Convocation

Updated on October 28, 2021

Convocation Questions / Answers

Who can attend Convocation?

Graduates of John Abbott College who completed their studies in summer 2021, fall 2021 or winter 2022 will receive an invitation to attend Convocation from the Registrar’s Office in April.

Potential graduates of winter 2022 who find they must take additional courses to fulfill their program requirements will not be eligible to participate in this year’s Convocation ceremony.

Is the ceremonial certificate I receive at Convocation my official DEC diploma?

No.

The ceremonial certificate you receive at Convocation is a ceremonial certificate prepared by the college for your graduating class. For DEC graduates, your official diploma that is issued from the Ministry of Education will be received at the college approximately 6 months after you have graduated. For Continuing Education, AEC graduates, you will have already received your attestation from the college.

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 emailed a letter by the Registrar’s Office (a copy of the letter will also appear in your Omnivox account).  It is important to keep your coordinates up-to-date in your Omnivox account after graduation so that we can communicate this information to you. For Continuing Education, AEC graduates, you will have already received your attestation from the college.

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