • School of Community Studies


  • School of Health and Wellness

Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons 205 - 8 Avenue SE

Calgary Alberta Canada
T2G 0K9

Jack Singer Concert Hall | Calgary Hall Rentals | Arts Commons

You first need to submit your Application to Graduate in the final term of your program. Click here for details on how and when to submit your Application to Graduate.

Once you've done that, and you wish to attend convocation, you can confirm your attendance by placing an order to rent your regalia through the Gaspard "Build-A-Grad" webpage. More information on how to place your order is in the section below.

Regalia rentals are made online on the Build A Grad site.

If you are interested in attending Convocation, you can confirm your attendance by placing an order to rent your regalia for the fee of $40 through the Gaspard “Build-A-Grad” portal. The site will open for rentals on March 13, 2023. You will need to enter your student ID number to place an order. Follow the instructions on how to rent your regalia here under the “How do I rent my Convocation regalia?” section.

More information will be provided closer to the Spring Convocation. 

Gown pick up – Bow Valley College, ATB Hall (S2009/S2010/S2022):

  • June 19: 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • June 20: 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • June 21: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Gown return – Bow Valley College, ATB Hall (S2009/S2010/S2022):

  • June 22: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

More information will be provided closer to the Spring Convocation.

Yes, watch here on June 21 and June 22.

More information will be provided closer to the Spring Convocation.

Guest tickets will be available for purchase through Arts Commons (the location of the ceremony venue) starting on March 20, 2023, for the price of $5 per ticket. Ticketing will be available at a first-come, first-serve basis.

*As a student, you do not need to purchase a ticket for yourself - tickets are for guests only. *

June 21, 2023 2:00 PM ceremony - limit of 2 tickets per graduate

June 22, 2023 9:00 AM ceremony - limit of 4 tickets per graduate

June 22, 2023 2:00 PM ceremony - limit of 4 tickets per graduate

For questions about purchasing guest tickets, please contact Arts Commons directly via email ( or by phone (1-403-294-9494).

Photos will be available for download starting on December 15, 2022.

To retrieve your commemorative photo:

  • Visit
  • Enter your email and the code: BVCDEC2022
  • Photos from the entire ceremony will be shown. Find your photo, click to enlarge and click on the download button to download
  • If you would like a printed copy, click on 'Order Here' link and you will be redirected to the ordering page

Please contact Mountain West Studios for any assistance, Contact number 1-888-644-4494, email

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