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COUNTDOWN TO CONVOCATION WEEK

Spring Convocation

We are excited to announce that Durham College (DC) will be celebrating graduates from 2020, 2021 and 2022 during the in-person Spring Convocation ceremonies, subject to public health guidelines, between Monday, June 13 and Friday, June 17 at the Tribute Communities Centre in Oshawa.

More information is available below.

CONVOCATION CEREMONY SCHEDULE – CLASS OF 2020

10 a.m. ceremony
School of Health & Community Services
School of Media, Art & Design
School of Science & Engineering Technology
2:30 p.m. ceremony
Centre for Professional and Part-time Learning
School of Business, IT & Management
School of Hospitality & Horticultural Science
School of Interdisciplinary Studies
School of Justice & Emergency Services
School of Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship & Renewable Technology

CONVOCATION CEREMONY SCHEDULE – CLASS OF 2021

10 a.m. ceremony
School of Health & Community Services
School of Media, Art & Design
School of Science & Engineering Technology
2:30 p.m. ceremony
Centre for Professional and Part-time Learning
School of Business, IT & Management
School of Hospitality & Horticultural Science
School of Interdisciplinary Studies
School of Justice & Emergency Services
School of Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship & Renewable Technology

CONVOCATION CEREMONY SCHEDULE – CLASS OF 2022

10 a.m. ceremony
School of Hospitality & Horticultural Science
School of Media, Art & Design
2:30 p.m. ceremony
School of Business, IT & Management – Business programs only
School of Interdisciplinary Studies
10 a.m. ceremony
School of Business, IT & Management – IT programs only
2:30 p.m. ceremony
School of Health & Community Services
10 a.m. ceremony
School of Science & Engineering Technology
School of Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship & Renewable Technology
2:30 p.m. ceremony
Centre for Professional and Part-time Learning
School of Justice & Emergency Services

Business programs (Wednesday, June 15 - 2:30 p.m. ceremony)

  • Business - Accounting
  • Business - Accounting - Ontario Tech University Transfer
  • Business Administration - Accounting
  • Business Fundamentals
  • Business Administration – Marketing
  • Business - Finance - Ontario Tech University Transfer
  • Business - Marketing - Ontario Tech University Transfer
  • Business - Marketing
  • Business Administration - Finance
  • Business - Finance
  • Business Administration - Supply Chain and Operations Management
  • Business Administration - Materials and Operations Management
  • Business - Entrepreneurship and Small Business - Ontario Tech University Transfer
  • Business - Entrepreneurship and Small Business
  • Sport Business Management
  • Sport Management
  • Sport Administration
  • Recreation and Leisure Services
  • Business Administration - Human Resources
  • Business - Human Resources
  • Business - Human Resources - Ontario Tech University Transfer
  • Business - Supply Chain and Operations - Ontario Tech University Transfer
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business Management
  • Cosmetic Techniques and Management
  • Esthetician - Spa Management
  • Business - Supply Chain and Operations

Information Technology programs (Thursday, June 16 - 10 a.m. ceremony)

  • Artificial Intelligence Analysis, Design and Implementation
  • Information Systems Security - Computers and Networking
  • Data Analytics for Business Decision Making
  • Computer Foundations
  • Computer Programmer Analyst
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Systems Technician
  • Computer Systems Technician - Ontario Tech University Transfer
  • Computer Systems Technology
  • Office Administration
  • Office Administration - Executive
  • Office Administration - Health Services
  • Library and Information Technician
  • Project Management

FAQs

June 13, 2022

Graduation statuses will be updated on your MyDC account as of May 27, 2022. If you need a verification of graduation letter at that time, please use the self-service options on MyDC. A how-to guide for obtaining a verification of graduation letter can be found. Your status will read as ‘approved – not yet awarded’ from May 27 until the June 13 graduation date. After this date it will confirm that your certificate or diploma has been awarded.

As of Monday, June 13 your official transcript will state your graduated status. You can submit your form and payment now but indicate to hold your requests until after graduation. Official transcripts will be mailed out through Canada Post after this date.

DC will be celebrating graduates from 2020, 2021 and 2022 during the in-person Spring Convocation ceremonies, subject to public health guidelines, between Monday, June 13 and Friday, June 17 at the Tribute Communities Centre in Oshawa.

Out of an abundance of caution, those attending Spring Convocation, including employees, graduates and guests, are required to wear a face mask for the duration of the event.

Additionally, in lieu of shaking hands, graduates are asked to give a non-touch greeting to the platform party (such as placing a hand on their heart, a wave or a nod, etc.) as they cross the stage for everyone’s health and safety. These additional measures are in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to the DC community.

Students attending the in-person convocation ceremonies, will receive their credential at the event. Students who chose not to attend can pick up their credential in person, after June 22, 2022 or can request to have it mailed, at an additional fee, by completing and submitting the Credential Mailing Request Form.

Students must have their photo taken to appear in their respective Graduating Class Composite.

Sign up here or visit the Durham College Student Association.

Both 2021 and 2022 students are welcome to attend the photography sessions.  New sessions get added weekly as the schedules fill up so please check back to the site if you cannot find an appointment that works with your schedule. Alternatively, you can email questions@lassmanstudios.com to book at another location.

As per school tradition, professional attire is recommended. This may include either a bow-tie, a flat print tie, a white shirt or a white blouse.

If you cannot attend a photo session please contact questions@lassmanstudios.com for information on how to be included in the composite.

Absolutely! If you are interested in getting your grad photo taken, sign-up here and follow the three step process to find upcoming dates.

The Commencement Group will be selling flowers at all of DC’s convocation ceremonies, their table will be located on the concourse level of the Tribute Communities Centre.

To further contribute to a safe and efficient environment, The Commencement Group encourages customers to take advantage of their online pre-order service. They will have a contact-free customer experience for guests who are simply picking up their pre-purchased and reserved product.

The pre-order link is: www.thecommencementgroup.com/durham

If you are a legacy graduate from the class of 2020 or 2021, and/or applied to graduate this upcoming Spring, you will receive a formal invitation asking you to confirm your attendance, guest numbers, gown size etc. The formal invitation to attend convocation may be used in place of a letter, and is sufficient to invite your relatives to convocation.

 

As an additional resource, please feel free to view this video on inviting relatives to Canada.

Yes. Ceremonies will be livestreamed and viewable at www.durhamcollege.ca/convocation.

Yes. All graduation regalia must be returned within 1 hour following the ceremony. Graduates will be charged a fee of $100.00 for unreturned or damaged regalia.

No. Graduates are only permitted to cross the convocation stage during the ceremony specified in the schedule.

COVID protocols

Out of an abundance of caution, those attending Spring Convocation, including employees, graduates and guests, are required to wear a face mask for the duration of the event.