Convocation

Convocation is a special time for all of us. It is a time of celebration of accomplishments and achievements. It is a time to recognize all of the hard work, dedication and commitment that Olds College students have put into achieving their goals.

Convocation 2020 and Convocation 2021 will be held virtually on Saturday, June 5, 2021.

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Virtual Convocation Ceremony

Convocation

Convocation is a special time for all of us. It is a time of celebration of accomplishments and achievements. It is a time to recognize all of the hard work, dedication and commitment that Olds College students have put into achieving their goals.

Convocation 2020 and Convocation 2021 will be held virtually on Saturday, June 5, 2021.

Virtual Convocation Ceremony Class of 2020 and Class of 2021

As part of Olds College’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and as a result of the restrictions placed on large gatherings by the Government of Alberta, we have made the decision to move our Convocation celebrations to a virtual format.

The Convocation 2020 Ceremony will premiere on Saturday, June 5 at 1:00pm.

The Convocation 2021 Ceremony will premiere on Saturday, June 5 at 2:30pm.

Each Virtual Convocation Ceremony will include:

  • Greetings from the President
  • Valedictorian Address
  • Honorary Degree Presentation
  • Recognition of the Convocates
  • Awards Presentations

To have your name read during the “Recognition of the Convocates” section of the virtual Convocation Ceremony, you must have completed the Convocation Ceremony RSVP Form no later than April 30, 2021.

Every student who completes the Convocation Ceremony RSVP Form will receive a Convocation Pack, which will include an Olds College Diploma Folder, a traditional graduation cap and tassel, and gifts from the Students’ Association Olds College (SAOC) and the Alumni Association. 

The Convocation Packs can be picked up at the Office of the Registrar or sent to you by mail.

If you do not take part in the Convocation Ceremony, you will still graduate from your program once you have successfully completed all of your graduation requirements. Please note, students who have met graduation requirements will have their parchments delivered via mail once the final graduation assessment is complete.

Indigenous Convocation Ceremony

Details to be announced.

Convocation Requirements

To be eligible to participate in Convocation, students must meet the following requirements by May 1:

  • Be in good standing (refer to Policy D31 Academic Integrity), and

    • Have 9 or fewer credits outstanding in provincially approved programs, or

    • Are expected to complete a provincially approved program by August 31, or

    • Completed program requirements for provincially approved or college approved programs of 12 or more credits in the last 12 months, or

    • Successfully completed the final period of technical training in an apprenticeship

Please note, students who have met graduation requirements will have their parchments delivered via mail.

Graduation

Graduation Assessment

All students will be automatically assessed for graduation upon completion of their program requirements. Please refer to the Graduation and Convocation Policy for more information.

Parchments

Parchments are issued three times per year, in February, June and October, for students that have fully completed their program requirements. Parchments are sent to students by regular mail to the address on the student record. If necessary please update your mailing address on your MyOldsCollege account.

  • If you completed all program requirements between September 1 and December 31:

    • Your parchment will be mailed to you in February

  • If you completed all program requirements between January 1 and April 30:

    • Your parchment will be mailed to you in June

  • If you completed all program requirements between May 1 and August 31:

    • Your parchment will be mailed to you in October


Additional Information

Where can I order frames for my parchment?

Give your Olds College Degree, Diploma or Certificate the status it deserves by displaying it in a distinctive, high-quality Canadian-made frame specially designed for Olds College graduates. You can order a frame for your parchment from the Olds College Campus Store.

Order Parchment Frame