It’s a wrap: OC Grad Experience feeds into convocation celebration

By Public Affairs | May 25, 2021
           

Graduation ceremony outside at the college
Graduation ceremony from 2019

Okanagan College graduating students had a unique opportunity the past two weeks to don a cap and gown in front of a small handful of their family and friends during the recently wrapped Grad Experience.

The Grad Experience took place over the past two weeks, visiting the Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton campuses. The event offered students the closest experience to OC’s traditional convocation ceremony in a COVID-friendly set up. Students across all programs were able to safely come to campus – via organized time slots – with up to four of their loved ones to put on their graduation gear and have professional photos taken for free.

The event took place in advance of the College’s upcoming June 5 spring virtual convocation ceremonies which will confer credentials upon students in Arts and Foundational, Business and Science, Technology and Health programs.

A big thank you to all OC employees at each campus who made this experience possible for the graduating class of 2021.

Below is a list of Okanagan College’s upcoming virtual convocation and commencement ceremonies:

  • Spring Convocation ceremonies – June 5 at 10 a.m. (Arts and Foundational), 12 p.m. (Business) and 2 p.m. (Science, Technology and Health)
  • Trades Commencement ceremony – June 17 at 6 p.m.
  • Continuing Studies Certificate graduates – June 22 at 6 p.m.
  • Summer Convocation ceremonies – July 10 at 10 a.m. (Arts and Foundational), 12 p.m. (Business) and 2 p.m. (Science, Technology and Health)

Visit the convocation webpage for more info



Tags: Inside OC, Convocation, Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, Salmon Arm, Revelstoke Centre

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