A group six graduates in their gowns pose for a selfie

Graduation


Spring Convocation June 18 and 19, 2019

The Convocation Team is excited to announce that all Georgian College Spring convocation ceremonies will be held on June 18 and 19, 2019 at the Barrie Molson Centre. One location will provide many enhancements including the ability for our graduates to bring unlimited loved ones to watch them cross the stage and create a sense of comradery through a consistent experience for all Georgian graduates.

Information for students


TO RECEIVE YOUR CREDENTIAL, YOU MUST APPLY TO GRADUATE WHETHER YOU CHOOSE TO ATTEND CONVOCATION OR NOT.

Students in their last semester of study including classes, co-op, Praxis or internship should request to graduate during the time periods listed in the chart:

Last term of studyDates to apply to graduate
September to DecemberNov. 1 to Dec. 31
January to AprilMarch 1 to April 30
May to AugustJuly 1 to Aug. 31

How to apply to graduate

  1. Log in to Banner
  2. Select “View academic records and fee account details”
  3. Select “Apply to graduate”
  4. OPTIONAL – credential evaluation is for students who are unsure if they have completed all of the requirements for their program
  5. Select the final term of study using the drop down menu and click submit
  6. Select curriculum
  7. Select the program that you will be graduating from
  8. Choose your attendance
  9. Ensure your personal information is correct as this information is used to produce your credential

Important: Students must attend the ceremony that coincides with the term they were deemed a graduate of.

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

Frequently asked questions

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.

How do I invite family and friends to the convocation ceremony?

Graduates will receive an email two weeks prior to the convocation ceremony with information regarding guest seat reservations. Please ensure that your email address in Banner is correct.

What happens after I apply to graduate?

All applications are entered into our convocation queue to be reviewed at the end of the term. Applications are reviewed individually to ensure all requirements have been met. Due to the high volume of applications received, this process can take up to six weeks once the term has ended.

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. In addition, we cannot produce an enrolment letter or release your name to an external third party (e.g., for board exams).

Where can I have my graduation photos taken?

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 viewed and entered online.

Arrival Procedures

Graduates are asked to arrive 60 minutes before the scheduled ceremony time. Upon your arrival at the Barrie Molson Centre, signs and staff will direct you to the registration area. Registration and gowning will take place in the Horsepower Grill. You will then receive your gown and line up for the procession into the graduate seating area. There is no charge for your gown rental. The gowning area will not be secured and we cannot guarantee the safety of your personal possessions. We strongly advise that you do not bring purses, hats or valuables with you to the gowning area. Instead, please leave these articles with your guests. Please note: Guests and family (including children) are not allowed to accompany graduates into the gowning or graduate seating areas. Your family and guests will be directed to the public seating area and you may reconnect with them at the completion of the ceremony.

After The Ceremony

Your ceremony is expected to last approximately 2 hours. We ask graduates and guests to be considerate and remain seated for the duration of the ceremony. Please ensure that your gown is returned promptly to the gowning area after you have taken photos with your friends and family. Once your gown has been returned, you will receive your credential.

Information for guests


Tickets and seating

Your graduate will receive an email two weeks prior to the convocation ceremony with a link to the seat reservation page. Seating is first come, first served.

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 be asked to wait to be seated if the ceremony has begun.

Accessibility

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

Children

A typical ceremony 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.

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.

Graduate shaking President's hand
Indigenous drummer

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 the convocation ceremonies through Convocation Flowers, one of our Alumni Association partners.

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

Ceremony dates and times


Program names are listed alphabetically, not in the order that they will cross the stage.
If you do not see your program listed below please contact graduation@georgiancollege.ca
All Owen Sounds students will be participating in the 4:00 p.m. ceremony on Tuesday June 18, 2019.
All students are required to bring their ONECard to check in to convocation.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Student gowning – 9:00 a.m.

Ceremony begins – 10:00 a.m.

