Graduation

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Convocation

Congratulations, graduates!

Convocation is an exciting time for graduating students and their supporters. It is an opportunity to gather and celebrate student success along with classmates, friends, family, instructors and members of the Georgian College community. This page will provide you with information to make your convocation experience simple and enjoyable.

Did you know?

Did you know that graduation and convocation are not the same event?

Graduation is when a student meets the requirements of their program, whether it be a certificate, diploma, degree, etc. Not all students who graduate choose to attend convocation.

Convocation is the large formal celebratory ceremony at which all graduates are individually recognized for their academic achievements. Convocation ceremonies at Georgian College are held twice a year in June and October. Typically, students convocate at the ceremony nearest their last term of study.

Important: To receive your credential, you must apply to graduate whether you choose to attend convocation or not. Please visit the apply to graduate tab on this page for further information.

How to apply to graduate

Watch our tutorial on how to apply to graduate

If you are a full-time student who expects to fulfil all of the program requirements, you are required to apply to graduate online through Banner, even if you do not plan on attending convocation.

If you are a part-time or continuing education student requesting credentials, please contact the Convocation team to complete a paper application.

Please watch the tutorial on how to apply to graduate.

How to apply to graduate

  • log into Banner
  • click on Academic Records/View Account Details
  • click on Apply to Graduate
  • follow the prompts
  • please make sure you update your email address when prompted to so we can stay in touch with you
  • watch for a confirmation email

Frequently asked questions

When do I request to graduate? What are the deadlines?

There are three graduation cycles at Georgian College:

  • Students in their last semester of study from September to December (including classes, co-op, Praxis, or internship) should request to graduate between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31.
  • Students in their last semester of study from January to April (including classes, co-op, Praxis, or internship) should request to graduate between March 1 and April 30.
  • Students in their last semester of study from May to August (including classes, co-op, Praxis, or internship) should request to graduate between July 1 and Aug. 31.

The Apply to graduate application is closed Jan. 1 to Feb. 28, May 1 to June 30, and Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 in preparation for convocation ceremonies.

What happens after I apply to graduate?

After your application is received, it is entered into our convocation queue to be reviewed after final grades are received by your academic area. Your application is reviewed individually to ensure you have met the graduation requirements of your program (required courses, co-op hours, placement, etc.). This process is called a graduation audit. Once the graduation audit is completed, you will be deemed either a graduate or a non-graduate. You will then be notified of your next steps.

Due to the high volume of applications received, this process can take up to six weeks after final grades are entered. You can help speed up this process by ensuring that all your academic records in Banner are up-to-date, including exemptions, PLARs, final academic records, independent study grades, final co-op work-term grades, internship grades, all fines/fees are paid, etc.

Graduate status
As soon as we have completed your graduation audit, you will receive an email or letter indicating the results. You will also be able to see your graduate status on your unofficial transcript in Banner. Please make sure both your email and mailing addresses are up-to-date with the Convocation team. If you require an official copy of your transcript, please fill out and email this form to Records and Registration staff.

If you were deemed a non-graduate (e.g., you have not met your program graduation requirements) and you have questions, please contact email Records and Registration staff.

What happens if I miss the deadline to apply to graduate?

Students who miss the deadline are still required to apply to graduate when the application site reopens as per the dates above.

If you wish to attend a ceremony: Apply to graduate for the next possible convocation period (June or October). You will receive your credential at the convocation ceremony. Convocation ceremonies are held twice a year at Georgian College – in June and October.

If you do not wish to attend a ceremony: Apply to graduate for the next available convocation period. Your student record will be assessed approximately six weeks after final grades are entered and your credential will be mailed to you to the address on file after the ceremony.

I finish my program in December and the next convocation ceremony is in June – what are my options?

There are two options for students completing their programs in December:

  • Apply to graduate and choose to not attend the ceremony – this allows you to receive your credential at the end of February; you will not be invited to a convocation ceremony.
  • Apply to graduate and choose to attend the ceremony – this allows you to receive your credential at the June convocation ceremony; your graduate status will be included on your transcript should you need proof prior to receiving your credential in June.
    • If you experience a change in plans and can no longer attend the June convocation, please email us and we can arrange to have your credential mailed to you.

I don’t want to attend a convocation ceremony – do I still need to apply to graduate?

Yes. To update our records and produce your credential, we need to review your graduation requirements. Applying to graduate is our prompt to begin this process for you.

I noticed my name or contact information is incorrect in Banner – what do I do?

  • If you notice a discrepancy in the spelling of your name, please bring proper identification (e.g., birth certificate or marriage certificate) to the Office of the Registrar or email us
  • If you notice a discrepancy in your contact information, please complete the online change of address form

When will I get my credential?

If you are attending convocation you will receive your credential at the ceremony. If you are not attending, or miss the ceremony, your credential will be held at the Registrar’s Office Barrie Campus for two weeks after convocation to allow you to pick up your credential if you choose to. After two weeks, all remaining credentials will be mailed out to the address on file. Please allow three to six weeks for delivery after the convocation ceremony date to receive your credential in the mail.

Credentials will not be released before convocation.

Written permission from the student is mandatory if a friend or family member is picking up your credential on your behalf. The written permission must also include the name of the individual picking up the credential and photo ID will be requested. Please contact us to make arrangements.

What if Banner does not show me the program I want to graduate from?

If you are unable to view the program you’d like to apply to graduate from, please contact the convocation team.

Checklist

  • Ensure that your grades are entered correctly on your Banner account – contact your co-ordinator if you notice discrepancies.
  • Ensure all outstanding fees and fines are paid in full, and all outstanding book/equipment rentals have been cleared.
    • If you owe fees or parking fines, or if you have outstanding rentals or library books, you may attend the convocation ceremony, but we are not able to release your credential or transcript until your account has been cleared.
    • n addition, we cannot produce an enrolment letter or release your name to an external third party (e.g., for board exams).
  • Verify that your name and address are correct on your Banner account.
  • Apply to graduate through your Banner account.
  • Ensure you receive a confirmation email or letter that you’ve successfully been deemed a graduate.

Arrival

Students are asked to arrive 45 to 90 minutes prior to the start of the convocation to register, check in and receive your gown. The gowning room locations can be found on the Ceremony dates tab.

Students do not require a ticket to their own convocation.

Accessibility

Georgian College is committed to an inclusive and accessible environment. For disability-related accommodation requests and information, please contact us in advance of the event.

The ceremony

All ceremonies last approximately one to two hours, depending on the number of graduates. Out of respect for other graduates and their guests, please plan to stay for the entire ceremony. Ceremony locations can be found on the Ceremony dates tab.

The Georgian College Alumni Association proudly sponsors a graduation reception immediately following the ceremony.

Attire

Most graduates find that the room gets very warm. Please plan your wardrobe accordingly. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes because there is a lot of standing and walking involved with convocation. Convocation regalia is provided by the college free of charge and will be worn over regular clothing by all graduates.

Georgian College cannot take responsibility for personal belongings at the ceremony. Please leave all purses and valuables with your guests.

Tickets and seating

Tickets are distributed to graduates based on the number of seats available to each ceremony location. Tickets are required for admittance to the convocation ceremony. Additional tickets will not be available.

Tickets are free, hold no face value and are non-transferable.

Seating in Orillia and Owen Sound is available on a first-come, first-served basis and is general seating.

Seating in Barrie is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to venue size and number of guests, seats are not guaranteed at the Barrie Campus convocations and guests may be asked to move down a few seats to accommodate all guests.

Graduating students do not need a ticket to their own convocation.

Due to fire regulation, children of all ages, with the exception of infants (carried or in a stroller), must have their own ticket to be admitted. Toddler/child lap seating is not permitted.

Arrival time

Doors open one hour prior to the scheduled start time. Guests should be seated no less than 15 minutes prior to the start time. Guests who arrive late may find that seating is not available.

Accessibility

We will do our best to accommodate your needs upon your arrival. Our facilities are wheelchair accessible.

Children

A typical ceremony usually lasts approximately two hours in which young children may find it difficult to sit quietly for the duration. Children who are attending must be supervised by an adult in the audience. Children are not permitted to sit with the graduating student, nor are they permitted to cross the stage with the graduating student.

There are no daycare facilities available for this event.

Photography

The Convocation Team hires Life Touch Photography, a professional photography company, to take photos of all graduates as they cross the stage as well as a posed photo back stage. Proofs will be emailed and mailed to the students two to four weeks after the ceremony. A variety of package are available directly though Life Touch Photography.

The Georgian College Students’ Association (GCSA) invites Lassman Studios on campus for portrait sittings in advance of convocation. Please visit Lassman Studios Photography and enter Georgian as your school ID to book your photo session. Photographs can be views and entered online.

