Convocation 2018

Convocation Ceremony – Overview

Graduates of John Abbott College who completed their studies in summer 2017, fall 2017 or winter 2018 are invited to attend their graduation ceremony at John Abbott College on Thursday, June 7, 2018.  All guests must be seated before the procession begins at 6:20 p.m. sharp, with the ceremony starting at 6:30 p.m.

The ceremony will be held outside on the Oval in front of the Herzberg Building if the weather is nice. If it rains, the ceremony will take place in the Casgrain Building gymnasium and there will be two air-conditioned locations in the College where the ceremony will be broadcast live.

After the ceremony, graduates and their guests are invited to a reception.  Convocation generally lasts about 3 hours, including the reception.

Please note that by attending this event, you understand that photos will be taken, and that the College may use them in any future publications.


Convocation Questions/Answers

How do I inform the College that I plan to attend?
Invitations are mailed out in April to the home address as indicated in Omnivox.  The invitation contains a link to pay on-line via credit card

How do I receive my official DEC diploma?
It can take up to six months before the college receives the DEC diploma from the Ministry of Education.  As soon as the college receives your DEC diploma from the Ministry of Education you will be mailed a letter from the Registrar’s Office (a copy of the letter will also appear in your Omnivox account).  It is important to keep your address up-to-date in your Omnivox account after graduation so that we can communicate this information to you. You may pick up your diploma or we will mail it to you upon request (accompanied with the required processing fee as indicated in the letter).

For Continuing Education, AEC graduates, you will have already received your attestation from the college. 

If I take a course in June 2018 to finish my program, may I still attend Convocation?

Only graduates of John Abbott College who completed their studies in summer 2017, fall 2017 or winter 2018 may attend.

When can I have my graduation photo done?

Student Activities (H-159) organizes graduation photos.  Watch the Portal for announcements!