We are proud of your achievements and hope you'll look fondly on your time at Portage College.
Convocation is the recognition of your hard work, commitment and achievements. It’s a special time where the whole College community gathers together to celebrate your accomplishments.
Convocation takes place the first Friday in June at the Lac La Biche Campus in the gymnasium.
There are normally two ceremonies scheduled, one in the morning at 10:00 and one in the afternoon at 2:30 to accommodate students and their families.
They are divided by program and grouped to create an even split.
Students are eligible to attend Convocation if they qualify for graduation and if their program of studies are completed in the current academic year.
Invitations are normally sent out via email in March.
The Registrar’s Office will remove the names of students that withdraw prior to May 1st from the eligible student list.
If you wish to know more about convocation please contact Student Services at 1-866-623-5551.
All students participating in the ceremony are expected to wear the cap, tassel and gown. There is no cost to the student as Convocation is a gift from the College to the Student.
Students are required to register so that the College can order the cap, tassel and gown. The cap and tassel are yours to keep after the ceremony, but the gown must be returned.
Portrait services will be available on Convocation day. Booking information and room number will be provided closer to the date.
No, your credential will be mailed to the address on your student file. Please ensure your address is updated with Student Services.
During Convocation you will receive a letter/scroll.
Refreshments are available throughout the day. Food will not be provided, but there is the onsite Voyageur Grill located on the Lac La Biche campus where you can purchase meals, snacks and beverages.
In addition to the two Convocation ceremonies, other important events take place throughout the day.
This is a typical schedule: