Convocation and Commencement

Convocation and Commencement


A Message for Spring and Summer 2020 Graduates:

As we cannot yet celebrate Convocation in person, Okanagan College would like to take this opportunity to commemorate the occasion and congratulate you on your accomplishments in the following of ways:

View/download the 2020 Spring Convocation program (including list of graduates). For the morning ceremony program, click here. For the afternoon ceremony program, click here. (*The Summer 2020 Convocation program will be posted here in the coming weeks.*)

Watch the video compilation below of messages of support and congratulations for the Class of 2020 from across the Okanagan College community.

Additional information for Convocation 2020:

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 graduationwhether 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 left side, contact Public Affairs or call 250-862-5473.


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Trades Commencement (Kelowna)

Date: Postponed TBA
Location: Kelowna Campus
Deadline to apply: May 24

Diploma students must submit an application for graduation

**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: Postponed TBA 
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: April 14, 2020
Spring Graduation Programs

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Vernon Convocation

Date: Postponed 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: Postponed TBA
Location: Courtyard at the Kelowna Campus
Deadline to apply: April 30, 2020
Summer Graduation Programs

Continuing Studies students can contact the Continuing Studies office for an application form or it can be downloaded here for the Kelowna Ceremony.

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Winter Convocation (Kelowna)

Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021
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, 2020
Winter Graduation Programs - all programs are eligible except Trades and Continuing Studies


Graduation Photos

August 10-14
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Basil Cooper Photography studio
(more dates may be added as needed)

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

Sitting fee $50 plus photos ($25 credit with any order over $100)
Fee for composite board photo only $25

Sign up online required at Basil Cooper Photography

For more information contact Michelle

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Diploma Frames 

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