Reception begins – 12 noon


  • Academic and Career Entrance
  • Architectural Technician
  • Architectural Technology
  • Autism and Behavioural Sciences
  • Carpentry Techniques
  • Child and Youth Care
  • Child and Youth Worker
  • Child Development Practitioner Apprentice – Advanced
  • Civil Engineering Technician – Construction
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Communications and Professional Writing
  • Community and Justice Services
  • Community Integration Through Co-operative Education
  • Developmental Services Worker
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Education Apprentice- Advanced
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Techniques
  • Environmental Technician
  • Environmental Technology
  • Fundraising and Resource Development
  • Gas Technician
  • General Arts and Science
  • General Arts and Science-English for Academic Purposes
  • General Arts and Science-One Year
  • Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician
  • Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Automotive Management)
  • Honours Bachelor of Human Services (Police Studies)
  • Marine Engineering Management
  • Marine Engineering Technician
  • Marine Technology-Navigation
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology – Automotive Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology – Automotive Product Design
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Technician-Precision Skills
  • Mechanical Techniques- Marine Engine Mechanic
  • Mechanical Techniques- Small Engine Mechanic
  • Plumbing Techniques
  • Police Foundations
  • Power Engineering Technology
  • Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training
  • Protection, Security and Investigation
  • Social Service Worker
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Welding Techniques
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Student gowning – 3:00 p.m.

Ceremony begins – 4:00 p.m.

Reception begins – 6:00 p.m.


  • All Owen Sound students
  • Art and Design Fundamentals
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Programmer Analyst
  • Computer Systems Technician- Networking
  • Digital Photography and Imaging
  • Digital Video
  • Fine Arts
  • Fine Arts Advanced
  • Goldsmithing-Silversmithing
  • Graphic Design
  • Graphic Design Production
  • Hairstyling
  • Information Systems Security
  • Interactive Media Design-Web
  • Interactive Web Design and Development
  • Interior Decorating
  • International Business Management
  • Jewellery and Metals
  • Kitchen and Bath Design
  • Project Management
  • Research Analyst
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Student gowning – 9:00 a.m.

Ceremony begins – 10:00 a.m.

Reception begins – 12 noon


  • Acute Complex Care for Internationally Educated Nurses
  • Automotive Business
  • Automotive Dealership Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Biotechnology-Health
  • Dental Assisting (Levels I and II)
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Denturism
  • Esthetician
  • Honours Bachelor of Business (Automotive Management)
  • Medical Skin Care Therapies
  • Massage Therapy
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant
  • Opticianry
  • Paramedic
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Practical Nursing
  • Pre-Health Sciences
  • Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Diplomas and Degrees
  • Registered Nurse-Critical Care Nursing
  • Registered Practical Nurse-Community Nursing
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Veterinary Technician
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Student gowning – 3:00 p.m.

Ceremony begins – 4:00 p.m.

Reception begins – 6:00 p.m.


  • Advertising and Marketing Communications
  • Aviation Management
  • Bachelor of Business (Golf Management)
  • Baking and Pastry Arts
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business
  • Business-Accounting
  • Business-Entrepreneurship
  • Business-Marketing
  • Business Administration
  • Business Administration-Accounting
  • Business Administration-Human Resources
  • Business Fundamentals
  • Culinary Management
  • Culinary Skills-Chef Training
  • Event Management
  • Fitness and Health Promotion
  • Flight Services
  • Golf Facilities Operation Management
  • Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Golf Management)
  • Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Management and Leadership)
  • Hospitality-Hotel and Resort Operations Management
  • Hospitality Administration- Hotel and Resort
  • Hospitality Management- Hotel and Resort
  • Human Resources Management
  • Law Clerk
  • Office Administration- Executive
  • Office Administration- General
  • Office Administration- Health Services
  • Office Administration- Medical
  • Paralegal
  • Public Relations- Corporate Communications
  • Recreation and Leisure Services
  • Snow Resort Operations
  • Sport Administration
  • Tourism-Marketing and Product Development

Live streaming


We stream our convocation ceremonies so that loved ones near and far who cannot attend in person can watch their graduate cross the stage.

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 image 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 purpose 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.

Contact us


Georgian’s convocation team supports students through the graduation and convocation process and creates a celebratory ceremony at which graduates are recognized for their academic achievements.

Office of the Registrar
c/o Convocation and Graduation
One Georgian Dr.
Barrie, ON L4M 3X9
705.728.1968, ext. 1727
graduation@georgiancollege.ca