Food and drinks

Food and drinks are not permitted in the convocation ceremony, with the exception of bottled water. You are invited to the Alumni Reception following the ceremony where light refreshments will be available.

Flowers, gifts and diploma frames

Surprise your graduate with a bouquet of flowers. Flowers are available for purchase at all convocation ceremonies. You may also purchase flowers online in advance for Barrie Convocation or Orillia Convocation through convocationflowers.ca, one of our Alumni Association partners.

Bear Essentials has a great choice of clothing, grad rings, gifts and diploma frames available for purchase.

The academic procession assembles 30 minutes prior to the ceremony. If you are attending the convocation ceremony, please complete our online seat reservation prior to convocation to reserve seating in the faculty area. When you reserve your seat, you will receive information on faculty gowning.

Faculty members are expected to remain for the entire duration of the ceremony.

We encourage all faculty to attend the alumni reception following the ceremony to meet with the graduates and their supporters.

Barrie spring convocation ceremony

Rescheduled ceremony for October 2017 graduates

June 19, 2018
10 a.m.
This ceremony is only for those students who should have attended the October 2017 convocation.

Regularly scheduled ceremony for February and June 2018 graduates

June 19, 2018
7 p.m.

June 20, 2018
10 a.m., 2:30 p.m and 7 p.m.
Ceremonies are only for those students who are regularly scheduled to attend the June convocation ceremonies.

The ceremonies at the Barrie Campus include students from Midland, Muskoka, Orangeville, South Georgian Bay and Barrie.

Find the date and time of your ceremony by looking for your program. Students are not permitted to switch between dates or ceremonies.

Orillia spring convocation ceremony

June 8, 2018
2:30 p.m.

Read the details about your ceremony. Students are not permitted to switch between dates or ceremonies.

Owen Sound spring convocation ceremony

June 14, 2018
6:30 p.m.

This ceremony will take place at the East Ridge Community School next door to the college campus.

Read the details about your ceremony. Students are not permitted to switch between dates or ceremonies.

We do hope you will take this important opportunity to celebrate your hard earned accomplishments with your family, friends, classmates and the entire Georgian community. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact graduation@georgiancollege.ca.

Automotive Business School of Canada

The next ABSC convocation will be held in October 2018.

Barrie convocation schedule

Ceremony details

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 – RESCHEDULED OCTOBER GRADUATES ONLY

Ceremonies are divided by program. Please find your program and ceremony time listed below.

***Updated Ceremony Information***

  • 8:30 a.m.: Graduate check-in and gowning – please see below for your program’s check-in room
  • 8:30 a.m.: Ceremony doors open to guests – Barrie Campus Athletic Centre
  • 10 a.m.: Convocation ceremony begins
  • Noon: Reception begins in the Barrie Campus Athletic Centre

Programs:

