Convocation 2020The countdown is on for our 2020 Convocation Ceremonies.
- Lloydminster Convocation is on Thursday May 28.
- Vermilion will have two ceremonies on Thursday June 4.
|Please apply to graduate: It's free|
Even before you write your last exam, you need to apply to graduate using your My Lakeland account.
This application should be available on your My Lakeland account as early as March 1 and the deadline to apply is March 27, 2020. Applications received after March 27 will not be processed. No exceptions.
|Apply for your credential--Even if you aren't coming/didn't come to convocation|
Even if you don't plan to attend the convocation ceremonies, you still need to apply for your credential--certificate or diploma.
This is the only way to get that important piece of paper that says you are a graduate.
|Alumni Connection - apply for an alumni generation pin|
|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.
|Information about and for guests|
|Lloydminster Convocation: Where to be and when|
Before the Ceremony
During the Ceremony
After the Ceremony
|Vermilion Convocation: Where to be and when|
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 coloured trousers (no blue jeans) or dresses. It can be warm, so lighter fabrics are also a good idea.
What about footwear?
You will be doing some standing before the ceremony, as well as walking in and out of the ceremonies. In Vermilion, you walk from the Bentley Building across College Drive and two parking lots to the Regional Centre. We recommend comfortable shoes that can handle the terrain.
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. Seating is limited; however, and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
How long is the ceremony?
Usually about 2 hours. Add in coming early to get seats, it can be longer.
Can we bring small children?
Due to the length and nature of the ceremonies, we strongly suggest you avoid bringing babies and young children. However, there will be designated broadcasting areas at the ceremonies in other rooms so that those who have to step out can continue to watch the event.
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. Gowns and stoles must be returned by the specified times.
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.
Does the college take my photo?
Yes we do. When you step off the stage, a photographer is right there. You'll stand in front of a Lakeland College backdrop. Please show off your certificate/diploma. We will post your individual photo on our alumni Facebook page. All photos from convocation will also be on Flickr. The link will be provided on Facebook as well as the website. You'll be able to download your photo(s). You don't need a Flickr account.
|Photographs and video will be taken at the event. By taking part in the event you grant Lakeland College full rights to use the images and video and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for promotional purposes.
This might include (but is not limited to) the right to use images and footage in Lakeland’s printed and digital channels including social media, website, advertisements and publications.
If you have any concerns with the above, please contact a Lakeland College staff member.
|Ceremony livestreamed online|
A family member or friend can't make it to the ceremony?
Don't worry, there are options.