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Convocation

Gowns & Tickets

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Day of Convocation

Day of Convocation

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Convocation is the calling together of the KPU community to celebrate and honour our graduates.

Convocation ceremonies are held annually in February and June. Graduates that participate in convocation receive Convocation mementos, including a KPU-red credential holder, commemorative medallion and lanyard.   Students also keep their cap and tassel.  To be eligible to participate in convocation students must:

  • complete all KPU courses and program requirements no later than the semester preceding the convocation ceremony
  • have any transfer courses that are needed to meet program requirements assessed no later than the semester preceding the convocation ceremony
  • apply to graduate and attend convocation no later than the deadline

For further information about applying to graduate, see kpu.ca/graduation

Accessibility Services - If a graduate is in need of an accommodation, please contact KPU's Accessibility Services at access@kpu.ca in advance.

Subject to Public Health Orders, KPU is anticipating an in-person convocation ceremony in February, 2023.
Students that applied to attend Convocation will be notified of the date and time of their ceremony in an email once the scheduled has been sent.  


Graduates that did not indicate in their application to graduate that they wished to participate in the Convocation Ceremony have until October 31 to let us know that you will like to participate in the February 2023 Convocation ceremony.

If you indicated that you will not be participating in the Convocation ceremony you will be mailed a Graduation Celebration box that contains the graduation mementos that are given at the in-person ceremony.

To ensure your contact information is up-to-date, visit kpu.ca/update-your-contact-info .  Contact graduation@kpu.ca if you must change your mailing address after you have made your application to graduate.
 

FEBRUARY 2023 CONVOCATION CEREMONY SCHEDULE (for graduates who graduated between June 2022 and January 2023):   Schedule will be posted by the end of November 2022 and students will be informed.

Convocation FAQs for FEBRUARY 2023

How will I receive my credential?

Upon Senate conferral of your credential, it will be mailed to the address you provided when you applied to graduate. Your credential will NOT be held until the Convocation ceremony in fEBRUARY, nor will it be sent within your Graduation Celebration Box.

If your mailing address changes, please update it by visiting: https://www.kpu.ca/update-your-contact-info and inform graduation@kpu.ca after you have updated your mailing address.

Can my friends and family watch the convocation on-line?

Yes. The February 2023 convocation will be streamed publicly for each ceremony day and time.  The link for the ceremonies will be available closer to the Convocation ceremonies. No tickets or sign-up are required.

I want to wait to defer attending the June 2023 ceremony – can I do that?

Unfortunately, students are NOT able to defer their convocation to a later date.  The date and time are assigned based on your Faculty, program, and the number of students that indicated they would be participating at Convocation. The assigned date is the only option for you to participate.

When I applied to graduate I was “Undecided, or indicated ‘No’ I did not want to participate in Convocation but I have changed my mind - what do I need to do to participate in the February 2023 ceremony

The deadline to apply to participate in Convocation is October 31, 2022. If you do not indicate by this date you will not be able to participate in the February ceremony. 

Can I rent regalia from KPU?

KPU does not have regalia for students to rent. Contact Gaspard directly at:

Phone: 1-800-380-8214

Email: acadwest@gaspard.ca

All questions regarding regalia rental should be directed to the number or email above.

Where can I get my photos taken in my gown/regalia?

Artona will be onsite during the Convocation dates and times.

Artona has official KPU regalia at their studio in Vancouver for photo sessions. For more details, please visit https://artona.com/schools/KPU

When I applied to graduate I was “Undecided, or indicated ‘No’ I did not want to participate in Convocation. Will I still receive a Graduation Celebration Box?

Yes!  All students who applied prior to the deadline (October 31, 2022) but do not want to participate in the Convocation ceremony will be sent a Graduation Celebration Box.

If your address changes, please update it by visiting: https://www.kpu.ca/update-your-contact-info

How will I receive a Graduation Celebration Box?

Graduates and graduands will be sent a Graduation Celebration Box via mail.

If your address changes, please update it by visiting: https://www.kpu.ca/update-your-contact-info

What is included in the Celebration Box?

The Celebration Box includes the following items:

  • Cap and tassel
  • Red credential folder
  • Alumni magazine and pen
  • Medallion with lanyard
  • Mailer with convocation links and message from the President
*credentials are not included and will be mailed separately

 

Convocation Dates

FEBRUARY 2023 February 13 - 17, 2023
JUNE 2023 June 12 - 16, 2023