Graduation & Convocation

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.

COVID-19 Updates: FULL DETAILS

Virtual Convocation Ceremony

Convocation 2022 Ceremony plans are to be announced!

Olds College students will be sent details by e-mail about the upcoming event.

Students who have registered by completing the Convocation Ceremony RSVP Form will receive a Convocation Pack that 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.

Students who opted out of taking part in the virtual convocation ceremonies will still graduate from their program once they have successfully completed all of their graduation requirements. Please note, students who have met graduation requirements will have their parchments delivered via mail once the final graduation assessment is complete.

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

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 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.

Graduation 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