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 11, 2020
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, 2019
Winter Graduation Programs - all programs are eligible except Trades and Continuing Studies                                                                                           


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Trades Commencement (Kelowna)

Date: TBA
Location: Kelowna Campus
Deadline to apply: TBA

**Any Foundation student or Apprentice finishing their final level of apprenticeship training between Sep. 1, 2019 and Aug. 31, 2020 at any campus is eligible to attend Commencement.

Spring Convocation (Kelowna)

Date: Saturday, June 6, 2020, 
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, 2020
Spring Graduation Programs

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Vernon Convocation

Date: TBA
Location: Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre
Deadline to apply: April 30, 2020
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.

The Okanagan College Alumni Association provides graduands the opportunity to order diploma and portrait frames. Email Alumni or visit the website.


Summer Convocation & 

Date: TBA 
(Continuing Studies certificate grads only)
(diploma and certificate grads only)
Location: Courtyard at the Kelowna Campus
Deadline to apply: April 30, 2020
Summer Graduation Programs
Continuing Studies office for an application form
or it can be downloaded here for the Kelowna 

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Graduation Photos

Graduating students can sign up for grad photos. Please check back for dates and sign up information.

Grads in Bachelor of Business Administration, Computer Information Systems or Electronic Engineering Technology are encouraged to have their photos taken for the composite board. 

Diploma Frames and Class Rings

As a service to graduands, the Okanagan College Alumni Association sells diploma and portrait 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.