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 19-20, 2024. 

Arts Commons Jack Singer Concert Hall

205 – 8 Avenue SE Calgary, AB T2G 0K9

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.

School of Foundational Learning and School of Global Access learners need to contact their schools for information.

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.

Edge Imaging is proud to offer graduation photography sittings to 2024 Bow Valley College graduates.

To book your 15-minute portrait sitting, please visit
Enter “Bow Valley College” under “Start Booking Now”.

Photo dates: March 4 to 8

Location: Bow Valley College, South Campus, S2025

For more information, please call 1-888-416-3343.
*Caps, gowns, and stoles will be provided.

More information will be provided closer to the next convocation date.

To retrieve your photo, use one of the links below:

For the morning ceremony:
Password for morning ceremony: BVGP24123KJ

For the afternoon ceremony:
Password for afternoon ceremony: BVGP24223KJ

Graduation and Convocation team

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