What to expect on convocation day


Convocate parking in lots E and F on the east side of the main building. Follow signage to enter through the Founders Square doors. 

Assembly of convocates

All students participating in the ceremony must meet, in their convocation gown, no later than 9:15 a.m.

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 gym. Convocates only in the assembly areas. 


• Health Care Aide certificate

• Massage Therapy diploma

• Practical Nurse diploma

Therapeutic Recreation - Gerontology diploma


• General Arts and Science diploma

• Child and Youth Care diploma

• Early Childhood Education certificate

• Early Childhood Education diploma

• Educational Assistant certificate

• Educational Assistant diploma 

• Correctional Studies diploma

• Criminal Justice - Policing diploma

• Justice Studies - Bachelor of Applied Arts 


• Computer Information Technology diploma

• Digital Communications and Media diploma

• Multimedia Production diploma

• Interior Design Technology diploma


• Coat Check room

Coat Check

Convocates are asked not to bring any personal items with them into the gym during the ceremony as you will not return to  the same seat after crossing the stage. A coat check will be available in AN1801 to leave items and will be locked during the ceremony. 

Child Minding

Child minding will not be available. Please arrange for child care for the morning of the ceremony. 


It is important you 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 gym, led by bagpipes, 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. From there, the convocates  will be directed by a convocation marshall, to proceed onto the platform and present their cards to the convocation announcer.  The convocate will be congratulated by the college president. The convocate will then proceed off the stage receiving additional congratulations along the way. This process will be repeated until all convocates have been recognized. 


Lifetouch Photography will be taking pictures of all convocates after they cross the stage.  Lethbridge College Alumni Relations has purchased the digital copy for each of our grads, thanks to TD Insurance Meloche Monnext.

To download your photo 24 hours after the event, visit www.lethbridgecollege.ca/alumni

Enter the UNIQUE code included in your parchment folder to receive your digital image for free (lost codes will not be replaced).


At the end of the ceremony all convocates will be directed to stand and will be escorted by convocation marshalls out of the convocate seating area. 

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.

Lethbridge College Alumni Engagement

A Lethbridge College alumni 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:


We invite you to visit the Alumni website at https://lethbridgecollege.ca/departments/alumni-engagement to update your information and learn about the many benefits that are accessible to you as an alumni. :


Career advising and professional development services are available through the Career Centre:


Also, there are discounts on home and auto insurance through our affinity partner, TD Insurance Meloche Monnex: