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Douglas College > Student Services > Graduation > Winter graduation
The deadline to apply for the Winter 2018 Graduation without the late fee is Sept. 30, 2017. Applications will be accepted with a late fee of $25 from Oct. 1 to Dec. 15, 2017. All applications received after this time will be forwarded to the Summer 2018 Graduation being held on June 12, 13, and 14, 2018.
Wednesday, Feb. 14 and Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre,
4th Floor - New Westminster Campus,
700 Royal Avenue,
New Westminster, BC
Graduation commemorates and rewards all your hard work and effort here at Douglas College. It is a very special day - for you the graduate, your friends and family, and for Douglas College. To observe and celebrate the realization of your goals, we urge all graduates to participate in the ceremonies. Douglas College is proud of its graduates, so plan to attend the Winter 2018 Graduation Ceremonies.
The College will be hosting six ceremonies this Winter with three ceremonies on Wednesday, Feb. 14 and three ceremonies on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Students must pay particular attention to the time they are scheduled to receive their award and ensure that they attend the appropriate ceremony. PLEASE ARRIVE ONE HOUR BEFORE YOUR CEREMONY TIME.
Please read all of the information carefully. If you have questions, please contact the graduation office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No further notification will be sent so please note the following:
Requests for guest tickets will be open as of Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 10:00 am.
10:30 am ceremony - Request Guest Tickets
FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Certificate in Engineering Foundations
Diploma in Dispensing Opticianry
Diploma in Applied Environmental Science
Diploma in Science
Diploma in Sport Science
Diploma in Sport Science - Specialization in Health and Recreation
Diploma in Sport Science - Specialization in Kinesiology
Diploma in Veterinary Technology
Associate Degree in Science
Associate Degree in Science - Specialization in Biology
Associate Degree in Science - Specialization in Biology and Chemistry
Associate Degree in Science - Specialization in Chemistry
Associate Degree in Science - Specialization in Computing Science
Associate Degree in Science- Specialization in Environmental Science
Associate Degree in Science – Specialization in Mathematics
Bachelor in Physical Education and Coaching
Bachelor in Physical Education and Coaching– Elementary
Graduate Diploma in Mathematics and Science Teaching
Graduate Diploma in Physical Education
FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Diploma in General Studies
2:30 pm ceremony - Request Guest Tickets
FACULTY OF LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND PERFORMING ARTS
Honorary Fellow Presentation
Certificate in Basic Musicianship
Certificate in Communications
Certificate in Modern Languages
Certificate in Performing and Fine Arts
Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language
Diploma in Music Technology
Diploma in Performing Arts – Music
Diploma in Performing Arts - Stage and Event Technology
Diploma in Performing Arts – Theatre
Associate Degree in Arts
Associate Degree in Arts – Specialization in Communications
Associate Degree in Arts - Specialization in Creative Writing
Associate Degree in Arts - Specialization in English
Associate Degree in Arts - Specialization in Environmental Studies
Associate Degree in Arts - Specialization in Intercultural and International Studies
Associate Degree in Arts - Specialization in Women's Studies and Gender Relations
Bachelor of Performing Arts
Certificate in Academic Foundations
Certificate in Academic Studies
Certificate in Criminal Justice Studies
Diploma in Criminology
Diploma in Legal Studies
Diploma in Liberal Arts
Associate Degree in Arts - Specialization in Anthropology
Associate Degree in Arts - Specialization in Communications
Associate Degree in Arts - Specialization in Criminology
Associate Degree in Arts - Specialization in Economics
Associate Degree in Arts - Specialization in Forensic Studies
Associate Degree in Arts - Specialization in Future Teachers
Associate Degree in Arts - Specialization in Geography
Associate Degree in Arts - Specialization in Geology
Associate Degree in Arts - Specialization in History
Associate Degree in Arts - Specialization in Mathematics
Associate Degree in Arts - Specialization in Philosophy
Associate Degree in Arts - Specialization in Political Science
Associate Degree in Arts - Specialization in Psychology
