FAQs

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 3, 2017 and the Quesnel ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

How do I apply for Convocation?

Apply online from the Convocation page on the CNC website.

After you've applied, please submit your payment in person to CNC Admissions. When you come to pay, please bring a printed or digital copy (phone) of your application.

All applications must be received, along with the application fee, by April 18th. Starting April 19th, 2017, there will be a $20 late fee ($80 total).

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 4pm.. A professional photo booth will be available on the main concourse for photos of graduates with their friends and family after the ceremony. Photos will be available at bergmedia.ca. Otherwise, each student is responsible for arranging their own personal photos.

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 mortar board and gold tassel as a keepsake.

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-coloured collar 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 mortar board/tassel.
  • 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 3, 2017 and will depart to the regional campuses immediately following the Convocation ceremony. If you are interested in this service, please fill out the information in the Convocation application.

Is there a Convocation ceremony in Quesnel?

Yes, the Quesnel CNC campus will be hosting a Convocation ceremony for credentialed students on Tuesday, May 30 2017. If you are a Quesnel student and are receiving a credential this year, please fill out a student convocation application. Students will be required to pay the $60 convocation fee and will receive a rental gown to wear and a cap and tassel to keep.