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

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Morning Ceremony
9:00 am – 11:30 am
School of Community Studies
School of Health and Wellness

Afternoon Ceremony
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Chiu School of Business
School of Technology

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. To be redirected to the portal where you can order your Convocation rental regalia for a fee of $40.00 please register at Regalia. You will only be able to access the online form by entering your student ID number.

Once you complete the online form and make payment for your rental you will receive a confirmation email from Gaspard. Please review your order carefully. If you need to make changes or cancel your order we ask that you do so before November 18, 2022 by contacting Gaspard directly via email or phone (1-866-949-5703).

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

  • December 6 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • December 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Gown return – Bow Valley College, ATB Hall (S2009)

  • December 8 - 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Book your graduation photo session now:

December 6 to 7 in room S4023

At Bow Valley College, or call Mountain West Studios at 403-992-7242.

Book now

Yes, watch here on December 8 starting at 9:00 a.m. (MDT). Following the ceremonies they will be available to watch on-demand here: Graduation and Convocation videos.

Morning Ceremony
9:00 am – 11:30 am

  • School of Community Studies
  • School of Health and Wellness

Afternoon Ceremony
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

  • Chiu School of Business
  • School of Technology

Guest tickets sales are now on sale through the Arts Common website here.
Should you have any further convocation questions or concerns please feel free to email us at

Visit, click the "view + order" button at the top and enter your email address to log in.

Use the login code: BVCJUN2022

Graduation and Convocation team

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