Associate Degree in Arts – Specialization in Sociology
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology (Honours)
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Criminology
Graduate Diploma in Psychosocial Rehabilitation
6:30 pm ceremony - Request Guest Tickets
FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
Certificate in Community Mental Health Work
Certificate in Health Care Assisting
Certificate in Health Care Support Work
Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing
10:30 am ceremony - Request Guest Tickets
FACULTY OF CHILD, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY STUDIES
Certificate in Basic Occupational Education - Electronic and General Assembly
Certificate in Basic Occupational Education - Food Services
Certificate in Basic Occupational Education- Retail and Business Services
Certificate in Behaviour Intervention
Certificate in Career and Employment Preparation
Certificate in Customer Service and Cashier Training
Certificate in Classroom and Community Support
Certificate in Early Childhood Education
Certificate in Warehouse Training
Certificate in Post-Basic Early Childhood Education- Infant/Toddler
Diploma in Child and Youth Care
Diploma in Child and Youth Care - Aboriginal Stream
Diploma in Classroom and Community Support
Diploma in Classroom and Community Support – Aboriginal Stream
Diploma in Classroom and Community Support - Behaviour Intervention
Diploma in Classroom and Community Support - Behaviour Intervention – Aboriginal Stream
Diploma in Community Social Service Work
Diploma in Early Childhood Education - Special Needs
Diploma in Early Childhood Education - Special Needs – Aboriginal Stream
Diploma in Youth Justice
Advanced Certificate in Employment Support Specialty
Advanced Certificate in Disability and Applied Behaviour Analysis
Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care
Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care – Child Protection
Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care – Youth Justice
Bachelor in Therapeutic Recreation
Certificate of Completion in Career Development Practice
FACULTY OF COMMERCE AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Post-Degree Diploma in Analysis
Post-Degree Diploma in Financial Planning
Post-Degree Diploma in Data Analytics
Post-Degree Diploma in Hospitality and Marketing
Post-Degree Diploma in Information and Communication Technology
Post-Degree Diploma in International Business
Post-Degree Diploma in Marketing
Post-Degree Diploma in Project Management
Post-Degree Diploma in Sales
Post-Degree Diploma in Supply Chain Management
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Computer and Info Systems
2:30 pm Ceremony - Request Guest Tickets
Certificate in Accounting
Certificate in Medical Office Assistant
Certificate in Office Administration - Basic Office Skills
Certificate in Office Administration
Certificate in Office Administration – Legal
Diploma in Accounting
Diploma in Accounting Management
Diploma in Commerce and Business Administration
Diploma in Computing Science and Information Systems
Diploma in Computing Studies and Information Systems
Diploma in Office Administration
Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting
Post-Degree Diploma in Accounting
Post-Degree Diploma in Accounting Studies
Certificate in General Business
Certificate in Marketing
Diploma in Business Management - Business Administration
Diploma in Business Management - General Business
Diploma in Hospitality Management
Diploma in Financial Services
Diploma in Marketing
Bachelor of Business Administration – Financial Services & Administration
Certificate of Completion in Home Inspection
Certificate of Completion in Veterinary Office and Animal Care
Graduation Ceremony Ticketing will be available starting Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 10:00 am.
The Winter 2018 Graduation Ceremonies will be held on Wednesday, February 14 and Thursday, February 15, 2018. You are invited and encouraged to attend the ceremony to celebrate your accomplishments here at Douglas College. If you plan to attend, please submit your request for tickets by following instructions on the Graduation RSVP webpage. Your request must be submitted no later than Wednesday, February 8, 2018. Once the Theatre is filled additional guests will be directed to the overflow room where the ceremonies can be viewed via a live video feed.
If you have not completed the RSVP prior to Tuesday, February 6, 2018 please contact the Graduation Office at 604 527 5391 or by email at email@example.com for further information.
