Celebrate your academic achievement at Convocation
Date: April 28, 2017
Time: 1 p.m. (assembly of convocates at Noon)
Location: ENMAX Centre (2510 Scenic Drive S.)
Convocation represents the culmination of your academic endeavours at Lethbridge College. It is an opportunity for the campus community and your friends and family to recognize and celebrate your accomplishments. By taking part and cheering on your classmates as they, too, receive their hard-won recognition, you are part of a tradition stretching back centuries. By making that walk across the convocation stage, you take your place in that history and allow others to share in your achievements.
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Apply to Graduate
Congratulations! Complete an Application to Graduate if you are planning to meet your
graduation requirements by June 30, 2017, or August 30, 2017, for online courses.
There is a $50 non-refundable charge (plus an online fee) to submit your application to convocate. This fee includes your gown, cap and tassel and does not have to be returned.
Convocation preparation checklist
Apply to convocate and pay the $50 fee (plus applicable fees if applying online). Print forms are available in Student Services (PA 1130).
Arrange for convocation photos at
Invite family and friends to attend the ceremony.
Invite guests who cannot attend to view the live stream.
Arrange, as desired, for name pronunciation by April 20.
Pick up your convocation gown and stole at the Enmax Centre players’ entrance between noon and 5 p.m. on April 27 or between 7 and 10 a.m. on April 28.
Plan as need for special seating accommodation for you or your guests.
Ensure you are in your designated assembly area at least 30 minutes before the ceremony starts.
How to prepare for convocation
Lethbridge College convocation gowns and stoles/hoods must be worn by all convocates. You can indicate your gown size (based on your height) on your application to convocate form. This gown, cap and tassel are for you to keep. Only stoles and hoods must be returned.
Please submit your application to convocate with gown size by April 9 at the Registrar’s Office or online. Gowns may be picked up through the players’ entrance on the west side of the ENMAX Centre between noon and 5 p.m. on April 27 or between 7 and 10 a.m. on April 28.
Return your stole/hood to the designated areas after the event before 5:30 p.m. April 28. Failure to return your stole/hood will result in withholding of your parchment and transcripts.
Book your photography
Lifetouch will be on campus
March 27 to 31 and April 3 to 7 for convocation/graduation portraits. These times are by APPOINTMENT ONLY.
lethbridge.lifetouch.ca to book your appointment.
Professional portraits are also available on convocation day with an express event service. Prints on convocation day are ready in 30 minutes. An appointment is not needed.
Vote on Recessional music
At the end of the Convocation ceremony, all convocates will be directed to stand and will be escorted by convocation marshalls out of the convocate seating area. During this time, we will play music, and you can vote on the music you want to hear by taking the online
Recessional Music Survey.
You may invite a reasonable number of friends and family to your ceremony; tickets are not required. To accommodate all guests, seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis and may not be “held or reserved” by guests for late arrivals.
Seating at the ENMAX Centre will begin at noon. A secured coat check room for convocates only will be open on the lower level near the players’ entrance. Only convocates and volunteers are permitted in the lower concourse/staging area.
We would like to make sure your name is pronounced accurately at the ceremony. If you believe your name may be difficult to pronounce and would like to provide the proper pronunciation to our ceremony convocate announcers, please email your name, program, phone number and phonetic spelling of your name by April 20 to
. A ceremony convocate announcer MAY call you to confirm how to pronounce your name. email@example.com
The convocation gowns are warm, so consider the weather and wear appropriate clothing the day of your ceremony. Comfortable shoes are recommended as you will walk up and down platform ramps and the arena floor may be cold if the ice has just been covered for the ceremony.
You will also be provided a cap and tassel that you are required to wear for the ceremony. Gowns, caps and tassels may be picked up through the players’ entrance on the west side of the ENMAX Centre between noon and 5 p.m. on April 27 and 7 and 10 a.m. on April 28.
Assembly times and locations
All students, staff and faculty participating in the ceremony must meet inside the players’ entrance on the west side of the ENMAX Centre (signs will indicate specific areas to line up for specific programs), in their convocation gowns, no later than
Noon. on convocation day.
Please allow for suffcient time to park vehicles, drop off items at the secured convocates’ coat check room and get to your designated assembly area at least 30 minutes before the start of the ceremony.
Important note: Please do not carry coats, bags, cameras, flowers or other souvenirs with you from the assembly area into the convocate seating area. You are not able to carry personal items across the stage and you may not get back to the same seat during the ceremony. Leave all personal items with friends, family or in the secured convocates’ coat check room.
