2016-17 Calendar

Graduation

1. Application for Graduation

It is the responsibility of every candidate for a degree, associate degree, diploma or certificate to make formal application for graduation. Application forms are available at the Registrar's Office or campus offices and must be returned to the Registrar's Office by the deadlines indicated below. Students are required to inform the Registrar's Office of their intent to attend the convocation ceremony (graduation).

2. Convocation Dates

See Ceremonies page: http://www.okanagan.bc.ca/Ceremonies.

Eligibility for participation at convocation: Student eligibility is based on satisfactory completion of the requirements for degree, associate degree, diploma or full time certificate program. Certificate programs must be 14 weeks in length or longer. Students will receive transcripts and certificates by mail for programs less than 14 weeks in length.

3. Academic Achievement Awards

The College presents several achievement awards to students who achieve academic excellence. These awards, in addition to awards from the Federal and Provincial Governments are presented during the graduation ceremonies. These awards are honorary with no monetary value attached. All students completing a degree, associate degree, diploma or certificate program who have applied to graduate will automatically be considered.

  1. Silver Governor General's Academic Medal
    Presented to the graduate who has successfully completed an Okanagan College baccalaureate program on a full-time basis with the highest graduating grade average.

  2. Governor General's Collegiate Bronze Medal
    Presented to the graduate who has successfully completed an associate degree or diploma program on a full-time basis with the highest graduating grade average.

  3. Lieutenant Governor's Silver Medal for Vocational Studies
    Presented to the graduate who has successfully completed a vocational certificate program on a full-time basis with the highest grade average.

  4. President's Award for Diploma Programs
    This award is presented to the two graduates who have successfully completed an associate degree or diploma program on a full-time basis, with the highest grade average (excluding the Governor General's Collegiate Bronze Medal recipient).

  5. President's Award for Certificate Programs
    This award is presented to the two graduates who have successfully completed a vocational certificate program on a full-time basis, with the highest grade average (excluding the Lieutenant Governor's Silver Medal recipient).

  6. Okanagan College Academic Medals
    The College, in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement, bestows a medal annually at convocation to the graduate with the highest graduating grade averages in each of the following degree programs: Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Computer Information Systems, the Associate of Science degree and the Associate of Arts degree.

Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 03/27/2017