Convocation 2024

Convocation is a time to formally acknowledge and celebrate your educational successes with your family, friends, classmates and the Selkirk College community.

Save the date for Convocation: Thursday, May 30, 2024!

This event will be livestreamed!

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Have questions about Convocation? Browse some FAQs.

Frequently Asked Questions About Convocation

Ceremonies

Convocation will be split into two ceremonies by school.

Morning Ceremony: 10 am

School of the Arts
School of Health & Human Services
School of Hospitality & Tourism
School of Industry & Trades Training

 

Morning timeline

Timeline

8–9:30 am: Registration and Check-In (Main Campus Doors)

Welcome to Convocation!
 

  • Start at registration. You will receive a card with your name and program on it. This will be your ticket for getting on stage.
  • You will be directed to The Pit to pick up your gown, cap, tassel and stole.
  • You now look like a grad! Head to your student meeting room and to be called to the gym. 
9:40–9:55 am: Line Up for the Procession
  • You will be called to line up in the hallway leading from the main door. Your position in the line is important! You will be seated in the gym and called on stage according to this order.
9:55 am: Procession into the Gym
  • Please keep in formation and follow the directions of your ushers.
  • Students are seated.
10 am: Ceremony 
  • Students will be guided to walk across the stage.
11–11:30 am: Post-Ceremony Photo
11:30–12:30 pm: Gown Return
  • Please return your gown and stole to the cafeteria by 12:30 pm. If it is not returned, you will be charged $300 per item outstanding. 

Afternoon Ceremony: 1:30 pm

School of Academic Upgrading & Development
School of Business
School of Environment & Geomatics
Selkirk International
School of University Arts & Sciences
 

Afternoon timeline

Timeline

11:30 am–1 pm: Registration and Check-In (Main Campus Doors)

Welcome to Convocation! 
 

  • Start at registration. You will receive a card with your name and program on it. This will be your ticket for getting on stage.
  • You will be directed to The Pit to pick up your gown, cap, tassel and stole.
  • You now look like a grad! Head to your student meeting rooms in Upper Sentinel and Lardeau and wait to be called to the gym.
1:10–1:25 pm: Line Up for the Procession
  • You will be called to line up in the hallway leading from the main door. Your position in the line is important! You will be seated in the gym and called on stage according to this order.
1:25 pm: Procession into the Gym
  • Please keep in formation and follow the directions of your ushers.
  • Students are seated.
1:30 pm: Ceremony
  • Students will be guided to walk across the stage.
3–3:30 pm: Post-Ceremony Photo
3:30–4 pm: Gown Return
  • Please return your gown and stole to the cafeteria by 4 pm. If it is not returned, you will be charged $300 per item outstanding.

Student and Guest Information

  • Please leave valuable items at home as there is no coat check.
  • There is plenty of parking and accessible parking is available. Attendants will direct you. 
  • Doors open to the gym for seating one hour before the ceremony. Seating is first come, first served.
  • Selkirk College is a scent-free area, even for Convocation. 
  • The cafeteria is closed. Limited drinks and snacks will be available for purchase in the bookstore. 

Leading the Ceremony: Sturgeon Scale Paddle

An image of the Sturgeon Scale Paddle by the confluence of the rivers

The ceremony will be led by a Sturgeon Scale Paddle made by artist and scholar Shawn Brigman, PhD. Dr. Brigman is an enrolled member of the Spokane Tribe and a descendant of the Columbia Plateau First Nations: snʕáyckst (Sinixt), sənpʕʷilx (San Poil) and Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc (Shuswap).

Using materials from the land, the artist has beautifully captured the relationship between people, the land, and the rivers, lakes and mountains of the traditional territories on which Selkirk College is so honoured to operate. The seven sturgeon scales inscribed on the paddle signify the seven life teachings of humility, courage, honesty, wisdom, truth, respect and love.