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.


Trades Commencement (Kelowna)

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

For information about the ceremony
click here 

If you would like to attend Trades
Commencement but missed the online
registration, please contact the Trades 
office at 250-862-5457.

Spring Convocation (Kelowna)

Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
and 1:30 p.m. (1:30 ceremony is for grads
in Business programs only)
Location: Courtyard at the Kelowna Campus
Spring Graduation Programs

For information about the morning ceremony
click here

For information about the afternoon ceremony
click here

Vernon Convocation

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

For information about the ceremony
click here


Summer Convocation &
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
Summer Graduation Programs

For information about the June 28 ceremony
click here

For information about the June 29 ceremony
click here

Deadline to apply

Trades Commencement          May 19, 2017Photo of grads
Spring Convocation                 March 31, 2017
Vernon Convocation                April 30, 2017
Summer Convocation & April 30, 2017
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


The Okanagan College Alumni Association provides graduates and guests the opportunity to pre-order their flowers online through Bloom Company for Summer Convocation & Commencement and Vernon 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 Bloom Company.     Bloom Logo

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