Convocation 2018Convocation 2017 is now making way for 2018. Check out the highlights on our Convocation 2017 page.
Next year's dates are set.
- Lloydminster Convocation is on Friday May 25, 2018 at 1:30 pm in the Lakeland College gymnasium. The convocation tea follows in the Servus Credit Union Hospitality Centre.
- Vermilion will have two ceremonies on Friday June 1, 2018. Both ceremonies will be held at the Vermilion Regional Centre followed by convocation teas served in the campus cafeteria
Convocation 2017 & our archives3 ceremonies, 2 days, hundreds of grads, happy families--priceless. Check out all the details on Convocation 2017 page with e-versions of each program, links to downloadable photos on flickr, and archived videos of the ceremonies themselves.
|Watch the Ceremony Online|
|A family member or friend can't make it to the ceremony? Don't worry, there are options.
Watch the live-stream here.
Archived video will be posted shortly after the ceremonies.
|Where to be and when for Vermilion Convocation|
|Where to be and when for Lloydminster Convocation|
Before the Ceremony
During the Ceremony
After the Ceremony
|FAQs: What You Should Know About Convocation|
|What should I wear?
This is a formal event. Out of respect for the event and for your fellow classmates, we ask that you wear dark colored trousers (no blue jeans) or dresses. It can be warm, so lighter fabrics are also a good idea.
Who can come to Convocation?
By splitting ceremonies in Vermilion and using the gymnasium on Lloydminster, there are no limits to the number of guests.
When can family take photos?
All the time! When it's your turn to walk across the stage, we encourage your family to come down the centre aisle and get close to get your photo. There are a lot of great spots on both campuses to take photos of you, of you and your classmates and friends, and of you and your family.
Is the bookstore open?
Yes it will be. Pick up souvenirs or a frame for your credential.
What's the convocation tea?
Ceremonies will be followed by a Convocation Tea co-sponsored by the Students’ Association. Light refreshments will be available at the cafeteria in Vermilion and the Servus Credit Union Hospitality Centre in Lloydminster.
What do I get to keep?
Your grad cap and tassel are yours to keep courtesy of your SA. Gowns and stoles must be returned by the specified times--5:00 pm in Vermilion and 4 pm in Lloydminster.
Is this the only copy of my parchment?
Yes. The document you receive at the ceremony is the original and only copy and should be stored in a safe place or framed and displayed. We recommend that you make a few photocopies in case you need to submit documentation for professional memberships or designations.
Is there somewhere to store my purse or other personal items during the ceremony?
No. We recommend that you give personal items to family or friends in the audience.
My grandmother can't attend, can she watch it another way?
We will be live streaming the ceremonies here.
|It's free, but please apply to graduate.|
|Even before you write your last exam, you need to apply to graduate. Deadline to apply is March 26, 2018.
It's easy. There's no payment required.
|Apply for Your Credential--Even if you aren't coming/didn't come to Convocation|
|Even if you don't plan to attend convocation ceremonies, you still need to apply for your credential--certificate or diploma. Do it online on our apply to graduate page.|
|Lakeland loves to celebrate alumni connections. It's especially important to us as we celebrate our centennial.
If your parents, grandparents or great-grandparents attended Vermilion School of Agriculture, Vermilion Agriculture & Vocational College, Vermilion College or Lakeland College, please apply for an alumni generation pin.
Forms are available online. Go to the alumni generation form page