Who is eligible for Convocation?
In order to participate in CNC Convocation, you must have successfully completed your program prior to the Convocation ceremony, which is held on June 2,
How do I apply for Convocation?
Apply online from the Convocation
After you've applied, please submit your payment in person to CNC Admissions. When you come to pay, please provide your name and phone number that you used on the application so your application can be confirmed.
There is a $60 early bird fee until April 15th to complete your application.
$80 fee from April 16th - May 10th
Last day for Convocation applications and payment is
Where do I go on Convocation day (Prince George)?
Please report to the lower level of the CN Centre in Prince George at 12:00 noon sharp with your cap and gown on. Volunteers will tell you what to do and help you find your classmates. The ceremony will begin promptly at 1:00 pm.
What happens during the ceremony (Prince George)?
The order of events will be outlined in the program placed on your seat at the CN Centre. If you registered for Convocation, you will also receive an informative email several weeks prior to Convocation which will provide detailed instructions. You and your classmates will be led in as a procession and guided to your seats. You should remain standing while the platform party enters and during the singing of “O Canada.” You are expected to remain seated until the end of the ceremony, as the entire group will march out in a procession to have a group photo taken.
What should I do with my purse/jacket during the ceremony (Prince George)?
You should leave all valuables with a friend or family member. There will not be a secure area provided for valuables
How about photos (Prince George)?
There will be a group photo of all the graduates right after the ceremony. (Group photos will be available on the convocation website within a few weeks after convocation). A fun photo booth, which provides you with a keepsake strip of photos, will be available on the lower concourse before the ceremony and also after until
When is the reception (Prince George)?
You and your guests are warmly invited to attend the reception, which starts after the group photo session (about 15 minutes after the end of the ceremony). Light refreshments will be provided, and there will be an area for family photos.
How many guests can I invite (Prince George)?
You can invite as many family members or friends as you like – all guests are free! On your application, we ask you to indicate the number of guests you're inviting for planning purposes.
What do the gowns look like?
The CNC gown is burgundy, and you will receive a burgundy
When and where can I pick up my cap and gown?
Rental gowns that have been ordered through your application will be available on Wed 30 - June 1 in Room 1-723,
What do I wear under the gown?
Convocation is a formal occasion, we suggest wearing the following:
- Men: Collared shirt, long pants, tie optional (no shorts please).
- Women: Shirt, blouse, or dress; long pants or skirt.
- For both men and women: A white or
solid-colouredcollar looks best.
Points to remember:
- CNC graduates will receive a
mortar board(cap) and tassel, so you can style your hair accordingly.
- Gowns should fall below the knee -- mid-calf is ideal. Remember that your lower legs will show beneath the gown. You can try on your gown when you pick it up.
- Going into the ceremony, you will be wearing your gown and
- It can get quite warm in the CN Centre – please keep this in mind when choosing your outfit.
What if I’ve already applied and now I can’t attend?
Although the application fee is non-refundable, we’d appreciate knowing that you won’t be attending so that we can adjust our procession accordingly.
Is there transportation available to convocation from the regional campuses?
For students from the Mackenzie, Vanderhoof, Burns Lake, and Fort St. James campuses (Quesnel will host their convocation in Quesnel), CNC will provide busing to and from the Prince George Convocation at no charge. This service will provide transportation for you and a limited number of guests to the CN Center on the morning of June 2,
Is there a Convocation ceremony in Quesnel?
Yes, the Quesnel CNC campus will be hosting a Convocation ceremony for credentialed students on Tuesday, May