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 12, 2019
10 a.m. and Noon (Noon ceremony is for grads in Business programs only)
Location: Atrium in the CFL, Kelowna Campus
Deadline to Apply: October 31, 2018
Winter Graduation Programs - all programs are eligible except Trades and Continuing Studies                                                                                    


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Trades Commencement (Kelowna)

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019, 3 p.m.
Location: Kelowna Campus
Deadline to apply: May 3, 2019
Trades students who wish to attend 
Commencement must apply by clicking here
for an application form

Spring Convocation (Kelowna)

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 
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, 2019
Spring Graduation Programs

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Vernon Convocation

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Location: Vernon Recreation Centre
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 Ceremony.


Summer Convocation & 

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 6 p.m. 
(Continuing Studies certificate grads only)
Thursday, June 27, 2019, 6 p.m.
(diploma and certificate grads only)
Location: Courtyard at the Kelowna Campus
Deadline to apply: April 30, 2019
Summer Graduation Programs
Continuing Studies office for an application form
or it can be downloaded here for the Kelowna 

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Graduation Fair

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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 and Commencement



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.