K218A    Academic and Career Entrance

K218A    General Arts and Science – English for Academic Purposes

K218A    General Arts and Science

K218A    General Arts And Science – One Year

K218A    Aboriginal Community and Social Development

K218A    Anishnaabemowin as Second Language

K218A    Shki-Miikan (New Roads) – General Arts and Science – One Year

K218A    Hairstylist Apprentice – Advanced

K218A    Hairstyling

K218A    Communicative Disorders Assistant

K218A    Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training

K218A    Art and Design Fundamentals

K218A    Interior Decorating

K218A    Interior Design

K218A    Jewellery and Metals

K218A    Museum and Gallery Studies

K218A    Interactive Web Design and Development

K218A    Digital Photography and Imaging

K218A    Graphic Design

K218A    Graphic Design Production

K218A    Computer Systems Technician – Networking

K220A    Computer Programmer

K220A    Computer Programmer Analyst

K220A    Information Systems Security

K220A    Research Analyst

K220A    Big Data Analytics

K220A    Cabinetmaking Techniques

K220A    Gas Technician

K220A    Welding Techniques

K220A    Architectural Technician

K220A    Architectural Technology

K220A    Civil Engineering Technician – Construction

K222A    Civil Engineering Technology

K222A    Electrical Engineering Technician

K222A    Electrical Engineering Technology

K222A    Electrical Techniques

K222A    Environmental Technician

K222A    Environmental Technology

K226A    Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician

K226A    Mechanical Engineering Technology – Automotive Manufacturing

K226A    Mechanical Engineering Technology – Automotive Products Design

K226A    Mechanical Techniques – Marine Engine Mechanic

K226A    Mechanical Technician – Precision Skills

K226A    Mechanical Techniques – Small Engine Mechanic

K226A    Bookkeeping

K226A    Business Fundamentals

K226A    Office Administration – General

K226A    Office Administration – Medical

K226A    Office Administration – Executive

K226A    Law Clerk

K226A    Medical Transcription – Health Records

K226A    Advertising and Marketing Communications

K226A    Business

K226A    Business Administration

K226A    Business – Accounting

K226B    Business Administration – Accounting

K226B    Business – Marketing

K226B    Aviation Management

K226B    International Business Management

K226B    Business – Entrepreneurship

K226B    Business Administration – Human Resources

K226B    Human Resources Management

K226B    Culinary Skills – Chef Training

K226B    Culinary Management

K226B    Hospitality Management – Hotel and Resort

K226B    Hospitality Administration – Hotel and Resort

K226B    Snow Resort Operations

K226B    Golf Facilities Operation Management

K226B    Bachelor of Applied Business (Golf Management)

K222B    Bachelor of Business (Golf Management)

K222B    Fitness and Health Promotion

K222B    Recreation and Leisure Services

K222B    Recreation and Leisure Services

K222B    Tourism and Travel

K222B    Event Management

K222B    Dental Assisting (Levels I and II)

K222B    Dental Hygiene

K222B    Esthetician

K222B    Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant

K222B    Opticianry

K222B    Paramedic

K222B    Advanced Care Paramedic

K222B    Pharmacy Technician

K222B    Pre-Health Sciences

K222B    Personal Support Worker

K220B    Practical Nursing

K220B    Registered Nurse – Critical Care Nursing

K220B    Massage Therapy

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 – REGULARLY SCHEDULED GRADUATES ONLY

  • 5:30 p.m.: Graduate check-in and gowning – please see below for your program’s check-in room
  • 5:30 p.m.: Ceremony doors open to guests – Barrie Campus Athletic Centre
  • 7 p.m.: Convocation ceremony begins
  • 9 p.m.: Reception begins – Barrie Campus Athletic Centre.

Programs:

 

K218A General Arts and Science – Shki Miikan (New Road)
K218A Anishnaabemowin and Program Development
K218A Anishnaabemowin Language Programming
K218A Aboriginal Community and Social Development
K218A Bookkeeping
K218A Office Administration – General
K218A Office Administration – Executive
K220A Office Administration – Health Services
K222A Office Administration – Medical
K222A Law Clerk
K226A Advertising and Marketing Communications
K226A Advertising
K226B Business
K226B Business Administration
K224 Business – Accounting
K224 Business Administration – Accounting
K224 Business – Marketing (BMKN)
K222B Business – Marketing (BMKT)
K222B Business – Entrepreneurship
K222B Aviation Management
K222B Business Administration – Human Resources
K220B Human Resources Management
K220B International Business Management
K220B Public Relations – Corporate Communications
K220B Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Management and Leadership)

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 –  REGULARLY SCHEDULED GRADUATES ONLY

Ceremonies divided by program. Please find your program and ceremony time listed below.

Morning ceremony:

  • 8:30 a.m.: Graduate check-in and gowning – please see below for your program’s check-in room
  • 8:30 a.m.: Ceremony doors open to guests – Barrie Campus Athletic Centre
  • 10 a.m.: Convocation ceremony begins
  • Noon: Reception begins – Barrie Campus Athletic Centre.

Programs:

K218A Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training
K218A Social Service Worker
K218A Victimology
K218A Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Diplomas and Degrees
K218A Pre-Health Sciences
K220A Personal Support Worker
K220A Dental Assisting (Levels I and II)
K222A Dental Hygiene
K226A Denturism
K226A Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant
K226A Pharmacy Technician
K226B Esthetician
K226B Medical Skin Care Therapies
K226B Opticianry
K226B Paramedic
K226B Advanced Care Paramedic
K222B Acupuncture
K222B Massage Therapy
K224 Practical Nursing
K220B Acute Complex Care for Internationally Educated Nurses
K220B Registered Nurse – Critical Care Nursing

 