Convocation week activities
Doggy De-Stress – Come and enjoy some de-stress with guest dogs who are sure to bring a smile to your face.
April 20, 21, 24, 25 and 26
8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Collide-O-Scope – You are invite to Collide-O-Scope, the School of Media and Design annual showcase. All proceeds from the event go to support student awards in the School of Media and Design.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and will be available via Eventbrite and from the LCSA office by mid to end of March.
Business Administration Grad Dinner
6 to 9 p.m.
Tickets will be available in IB2125 in early March
FNMI Honour Night
Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner served at 6 p.m.
The Coast Lethbridge Hotel and Conference Centre.
FNMI convocates will receive a complementary ticket. Additional tickets are $35.
NIT Celebration Dinner
Following the Convocation ceremony
Garden Court Restaurant
What to expect on convocation day
Guest parking will be available at the Enmax Centre lots free of charge. Please note signage and avoid parking in lots marked for Enmax staff. Convocate parking will be located on the west side of the Enmax Centre.
Assembly of convocates
All students, staff and faculty participating in the ceremony must meet inside the players’ entrance on the west side of the Enmax Centre (signs will indicate specific areas to line up for specific programs), in their convocation gown, no later than Noon.
You will be greeted by Lethbridge College staff who will assist you with your convocation gown and stole, and provide you with the required material you need to cross the stage. The material will be labeled with your program and name. It is important that you keep this material with you and leave it intact until you cross the stage during the ceremony.
You will be asked to line up in alphabetical order (by last name) by program, and to maintain that order for the processional into convocate seating area in the stadium.
You will be asked to check all personal items in the secured convocates’ coat check room located on the lower concourse near the players’ entrance.
Special seating accommodation
Reserved seating areas will be marked for guests with visual, hearing or mobility impairments.
Two concession areas will be open for guests to purchase refreshments. Complimentary water will be supplied to convocates on the lower concourse during the assembly.
It is important to arrive with suﬃcient time to be placed in the procession line, which is a significant piece of the convocation tradition and impressive to experience. The entire group of convocates will proceed from the assembly area to the stadium, led by bagpipes, an RCMP and Police Service Honour Guard, the Grand Marshal, the Marshals, the Academic Staﬀ and the Platform Party.
As you cross the stage
In preparation for announcing the convocates during the program, a number of rows of convocates will be escorted out of the seating area to the concourse area. From there, the convocates will be directed by a convocation marshal, to proceed onto the platform and present their cards to the convocation announcer.
The convocate will be congratulated by the college president and pause for a moment to have a picture taken.
The convocate will then proceed off the stage receiving additional congratulations along the way.
Once off the stage and through the receiving line, the convocate will return to a seat.
This process will be repeated until all convocates have been recognized.
Photography as you cross the stage
Lifetouch Photography will be taking pictures of all convocates as they cross the stage and shake hands with the president. To view and order your picture, visit
www.lifetouchevents.com within 48 hours of the event.
Your password is
lcconvo2017. Digital images will also be available for purchase on a thumb drive for $20 on convocation day. Signage will direct you to where images can be purchased.
Lifetouch Studio can be reached at 403-327-2658.
At the end of the ceremony all convocates will be directed to stand and will be escorted by convocation marshals out of the convocate seating area. Your family and friends will follow behind and you may meet up with them in the upper concourse.
A selection of music, as
chosen by the convocates, will be played during the recessional.
Check with your program chairs or instructors to see if arrangements are being made for your program to meet in a designated area after convocation for pictures etc.
