Please review some of the most frequently asked questions asked by students regarding convocation.
Following continued COVID-19 restrictions placed on mass gatherings and large scale events by the BC Public Health Office, BCIT has made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person Winter 2021 Convocation ceremonies to ensure the safety of the BCIT community. Alternate plans have been developed to create a memorable experience for graduates to celebrate their accomplishments with their peers, mentors, family and friends. We look forward to honouring our graduates during two virtual Convocation ceremonies on March 23, 2021.
Student leaders were consulted about the proposed changes for the traditional in-person ceremony. We want to ensure graduating students have an opportunity to celebrate their achievements, and have committed to holding two virtual ceremonial celebrations.
No, BCIT will host an online celebration in March that will allow graduates and their families to gather virtually and celebrate. The videos will launch on March 23, 2021. Video 1 will launch at 10am, and video 2 at 11am PST. Students can view the videos on the main Convocation page.
The two scheduled virtual ceremonial videos on March 23, 2021 are replacing our in-person winter ceremonies during this time. Our goal is to make our virtual 2021 celebrations as memorable and special for our graduates as possible.
Yes, students who have successfully completed the requirements for their degree, diploma, or certificate will graduate and receive their credential.
Full-time technology students do not have to formally apply to graduate.
Full-time trades students do not have to formally apply to graduate.
If you have a question about your eligibility or graduation registration, please contact Student Records by email at email@example.com.
If you have a question about the virtual celebration or future ceremonies please contact the Events team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Convocation celebration boxes
Graduating students will receive a special complimentary convocation celebration box in the mail which will include: Congratulatory message from the President; souvenir grad cap & tassel, and BCIT Alumni pin.
Visit Convocation Celebration Box for more information and to register for your celebration box. The deadline to register is January 31, 2021 at 11:59pm.
You will still receive your diploma or degree by mail, but you will no longer be eligible to receive a convocation celebration box.