Winter 2023 Graduation

We look forward to celebrating your accomplishments at our Winter 2023 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

  • A $20 fee is required to confirm your attendance and rent your regalia (gown) for your ceremony. 
  • Invites to reserve and pay the $20 fee have been emailed on January 19. If you did not receive this information, you can reserve and pay the fee here. 

  • Information regarding guest tickets will be sent to graduates in February, after you have confirmed you have paid your registration fee and reserved your regalia.
  • Each graduate will receive two guest tickets for their assigned graduation ceremony.
  • 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.
  • Latecomers may not be seated in the theatre. Doors will open approximately 30-45 minutes before the ceremony.
  • A livestream of the ceremonies will be posted online for guests who are unable to attend.

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 February 21–24. For directions to the parkade, click here.

What to bring

  • Government issued photo ID
  • Your student ID
  • Your Gaspard confirmation (regalia rental confirmation - see Step 1)

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.

Please arrive at the Douglas College New Westminster Campus 1.5 hours before your ceremony begins. 

  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 government issued photo ID and 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/regalia 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 in the cafeteria.
    • 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. 

    Don't forget to get your official graduation portraits before the Winter Convocation and beat the rush. Book your spot today. 

    • Location: 1868 Glen Dr Vancouver (Unit 250)
    • Check for availability
    • $100 deposit that is used towards your final purchase

    Can't come to our studio before the convocation? Don't worry, Cakewalk Media will be at Douglas College capturing your walk across the stage. Optional graduation portraits booths will be available at Douglas College during the ceremony dates

    During the ceremony:

    • 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.

    • All remaining credentials will be mailed out in March to the mailing address in myAccount. 
    • If you cannot attend the ceremony please ensure your mailing address in myAccount is accurate.

    Graduation Ceremony Schedule

     

    Tue
    Feb 21

    1:30PM – Ceremony A

    Faculty of Language, Literature and Performing Arts
    Associate Degree in Arts
    Certificate in Basic Musicianship 
    Certificate in Communications 
    Certificate in Global Competency
    Certificate in Performance & Fine Arts 
    Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language 
    Certificate of Proficiency in Academic College English 
    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 
    Post-Degree Diploma in Professional Communication

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

    Location
    New Westminster Campus 
    Laura C. Muir Theatre 

    Tue
    Feb 21

    5:30PM – Ceremony B

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

    Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration 
    Veterinary Office Animal Care

    Location
    New Westminster Campus 
    Laura C. Muir Theatre 

    Wed
    Feb 22

    9:30AM – Ceremony C

    Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration 
    Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting 
    Certificate in Accounting 
    Diploma in Accounting 
    Diploma in Commerce & Business Administration 
    Diploma in Hospitality Management 
    Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting 
    Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Hospitality Services Management 
    Post-Degree Diploma in Accounting Studies 
    Post-Degree Diploma in Accounting 
    Post-Degree Diploma in Hospitality Marketing 
    Post-Degree Diploma in Hospitality Management 

    Location
    New Westminster Campus 
    Laura C. Muir Theatre

    Wed
    Feb 22

    1:30PM – Ceremony D

    Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration 
    Certificate in Legal Office Administration
    Certificate in Office Administration
    Diploma in Office Administration
    Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in International Supply Chain Management 
    Post-Degree Diploma in Business Law 
    Post-Degree Diploma in International Business Management 
    Post-Degree Diploma in Supply Chain Management 

    Faculty of Health Sciences
    Certificate in Medical Office Administration

    Location
    New Westminster Campus 
    Laura C. Muir Theatre 

    Wed
    Feb 22

    5:30PM – Ceremony E

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

    Location
    New Westminster Campus 
    Laura C. Muir Theatre

    Thu
    Feb 23

    9:30AM – Ceremony F

    Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration 
    Bachelor of Business Administration in Management 
    Certificate in General Business 
    Diploma in Business Management 
    Diploma in General Business 
    Diploma in Management 
    Post-Degree Diploma in Project Management 

    Location
    New Westminster Campus 
    Laura C. Muir Theatre

    Thu
    Feb 23

    1:30PM – Ceremony G

    Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration 
    Bachelor of Business Administration in Financial Services 
    Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing 
    Certificate in Marketing
    Diploma in Financial Services Management 
    Diploma in Marketing 
    Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Digital Marketing
    Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Finance 
    Post-Degree Diploma in Financial Analysis 
    Post-Degree Diploma in Financial Planning 
    Post-Degree Diploma in Marketing 
    Post-Degree Diploma in Sales  

    Location 
    New Westminster Campus 
    Laura C. Muir Theatre 

    Thu
    Feb 23

    5:30PM – Ceremony H

    Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration 
    Associate Degree in Arts (Economics) 
    Diploma in Computing Studies and Information Systems 
    Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Advanced Human Resource Management 
    Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Computing Studies and Information Systems 
    Post-Degree Diploma in Data Analytics 
    Post-Degree Diploma in Global Banking & Economics
    Post-Degree Diploma in Human Resource Management 
    Post-Degree Diploma in Information and Communication Technology 

    Location
    New Westminster Campus 
    Laura C. Muir Theatre

    Fri
    Feb 24

    9:30AM – Ceremony I

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
    Associate Degree in Arts (Criminology)
    Bachelor of Arts in Applied Criminology 
    Bachelor of Arts in Applied Criminology (Honours)
    Certificate in Criminal Justice Studies
    Diploma in Criminology
    Diploma in General Studies 
    Diploma in Legal Studies 
    Diploma in Liberal Arts 

    Faculty of Applied Community Studies 
    Diploma in Youth Justice 

    Location
    New Westminster Campus 
    Laura C. Muir Theatre

    Fri
    Feb 24

    1:30PM – Ceremony J

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
    Associate Degree in Arts 
    Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology 
    Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology (Honours) 
    Certificate in Academic Foundations 
    Graduate Diploma in Psychosocial Rehabilitation

    Location
    New Westminster Campus 
    Laura C. Muir Theatre