Convocation and Commencement

Convocation and Commencement

For students in programs other than those in Continuing Studies and Trades, in order to be considered for graduation, you will need to submit an application for graduation, whether or not you plan to attend the convocation ceremonyThere is a $30 fee to attend a ceremony. This fee covers regalia rental, a souvenir grad cap and an Okanagan College parchment folder.


Winter Convocation (Kelowna)

Date: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Location: Atrium in the CFL, Kelowna Campus
Winter Graduation Programs - all programs are
eligible except Trades and Continuing Studies

Trades Commencement (Kelowna)

Date: TBA
Location: Courtyard at the Kelowna Campus

Spring Convocation (Kelowna)

Date: TBA
Location: Courtyard at the Kelowna Campus
Spring Graduation Programs

Vernon Convocation

Date: TBA
Location: Vernon and District Performing
Arts Centre
Vernon Graduation Programs


Summer Convocation &
Date: TBA
Location: Courtyard at the Kelowna Campus
Summer Graduation Programs

Deadline to apply

Trades Commencement          May 11, 2018Photo of grads
Spring Convocation                 March 31, 2018
Vernon Convocation                April 30, 2018
Summer Convocation & April 30, 2018
Winter Convocation                October 31, 2017

Trades Commencement

Trades students who wish to attend must apply by clicking here for an application form.

Continuing Studies

Continuing Studies students can contact the Continuing Studies office for an application form or it can be downloaded here for the Vernon ceremony or the Kelowna ceremony.

If you have questions or require more information click the links to the right, contact Public Affairs or call 250-862-5473.

Graduation Fair

Graduating students should attend the Grad Fair to:
- Apply to attend Convocation and pay your fees
- Purchase class rings and document frames
- Sign up for grad portraits with the photographer
- Find out everything you need to know about Convocation

Date: The next Grad Fair will be held in January 2018
In the atrium of the Centre for Learning, Kelowna Campus

Diploma Frames and Class Rings

As a service to graduands, the Okanagan College Alumni Association sells diploma frames and grad rings at most Convocation ceremonies at Okanagan College. The net proceeds from these sales provide funding to support student and alumni programming. 

To find out about other services for graduates visit the graduates page.