Summer 2022 Graduation

We look forward to celebrating your accomplishments at our Summer 2022 graduation ceremonies. There are steps you need to take in order to attend your graduation ceremony, so please follow the checklist below carefully. You will also find a full schedule of ceremonies at the bottom of the page. If you have any questions, please contact convocation@douglascollege.ca.

Graduation Checklist

What to bring

  • Your student ID
  • Your Gaspard confirmation

What to wear

  • You will be wearing a gown overtop so you can dress however it makes you comfortable.
  • Some choose to wear a dress, skirts and dress pants, or jeans/dress pants.

  • Confirmed graduates were sent two (2) guest tickets for assigned graduation ceremony as of May 26.
  • Additional guest tickets were made available on May 31 at 12pm PT on this page until sold out, see link for tickets under your specific Ceremony below. 
  • Guests under the age of 2 do not count towards the two-guest maximum. Please note: these guests will be required to sit on a parent or guardian’s lap.
  • Guests must have a ticket to enter the Laura C. Muir Theatre. Guests should arrive 45 minutes prior to the ceremony start time.
  • Guests who arrive after the procession has begun will be seated by theatre staff when there is an appropriate break in the ceremony (if space permits). Guest seating is unassigned, general admission. We ask that guests stay in their seats for the duration of the ceremony.
  • Guests may wear what they are comfortable in and dress for the weather. 

If you require special accommodation (i.e., sign language interpretation or wheelchair access), please contact us at convocation@douglascollege.ca at least two weeks before your ceremony.

Parking at the New Westminster Campus will be complimentary to everyone between June 14–17. For directions to the parkade, click here.

Please arrive at the Douglas College New Westminster Campus 1.5 hours before your ceremony begins. To check in, you are required to bring your student ID card and Gaspard order confirmation.

  1. Coat check for graduates 
    • Coat check is available on the third floor
    • Alternatively, feel free to leave large items at home or with your guests.
    • Pick up your credential 
      • You will pick up your credential in room N3302. Your student ID card is required.
        map of third floor
    • Pick up your regalia 
      • Check in and receive your regalia on the third floor in the Dance Studio, room N3260. Your Gaspard order confirmation is required.
    • Prepare for the procession 
      • Instructions and an overview of the ceremony will be provided to you in your designated pre-procession room (look for signage on the day of the event).  
    • Attend the reception 
      • After the ceremony, you and your guests are invited to a light reception at the Level 4 North Plaza.
    • Drop off regalia 
      • After the reception, drop off your regalia in the main concourse.

    Anyone can watch on livestream using any device on the day of each Ceremony. 

    An overflow room located near the concourse is available to watch the ceremonies. Look for ushers to direct guests to that location. 

    Each Convocation ceremony will last approximately 90 to 120 minutes in length. 

    • No flash photography allowed during the ceremony. Please keep theatre aisles clear during the ceremony. 

    • Cakewalk Media will capture each graduate passing the stage for a handshake

    • Cakewalk Media will capture each graduate off stage (background and one main light)

    • Cakewalk Media will also provide optional post-ceremony graduation portraits (located in the room next to Enrolment Services on the second floor)

    • All photos of the ceremony will be hosted on an online gallery and provided on a shared link within 48 hours of the ceremony.

    We ask anyone who is unwell or shows any symptoms to please stay home. we also ask that you respect everyone's comfort levels and to please refer to our COVID policy

    • All remaining credentials will be mailed out in early July to the mailing address in myAccount. 
    • A tracking number will be provided to the graduate once the credential has been mailed out.

    Graduation Convocation Schedule

     

    Tue
    Jun 14

    1:30PM – Convocation 1 – WATCH THE LIVE STREAM HERE

    Faculty of Health Sciences
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing
    Certificate in Community Mental Health Worker
    Certificate in Health Care Assistant
    Certificate in Medical Office Administration
    Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Health Information Management

    Location
    New Westminster Campus 
    Laura C. Muir Theatre 

    Wed
    Jun 15

    9:30AM – Convocation 2 – WATCH THE LIVE STREAM HERE

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
    Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology 
    Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology (Honours) 
    Bachelor of Arts in Applied Criminology 
    Diploma in Criminology 
    Diploma in Legal Studies 

    Convocation 3 has merged with Convocation 2. If you RSVP'd for Convocation 3, your new event time is now 9:30am.

