Convocation Frequently Asked Questions

We have made the decision to postpone our spring convocation ceremony. This decision comes as a result of restrictions placed on gatherings by the Government of Alberta, and as part of Bow Valley College’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to celebrating your significant achievements and will work to provide further information on a future ceremony and details on parchments. If you have qualified to do so, you will still graduate from your program at the end of this semester.
We have made the decision to postpone our spring convocation ceremony. This decision comes as a result of restrictions placed on gatherings by the Government of Alberta, and as part of Bow Valley College’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to celebrating your significant achievements and will work to provide further information on a future ceremony and details on parchments. If you have qualified to do so, you will still graduate from your program at the end of this semester.

Graduation rings will not be available at Winter Convocation.  

The convocation ceremony is a formal celebration of your achievements at Bow Valley College. You will receive your official diploma or certificate, be gathered with your classmates, have your name announced to those in attendance, 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.

Convocation is a formal academic event, and a celebration of all grads' achievements. Out of respect for your fellow grads and their guests, we ask that you stay for the entire ceremony if you decide to attend.

Click here to watch one of our previous ceremonies.

Yes -- we live-stream the convocation ceremonies on the internet, for free! With an internet connection, your family members and friends can watch you cross the stage from the comfort of their sofas, living rooms, or just about anywhere. And the view is as good as -- or even better than -- the view in the auditorium.

Bow Valley College's convocation webcasts feature multiple camera angles, close views on each grad as they cross the stage, and are available from our home page (www.bowvalleycollege.ca) on convocation day.


Graduation and Convocation team

grad@bowvalleycollege.ca


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