Graduands at their convocation ceremony

Virtual Convocation

Our deepest sympathies go out to all those impacted by the legacy of residential schools.

Congratulations Grads!

Okanagan College will be hosting virtual convocation ceremonies for the Class of 2021. Return to this page on the day of your ceremony to watch the video, send a grad a congratulatory message in the guestbook or send a gift to a grad.

Ceremony programs are available to download in the ceremony sections below or you can request a printed copy to be mailed to you.

Printed program request

Missed a ceremony? View previous virtual ceremonies online.

Celebrating the impact of student awards

Many students graduating this year will have received student awards to support their education. We celebrate this support which empowers students to follow their dreams and we encourage our graduates to pay it forward in their own way.

Watch the video below to see the impact of student awards from past recipients and learn what giving means to donors.

The Okanagan College Foundation congratulates all of the students on their incredible achievements and thanks donors for supporting the transformative power of education.

Congrats from the OCAA

You are now part of the Okanagan College Alumni Association (OCAA).

The OCAA offers benefits and networking opportunities to OC graduates and celebrates them by sharing their stories and recognizing their achievements through awards such as the Distinguished & Young Alumni Awards.

Check out exclusive OC alumni benefits.

Stay up to date with all things OC alumni and follow us @okanagancollegealumni

Explore Alumni

Okanagan College Alumni Association logo

Buy a grad a gift

Purchase a souvenir of graduation or celebrate your favourite graduate with these gifts. Options include diploma frames, OC branded apparel and alumni socks.

Purchase grad gifts

Diploma frames for purchase through the Alumni Association

Send a grad flowers

Use code OCGRAD to receive a discount on a long-lasting bouquet from Callia. This Canadian, female-founded flower company is partnering exclusively with Okanagan College to give our grads a discount on a beautiful bouquet that can be delivered to many cities across Canada including Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon, Salmon Arm and more. Check site for details.

Order flowers

Callia flower bouquet for OC grads

Sign the guestbook

Send a message to congratulate an OC grad!
Graduation ceremony outside at the college

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Message for a graduate

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Guestbook entries

To: Geraldine Guiness

Hi Aunt
You took a big risk going overseas and aiming for what you want and what is best for you and you did well, you can get what you strive for because I believe in you and you should believe in your self as well . I wish you have the best life possible for your self. Love you Aunty Ger.

Romeike Richards
St Thomas ,
Jamaica
| July 29, 2021
To: Geraldine Guiness

Hey sis,
You are an inspiration to many. You took a big step to pursue your dreams way across the seas and you have made me so proud! 👏👏👏You are the definition of resilience and I am absolutely thrilled to have you as my motivation. 🙏 I look at you my sis and I am grateful for the life lesson on risk taking and going after what I wish to achieve.
As your journey continues after graduation, I pray 🙏for you success beyond your imagination, prosperity, health and wealth! May you achieve all your heart desires!❤
Love you sis. ❤❤❤
Sending tight virtual hugs🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

Valissa Guiness Blount
St Thomas ,
Jamaica
| July 29, 2021
To: Ryder Macleod

The only thing in life NO ONE can take from us is our knowledge...
It doesn't matter where it comes from
As long as you have it in you
And cultivate what makes sense for you, you'll be in love with who you are and what you came to do and share with others
Hope you congrat yourself for all you have accomplished so far and keep all that passion for learning

Wish you the best always....no matter where you are!

Miss you, bro

Lots of hugs from Brazil

From Ana

Ana Luiza Gomes Sgarbi
São Paulo ,
Brazil
| July 15, 2021
To: Geraldine Guinness

So proud of you

Monique Jackson
West Palm Beach ,
United States
| July 11, 2021

Okanagan College respectfully acknowledges that our Penticton, Kelowna and Vernon campuses are located on the unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan people, and our Salmon Arm campus is located on the unceded territory of the Secwepemc.