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.

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Virtual Convocation Ceremony

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.

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 which will premiere on June 5, 2021.

Watch the Olds College Convocation Ceremony on YouTube

The 2020 Convocation Ceremony will premier at 1 p.m.

Watch the The 2020 Convocation Ceremony

Watch the Olds College Convocation Ceremony on YouTube

The 2021 Convocation Ceremony will premier at 2:30 p.m.

Watch the The 2021 Convocation Ceremony

Each virtual convocation ceremony will include:

  • Greetings from the President

  • Valedictorian Address

  • Honorary Degree Presentation

  • Recognition of the Convocates

  • Awards Presentations

Note: Students must have registered (Convocation Ceremony RSVP Form) by April 30, 2021 to have their name read during the “Recognition of the Convocates” section of the virtual convocation ceremony. 


Be A Part of #OCGrad!

Join the conversion by taking part in the live chat!

  • During each of the premieres there will be a live chat where you can send messages of support and congratulations.

Post and share on social media!

  • Create a post on your social media accounts, perhaps something like: “Congratulations to our 2020 and 2021 Grads!”

  • Follow @oldscollege and share our posts. You can even create a virtual “watch party” in a group text or video call!

  • Interact with our posts. Like and comment. 

On the day of the event, use the hashtags #OCGrad2020 and #OCGrad2021 to share where you’re watching, who you’re watching with, and your comments about the event. Did the speakers just talk about your program? Send out a post about why you love being part of that program and your favorite moments with these students.  

Additional Information

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