Afternoon ceremony – REGULARLY SCHEDULED GRADUATES ONLY

  • 1 p.m.: Graduate check-in and gowning – please see below for your program’s check-in room
  • 1 p.m.: Ceremony doors open to guests – Barrie Campus Athletic Centre
  • 2:30 p.m.: Convocation ceremony begins
  • 4:30 p.m.: Reception begins – Barrie Campus Athletic Centre

Programs:

K218A Hairstyling
K218A Art and Design Fundamentals
K218A Digital Photography and Imaging
K218A Digital Video
K218A Fine Arts
K218A Fine Arts Advanced
K220A Graphic Design Production
K220A Graphic Design
K220A Interior Decorating
K222A Interior Design
K222A Kitchen and Bath Design
K222A Jewellery and Metals
K222A Goldsmithing – Silversmithing
K224 Computer Systems Technician – Networking
K225 Computer Programmer
K226A Computer Programmer Analyst
K226A Interactive Web Design and Development
K226A Interactive Media Design – Web
K226A Web Animation and Design
K226A Big Data Analytics
K226A Information Systems Security
K226A Research Analyst
K226A Cabinetmaking Techniques
K226B Carpentry and Renovation Techniques
K226B Electrical Techniques
K226B Plumbing Techniques
K226B Welding Techniques
K226B Gas Technician
K226B Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician
K226B Mechanical Techniques – Marine Engine Mechanic
K226B Mechanical Techniques – Industrial Maintenance
K222B Mechanical Techniques – Small Engine Mechanic
K222B Mechanical Technician – Precision Skills
K222B Architectural Technician
K222B Architectural Technology
K222B Civil Engineering Technician – Construction
K222B Civil Engineering Technology
K222B Electrical Engineering Technician
K220B Electrical Engineering Technology
K220B Electrical Engineering Technology – Automated Systems
K220B Environmental Technician
K220B Environmental Technology
K220B Mechanical Engineering Technology – Automotive Manufacturing

 

Evening ceremony – REGULARLY SCHEDULED GRADUATES ONLY

  • 5:30 p.m.: Graduate check-in and gowning – please see below for your program’s check-in room
  • 5:30 p.m.: Ceremony doors open to guests – Barrie Campus Athletic Centre
  • 7 p.m.: Convocation ceremony begins
  • 9 p.m.: Reception begins – Barrie Campus Athletic Centre

Programs: 

K218A Academic and Career Entrance
K218A Community Integration Through Co-operative Education
K218A General Arts and Science – English for Academic Purposes
K220A General Arts And Science – One Year
K220A General Arts and Science
K220A Communications and Professional Writing
K220A Automotive Business
K222A Honours Bachelor of Business (Automotive Management)
K222A Automotive Dealership Management
K222A Baking and Pastry Arts
K222A Culinary Skills
K222A Culinary Skills – Chef Training
K226A Culinary Management
K226A Fitness and Health Promotion
K226B Recreation and Leisure Services
K226B Recreation and Leisure Services
K226B Sport Administration
K226B Snow Resort Operations
K226B Tourism – Marketing and Product Development
K222B Tourism and Travel
K222B Hospitality Management – Hotel and Resort
K222B Hospitality – Hotel and Resort Operations Management
K220B Hospitality Administration – Hotel and Resort
K220B Golf Facilities Operation Management
K220B Bachelor of Business (Golf Management)
K220B Event Management

Orillia convocation schedule

Ceremony details

Friday, June 8, 2018

Ceremonies divided by program. Please find your program and ceremony time listed below.

***UPDATED INFORMATION***

Orillia Convocation Ceremony – OCTOBER AND REGULARLY SCHEDULED GRADUATES

  • 1 p.m.: Graduate check-in and gowning – Arena One, Rotary Place
  • 1 p.m.: Ceremony doors open to guests – Arena Two, Rotary Place
  • 2:30 p.m.: Convocation ceremony begins
  • 4 p.m.: Reception begins – Arena One, Rotary Place

Programs: 

Academic and Career Entrance
Addictions: Treatment and Prevention
Autism and Behavioral Sciences
Child and Youth Care
Child and Youth Worker
Child Development Practitioner Apprenticeship – Advanced
Community and Justice Services
Community Integration Through Co-operative Education
Developmental Services Worker
Developmental Services Worker Apprentice – Advanced
Early Childhood Education
Event Management
Fundraising and Resource Development
Honours Bachelor of Human Services (Police Studies)
Police Foundations
Protection, Security and Investigation
Social Service Worker
Therapeutic Recreation
Veterinary Assistant
Veterinary Technician