Convocation flowers and t-shirts
Fresh flowers and commemorative class t-shirts will be available for purchase at Convocation and are now available for pre-order online at:
Ceremony and program order
The ceremony starts at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2017, at the ENMAX Centre. (Convocates are asked to assemble at Noon)
Centre for Health and Wellness
School of Allied Health
Central Sterile Processing certificate
Health Care Aide certificate
Medical Device Reprocessing certificate
Unit Clerk Training certificate
School of Health Sciences
Massage Therapy diploma
Perioperative Nursing certificate
Practical Nursing diploma
Therapeutic Recreation – Gerontology diploma
Centre for Justice and Human Services
School of Human Services
Child and Youth Care diploma
Disability and Community Rehabilitation certificate
Disability and Community Rehabilitation diploma
Early Childhood Education certificate
Early Childhood Education diploma
Educational Assistant certificate
Educational Assistant diploma
Special Needs Educational Assistant diploma
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Education certificate
School of Justice Studies
Criminal Justice - Policing diploma
Correctional Studies diploma
Correctional Studies Bachelor of Applied Art degree
Justice Studies Bachelor of Applied Arts
School of Public Safety
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement certificate
Police Cadet Training credential of academic achievement
Inclusive Post-Secondary Education
Inclusive Post-Secondary Education recognition of achievement
Centre for Technologies, Environment and Design
School of Engineering Technologies
Civil Engineering Technology diploma
Engineering Design and Drafting Technology diploma
Geomatics Engineering Technology diploma
School of Environmental Sciences
Environmental Assessment and Restoration diploma
Natural Resource Compliance diploma
Renewable Resource Management diploma
Fish and Wildlife Technology certificate of specialization
Conservation Enforcement Bachelor of Applied Science
Ecosystems Management Bachelor of Applied Science
School of Media and Design
Communication Arts – Broadcast Journalism diploma
Communication Arts – Print Journalism diploma
Digital Communications and Media diploma
Fashion Design and Sustainable Production diploma
Interior Design Technology diploma
Interior Design Technology diploma
Multimedia Production diploma
Centre for Applied Arts and Sciences
School of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Agriculture Sciences - Animal Science diploma
Agriculture Sciences - Plant and Soil Science diploma
Agricultural Technology - Animal Science diploma
Agricultural Technology - Plant and Soil Science diploma
School of Developmental Education
College and University Preparation credential of achievement
School of Liberal Arts
Exercise Science diploma
General Studies - FNMI Career Pathways certificate
General Studies diploma
General Studies - Canadian Studies diploma
General Studies - Cultural Studies diploma
General Studies - English diploma
General Studies - Physical Education and Leadership diploma
General Studies - Psychology and Sociology diploma
School Foundation of Nippon Institute of Technology
School Foundation of Nippon Institute of Technology
Centre for Applied Management
School of Business
Administrative Office Professional certificate
Office Administration certificate
Office Administration diploma
Business Administration - Accounting diploma
Business Administration - General Business diploma
Business Administration - Management diploma
Business Administration - Marketing diploma
Computer Information Technology diploma
School of Construction Trades
Carpenter - apprenticeship
Electrician - apprenticeship
Welder - apprenticeship
Crooks School of Transportation
Agricultural and Heavy Equipment Technician certificate
Agriculture Equipment Technician - apprenticeship
Automotive Systems certificate
Automotive Service Technician - apprenticeship
Heavy Equipment Technician - apprenticeship
Parts Technician - apprenticeship
School of Culinary Arts
Culinary Careers diploma
Cook - apprenticeship
School of Renewable Energy
Wind Turbine Technician certificate
Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation
Instructor Certification Program credential of academic achievement
Bachelor of Management degree
Bachelor of Professional Arts Communications degree
Bachelor of Professional Arts Criminal Justice degree
Bachelor of Professional Arts Governance, Law and Management degree
Bachelor of Professional Arts Human Services degree
Following the ceremony
Photography after the ceremony
The Lethbridge College Students’ Association will offer a professional, sit-down photo service off the main concourse immediately after the ceremony. The photographer is an independent contractor hired by your LCSA; no appointment is necessary for this option as it will operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Package options and fee information will be available onsite.
Lethbridge College is also pleased to offer photo-friendly stations set up around the main concourse. Your family and friends are welcome to join you to take pictures using these decorated areas.
A Lethbridge College alumnus is an individual who has successfully completed his or her program requirements and received a credential from Lethbridge College. Apprentices who have completed their apprenticeship training at Lethbridge College are also considered alumni.
Frames to hold your Lethbridge College credential can be purchased at the Lethbridge College Bookstore or online at:
Alumni website to update your information and also learn about the many benefits that are accessible to you as an alumni.
Also, there are discounts on home and auto insurance through our affinity partner,
TD Insurance Meloche Monnex.
Each graduating student will receive their official parchment in the mail 4 to 6 weeks after the convocation ceremony.
Watch the convocation ceremonies online
Details will be posted closer to event date.
For hotel accommodation information visit
exploresouthwestalberta.ca. Mention you are attending Lethbridge College Convocation, as some hotels may other special rates for local events.
For convocation gifts and souvenirs visit the Lethbridge College Bookstore in PA1110, or call 403-320-3308 or email:
To get in contact with convocation organizer for name pronunciation and general questions email
For LCSA advance photography information and appointment bookings visit
Convocation / Graduation