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.
Graduation photos are happening now!
Dates & Locations:
Emergency Training Centre, Vermilion, Room MM 141
Lloydminster campus, Room 1031A
You must book your sessions here: http://imaginethatphotographics.com/lakeland-college-graduation/
Graduation portrait details:
- Your portrait session is free and there is no obligation to purchase photographs.
- Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for your scheduled appointment. If you are late, there is no guarantee that you will have your portrait taken that day.
- If you choose to wear a collared shirt and necktie, it is recommended that you wear neutral colours as bright colours could clash with the grad collar. Lakeland College's grad collar is green and gold.
|Application for Graduation|
Even before you write your last exam, you need to apply to graduate using your My Lakeland account. Currently enrolled students will receive an email with instructions. Stay tuned!
This application should be available on your My Lakeland account as early as March 1 and the deadline to apply to attend convocation is March 27, 2020. Applications to attend convocation received after March 27 will not be processed. No exceptions!
Apply for your credential--Even if you are not attending 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 of Lakeland College.
|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 a lot of standing before the ceremony, as well as walking in and out of the ceremonies and to/from the gowning room.
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. If your guests require wheelchair access or any other accommodation, please let us know prior to the ceremony.
How long is the ceremony?
Usually about 2 hours. Please be considerate of all graduates and stay till the end of the ceremony.
Can we bring small children?
Due to the length and nature of the ceremonies, we strongly suggest you avoid bringing babies and young children.
Can parents/guests proceed to the gowning room with me?
Only graduates are permitted in the gowning rooms. Please direct your guests to be seated. Parents/guests are welcome and encouraged to attend the convocation tea following each ceremony.
What is 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.
Is the bookstore open?
Yes it will be. Pick up souvenirs or a frame for your credential.
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. Lakeland College is not responsible for the loss or theft of valuables.
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.
|Directions for Gowning|