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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 twice annually. 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.

KPU is arranging a virtual Convocation ceremony for October 6, 2021 at 11 a.m. to honour all students who will have graduated between June and September 2021.


All students who graduated in June, 2021 or who qualify to graduate in September, 2021 will be mailed a Graduation Celebration Box by the end of September that contains the graduation mementos they would have received at an in-person ceremony.  (Graduation Celebration Boxes are being mailed to potential graduates prior to Senate conferral of credentials and therefore all graduates will be mailed their credential 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 October.
 

Convocation FAQs for Fall 2021

Can my friends and family watch the virtual convocation?

Yes. 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?

Even though restrictions are being lifted, KPU made the decision to hold a virtual ceremony based on the restrictions in place at the time. October 6, 2021 Convocation ceremonies 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!  All students who applied prior to the deadline (June 30, 2021) will be sent a Graduation Celebration Box - more details will follow.

How and when will I receive a Graduation Celebration Box?

Fall graduates and graduands will be sent a Graduation Celebration Box before the end of September so that you will have the momentos in time for the October 6, 2021 virtual ceremony.

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

How do 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 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

Will I be able to submit a photo and write-up for my personalized grad slide?

You will receive an e-mail from convocationrsvp@kpu.ca with a link for the submission when it is time to do so. 

If 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 will not be accepted. A slide will still be created that will include your name and credential.

Convocation Dates

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)
JUNE 2022  June 20 - 24, 2022
FEBRUARY 2023 February 13 - 17, 2023
JUNE 2023 June 12 - 16, 2023