    Associate Degree in Arts 
    Certificate in Academic Foundations 
    Certificate in Criminal Justice Studies
    Diploma in General Studies 
    Diploma in Liberal Arts 

    Faculty of Applied Community Studies 
    Diploma in Youth Justice 
     

    Location
    New Westminster Campus 
    Laura C. Muir Theatre 

    Wed
    Jun 15

    5:30PM – Convocation 4 – WATCH THE LIVE STREAM HERE

    Faculty of Science and Technology 
    Associate Degree in Science 
    Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching 
    Certificate in Engineering Foundation 
    Certificate in Computing Science 
    Diploma in Engineering and Fabrication Technologies 
    Diploma in Geological Resources
    Diploma in Veterinary Technology 
    Diploma in Computing Science 
    Diploma in Opticianry 
    Diploma in Sport Science 
    Graduate Diploma in Math and Science Teaching 
    Graduate Diploma in Physical and Health Education
    Diploma in Hearing Instrument Practitioner 

    Location
    New Westminster Campus 
    Laura C. Muir Theatre

    Thu
    Jun 16

    9:30AM – Convocation 5 – WATCH THE LIVE STREAM HERE

    Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration 
    Bachelor of Business Administration in Management 
    Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing 
    Certificate in General Business 
    Certificate in Marketing Management 
    Diploma in Business Management 
    Diploma in General Business 
    Diploma in Management 
    Diploma in Marketing 
    Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in International Supply Chain Management 
    Post-Degree Diploma in Project Management 
    Post-Degree Diploma in Supply Chain Management 
    Post-Degree Diploma in Business Law 
    Post-Degree Diploma in Marketing 
    Post-Degree Diploma in Sales 

    Location
    New Westminster Campus 
    Laura C. Muir Theatre 

    Thu
    Jun 16

    1:30PM – Convocation 6 – WATCH THE LIVE STREAM HERE

    Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration 
    Bachelor of Business Administration in Financial Services 
    Diploma in Computing Studies and Information Systems 
    Diploma in Financial Services Management 
    Diploma in Hospitality Management 
    Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Advanced Human Resource Management 
    Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Computing Studies and Information Systems 
    Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Hospitality Services Management 
    Post-Degree Diploma International Business Management 
    Post-Degree Diploma in Financial Analysis 
    Post-Degree Diploma in Human Resource Management 
    Post-Degree Diploma in Financial Planning 
    Post-Degree Diploma in Hospitality Marketing 
    Post-Degree Diploma in Hospitality Management 
    Post-Degree Diploma in Information and Communication Technology 
    Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Finance 

    Location
    New Westminster Campus 
    Laura C. Muir Theatre

    Thu
    Jun 16

    5:30PM – Convocation 7 – WATCH THE LIVE STREAM HERE

    Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration 
    Associate Degree in Arts (Economics) 
    Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting 
    Certificate in Basic Office Skills 
    Certificate in Legal Office Admin 
    Certificate in Accounting 
    Certificate in Office Admin 
    Diploma in Accounting 
    Diploma in Commerce & Business Administration 
    Post-Degree Diploma in Global Bank & Economics 
    Post-Degree Diploma in Data Analytics 
    Post-Degree Diploma in Accounting Studies 
    Post-Degree Diploma in Accounting 
    Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting 
    Veterinary Office Animal Care

    Location
    New Westminster Campus 
    Laura C. Muir Theatre

    Fri
    Jun 17

    9:30AM – Convocation 8 – WATCH THE LIVE STREAM HERE

    Faculty of Language, Literature and Performing Arts
    Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language 
    Certificate in Basic Musicianship 
    Certificate in Performance & Fine Arts 
    Certificate of Proficiency in Academic College English 
    Certificate in Communications 
    Certificate in Music Technology 
    Diploma in Performing Arts - Music Technology 
    Diploma in Performing Arts in Music 
    Diploma in Performing Arts in Stagecraft and Event Technology  
    Diploma in Performing Arts in Theatre 
    Diploma in Performing Arts in Foundation for Music Therapy Studies 
    Associate Degree in Arts 

     

    Location 
    New Westminster Campus 
    Laura C. Muir Theatre 

    Fri
    Jun 17

    1:30PM – Convocation 9 – WATCH THE LIVE STREAM HERE

    Faculty of Applied Community Studies 
    Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care 
    Bachelor of Social Work 
    Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation 
    Certificate in Customer Service & Cashier Training 
    Certificate in Career & Employment Preparation 
    Certificate in Basic Occupational Education 
    Certificate in Early Childhood Education
    Certificate in Post Basic Early Childhood Education 
    Certificate of Program Completion in Career Development Practice 
    Certificate in Behaviour Intervention 
    Certificate in Educational Assistant and Inclusion 
    Diploma in Classroom and Community Support - Behavioural Intervention 
    Diploma in Sign Language Interpretation 
    Diploma in Classroom and Community Support 
    Diploma in Child and Youth Care 
    Diploma in Therapeutic Recreation  
    Diploma in Early Child Education

    Location
    New Westminster Campus 
    Laura C. Muir Theatre