If you are unable to attend the Winter ceremony and would like to attend the Summer ceremony please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Procedures for the ceremonies - Please read carefully.
Graduation is a semi-formal event. All students will be provided with a gown for the ceremony. The Graduation gown is black and approximately knee length.
Each eligible student will receive one invitation for souvenir purposes; guests will not be required to show the invitation at the door.
Requests for guest tickets will be open as of Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 10:00 am. The students that indicated they will be attending the graduation ceremony on their application will have Priority to RSVP and receive guest tickets from January 10th to January 19th, 2018. After this time tickets will be available for all students until February 1st, 2018.
You will be required to sign into and complete an RSVP form and request tickets according to the date and time of your ceremony. Due to the limited seating available in the Theatre and because of the number of students that indicated that they will be attending, we will be issuing 2 tickets per student. This will ensure that there are at least two guests in the Theatre for each graduate attending the ceremony. Late arrivals will be seated - if appropriate - after the ceremony has begun.
If there are any tickets remaining, the system will reopen on Monday, February 5th at 10:00 am for an additional ticket(s). Tickets may also be available on a first come/first served basis at the door one hour before the ceremony begins. Please click the link to your ceremony from the RSVP page to request guest tickets:
Once the theatre is filled to capacity any further guests will be directed to the overflow room to watch the ceremonies via the live feed or they will be able to watch the ceremonies in the concourse on the big screen.
Gabor Gasztonyi Photography will be capturing an action shot of each graduate while crossing the stage during the ceremony. Students will have an opportunity to purchase these photos. In addition, before and after each ceremony, Gabor Gasztonyi will be available for drop-in photo sessions for individual portraits. (Please note: gowns will be available for photographic sessions). It is recommended for graduates who wish individual portraits, to plan to be here two hours prior to the commencement of their ceremony.
Convocation Flowers provides flowers for the ceremonies for graduates and guests have the opportunity to pre-order their flowers online - you will be able to purchase and reserve your flowers ahead of time and have them available for pick-up at their table outside of the Theatre on your graduation day.
Free parking is available, space permitting, for graduates and their guests. Access to the parkade is off Victoria Street. Once the parking lot is full there is two-hour metered street parking.
If you are currently enrolled in courses that are needed to meet graduation requirements you must verify successful completion of these courses before attending the Graduation Ceremony. Please go to the Douglas College Web site or check with the instructor or department to verify grades. If you are continuing your studies and will be eligible to receive an additional award at a later time you will be required to apply for the next Graduation Ceremony. As stated on the graduation application: Students may apply for only one award in related fields of study and will be granted to the highest eligible award. To claim a second diploma, either in the same or other graduation term, an additional 50% (30 credits) new workload must be completed.
Please carefully check that your name and address is correct; this is how your name will appear on your credential. You can view your graduation application on-line through your secure area - sign on through myAccount at www.douglascollege.ca. Contact the Graduation Office immediately by email at: email@example.com if any corrections are required.
Any changes or corrections that are not reported before January 15, 2018 and the printing of a graduate diploma, bachelor degree, an associate degree, diploma, certificate, post-degree diploma or post-baccalaureate diploma will result in the student bearing any and all associated costs for reprinting. The current price for reprinting is $25.
The Douglas College Alumni Association will have a booth set up at the graduation ceremony for all Graduates who would like to receive a permanent Douglas College photo ID Alumni Card.
The Douglas College Alumni Card provides alumni with access to many on- and off-campus services and discounts. Douglas College Alumni Cards are permanent and there is no charge for the card.
A premier benefit of the Douglas College alumni card is the use of the library, student rate discounts on all performing arts shows, athletic events and recreational facilities.
For students with special needs such as ASL interpreters, photo enlarging or braille, please contact Miriam West 604 527 5120, email firstname.lastname@example.org or TTY - 604 527 5450 by Dec. 15, 2017.