Convocation and Commencement

Convocation and Commencement

Celebrate your graduation from Okanagan College and join in the Convocation and Commencement festivities.

Please check back as dates and details about each ceremony will be added as we get closer to the events.

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 ceremony
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.


Winter Convocation (Kelowna)

Date: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Location: Atrium in the CFL, Kelowna Campus
Deadline to Apply: October 31, 2017
Winter Graduation Programs - all programs are
eligible except Trades and Continuing Studies

Trades Commencement (Kelowna)

Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 3 p.m.
Location: Kelowna Campus
Deadline to apply: May 3, 2018
Trades students who wish to attend
Commencement must apply by clicking here
for an application form

Spring Convocation (Kelowna)

Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018,
10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
(1:30 p.m. ceremony is for grads in
Business programs only)
Location: Courtyard at the Kelowna Campus
Deadline to apply: March 31, 2018
Spring Graduation Programs

Vernon Convocation

Date: TBA
Location: TBA
Deadline to apply: April 30, 2018
Vernon Graduation Programs
Continuing Studies students can contact the
Continuing Studies office for an application form
or it can be downloaded here for the Vernon


Summer Convocation &

Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
(Continuing Studies certificate grads only)
Thursday, June 28, 2018
(diploma and certificate grads only)
Location: Courtyard at the Kelowna Campus
Deadline to apply: April 30, 2018
Summer Graduation Programs
Continuing Studies office for an application form
or it can be downloaded here for the Kelowna 

Graduation Fair

Photo of grads

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.