Convocation and Commencement

Convocation and Commencement


Winter Convocation
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Location: Atrium in the Centre for Learning
at the Kelowna Campus


Trades Commencement
Date: Friday, June 2, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Courtyard at the Kelowna Campus


Spring Convocation
Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Location: Courtyard at the Kelowna Campus
Programs represented


Vernon Convocation
Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Location: Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
Programs represented


Summer Convocation & Commencement
Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 7 p.m. (Continuing Studies grads only)
Thursday, June 29, 2017, 7 p.m. (Diploma and Certificate grads)
Location: Courtyard at the Kelowna Campus
Programs represented

Did you know that you need to apply to graduate to participate in Convocation?

All students who are eligible to graduate must submit a graduation application.

Deadline to apply:
Trades Commencement – May 12, 2017
Spring Convocation - March 31, 2017
Vernon Convocation - April 30, 2017
Summer Convocation - April 30, 2017
Winter Convocation - October 31, 2016

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.

Application forms for all other students can be obtained at the Registrar's Office or by following this link. There is a $30 fee to attend a ceremony. This fee covers regalia rental, a souvenir grad cap and an Okanagan College parchment folder.

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

Graduation FairGrad Fair 2017

Students graduating this spring or summer 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: Next Grad Fair is January 18, 2017
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In the atrium of the Centre for Learning, Kelowna Campus


The Okanagan College Alumni Association provides graduates and guests the opportunity to pre-order their flowers online through Convocation Flowers for Trades Commencement and Spring Convocation ceremonies. Family and friends can purchase and reserve flowers for their special graduate ahead of time and have them available for pick up at the ceremony.

To place your order visit Convocation Flowers.Convocation Flowers Logo

Flowers will also be available for purchase at the ceremony. To find out about other services for graduates visit the graduates page.