 

 

Owen Sound convocation schedule

Ceremony details

Thursday, June 14, 2018

  • 5:30 p.m.: Graduate check-in and gowning – Georgian College cafeteria
  • 5:30 p.m.: Ceremony doors open to guests – East Ridge Community School
  • 6:30 p.m.: Convocation ceremony begins
  • 8 p.m.: Reception begins – Georgian College cafeteria

Programs (from October ceremony):

Business (Co-op)
Business (Non Co-op)
Child Development Practitioner Apprenticeship – Advanced
Culinary Management
Early Childhood Education
Gas Technician
Marine Engineering Management
Marine Engineering Technician
Office Administration – General
Power Engineering Technician
Power Engineering Technology
Practical Nursing
Pre-Health Sciences
Welding Techniques

Programs (June graduates):

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Business
Carpentry Techniques
Child Development Practitioner Apprentice – Advanced
Cook Apprentice – Advanced
Culinary Management
Culinary Skills – Chef Training
Early Childhood Education
Electrical Techniques
Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician
Law Clerk
Marine Engineering Management
Marine Engineering Technology
Marine Technology – Navigation
Office Administration – Executive
Office Administration – General
Personal Support Worker
Police Foundations
Power Engineering Technician
Practical Nursing
Pre-Health Sciences
Social Service Worker
Welding Techniques

Midland

The rescheduled October 2017 convocation ceremonies for Midland graduates will be held at the Barrie Campus on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 in the Athletics Centre (One Georgian Dr., Barrie), along with the graduates from Muskoka, Orangeville, South Georgian Bay and Barrie campuses. Please click on the Barrie drop down to confirm when your program is convocating.

Muskoka

The rescheduled October 2017 convocation ceremonies for Muskoka graduates will be held at the Barrie Campus on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 in the Athletic Centre (One Georgian Dr., Barrie), along with the graduates from Midland, Orangeville, South Georgian Bay and Barrie campuses. Please click on the Barrie drop down to confirm when your program is convocating.

Orangeville

The rescheduled October 2017 convocation ceremonies for Orangeville graduates will be held at the Barrie Campus on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 in the Athletic Centre (One Georgian Dr., Barrie), along with the graduates from Midland, Muskoka, South Georgian Bay and Barrie campuses. Please click on the Barrie drop down to confirm when your program is convocating.

South Georgian Bay

The rescheduled October 2017 convocation ceremonies for South Georgian Bay graduates will be held at the Barrie Campus on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 in the Athletic Centre (One Georgian Dr., Barrie), along with the graduates from Midland, Muskoka, Orangeville and Barrie campuses. Please click on the Barrie drop down to confirm when your program is convocating.

Please note

Convocation ceremonies take place in June and October at the Barrie, Orillia, and Owen Sound campuses (schedules and locations posted above). Convocation ceremonies for programs at the Midland, Muskoka, Orangeville and South Georgian Bay campuses take place at the Barrie Campus (see schedules posted above).

We ask that you arrive one hour prior to the ceremony.

Questions? Please contact us.

Accessibility

Georgian College is committed to an inclusive and accessible environment. For disability-related accommodation requests and information, please contact us in advance of the event.

Previous convocation ceremonies

At Georgian College, we respect the need to protect personal information. Pursuant to section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), students’ images, names, program, degree/diploma/certificate earned and year of graduation as they appear in convocation programs and in webcasts are considered public information. Participants acknowledge that by attending convocation, their imagine and/or voice may be captured by photograph, videotape, audiotape, live webcasting and otherwise reproduced during the ceremonies. This personal information is collected under the legal authority of the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Act, 2002 and in accordance with Sections 38(2) and 41(1) of FIPPA.

Personal information will be broadcast through live webcasting for the purposed of enabling individuals who are unable to attend convocation to view the ceremonies. Any information captured through photograph, videotape or audiotape may be used for promotional, administrative, educational or research purposes. Personal information may be disclosed to outside service providers for processing and production. If you have any questions about the collection of personal information by Georgian College during convocation, please contact the Office of the Registrar by telephone at 705.728.1968 or email. For more information about FIPPA, please contact Georgian’s Access and Privacy Office by telephone at 705.728.1968, ext. 5770 or by email.

Office of the Registrar
c/o Convocation and Graduation
One Georgian Dr.
Barrie, ON L4M 3X9