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Convocation

Gowns & Tickets

Gowns & Tickets

Day of Convocation

Day of Convocation

Watch Live

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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 June and October. Graduates that participate in convocation receive a commemorative medal in addition to their credential. 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.

Due to the ongoing restrictions on large gatherings as part of British Columbia’s COVID-19 response, KPU is arranging a virtual Convocation ceremony for June 22, 2021 at 11 a.m. to honour all students who will have graduated by May 2021.


These are unprecedented times and as we continue to heed the advice of our public health officials, we do not know when we will once again be gathering together in large numbers, therefore students are not able to defer their Convocation attendance to a potential future in-person ceremony.

All eligible graduates will be mailed a Convocation celebration box in June containing the graduation mementos they would have received at an in-person ceremony. Upon Senate conferral of your credential, all graduates will be mailed their parchment separately.

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.

We look forward to celebrating your achievements in June.

Kind regards,
Office of the President

Convocation FAQs for Spring 2021 and Fall 2021

Can my friends and family watch the virtual convocation?

Yes. The virtual Spring 2021 convocation will be streamed publicly at 11 a.m. on June 22 on the KPU convocation website  - the link will be provided here - and will remain posted for later viewing. No tickets or sign-up are required.
The virtual Fall 2021 convocation will be streamed publicly at 11 a.m. on October 6 on the KPU convocation website  - the link will be provided here - and will remain posted for later viewing. No tickets or sign-up are required.

I want to wait to attend an in-person ceremony – how do I do that?

Due to the ongoing restrictions on large gatherings as part of BC’s COVID-19 response, convocation ceremonies at KPU are being held virtually. Students are NOT able to defer their convocation to a later date.

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 and may I still participate in Convocation?

Yes! The Graduation Celebration Boxes will be sent in early June to all students that graduated between October 26, 2020 and May 31, 2021 and all these graduates are welcome to participate in the Spring 2021 virtual Convocation.

How and when will I receive a Graduation Celebration Box?

If you graduate between October 26, 2020 and May 31, 2021, you will be mailed a convocation celebration box in June. It will be sent to your mailing address on file with KPU.

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
*parchment is not included and will be sent separately

How do I receive my parchment?

Upon Senate conferral of your credential, your parchment will be mailed to the address you provided when you applied to graduate. Your parchment will NOT 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 I rent regalia from KPU?

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

Website:  https://www.buildagrad.com/kpu

Phone: 1-800-380-8214

Email: acadwest@gaspard.ca

What is the charge to rent regalia?

Regalia rental is $40, plus a $40 shipping charge, which covers shipping the regalia to you and returning it back to Gaspard.

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

 

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

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

Personalized Grad Slide

How do I submit a photo and write-up for my personalized grad slide?

You should have received an e-mail from convocationrsvp@kpu.ca with a link for the submission. If you did not receive a link, please contact convocationrsvp@kpu.ca and include your Faculty and Student Number.

I made an error on my submission for my personalized grad slide. How do I correct it?

Please respond to the e-mail you received and outline the error and correction you are requesting. You can also e-mail convocationrsvp@kpu.ca

I missed the deadline to submit a photo and write-up for my personalized grad slide. Can I still submit something?

No – due to the processing time late submissions are not being accepted. A slide will still be created that will include your name and credential.

Convocation Dates

Spring 2020 

The in-person convocation scheduled for June 1- 5, 2020 was cancelled.

There was an online Tribute to the Spring Class of 2020 and Virtual Convocation Ceremony

Fall 2020 

Virtual Convocation Ceremony

Spring 2021  June 22, 2021 (the virtual convocation ceremony will be streamed online at 11 a.m. - kpu.ca/convocation2021 - and will remain viewable afterwards)
Fall 2021  October 6, 2021 (the virtual convocation ceremony will be streamed online at 11 a.m. - the link will be provided here - and will remain viewable afterwards)
Spring 2022  June 6-10, 2022
Fall 2022  October 4-6, 2022
Spring 2023  June 5-9, 2023