Convocation will be held in-person on Thursday, November 30, 2023 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

‌If you are eligible to graduate you will receive an invitation by email in October for the Fall ceremony, or in May for the Spring ceremony. You will need to complete the online Convocation RSVP form by the deadline in the invitation in order to attend your ceremony.

If you are graduating and have not received your email invitation, please contact

Yes. The in-person ceremony will be live streamed on VCC’s social media platforms on Convocation day.

For questions not related to Convocation, you can contact Student Records offices at 604.871.7000 or email

No. The Convocation ceremony is free for students and guests.

Email and indicate that you are unable to attend.

Credentials are mailed directly to your home address approximately 6-8 weeks from the day your instructors submit your final grades in the system.

Please login to myVCC to ensure your mailing address and contact information are current.

Yes, you can still attend Convocation. Email with your full name and student ID.

Artona photography offers photography for the graduating class. 

Artona photo sessions are available by appointment in the atrium of VCC’s Downtown campus on Convocation day. Walk-in appointments on a first-come first-served basis will also be available between 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Artona also offers appointments at their location at 353 W. 7th Avenue. Appointments are required if booking at the Artona studio, please book a studio session here.

See photo samples.

The limit of guest tickets is due to limited seating in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and fire marshal regulations.

When you submit your RSVP online you will be able to print out your two guest tickets.

Yes, there is a waiting list. If you would like to request extra tickets, select the option “Yes, please notify me!” from the drop-down menu when you submit your online RSVP form. Please note, we cannot guarantee that extra tickets will be available. If extra tickets are released, you will be notified via email one week before the ceremony.

No, you do not need to order a gown in advance. VCC will provide you with a gown on the day of the event, free of charge.

Gowns will be available for pick up from room 240 at the Downtown campus. The gown room will open at 10:30 a.m. Please note that all students must wear the gown as provided, in order to cross the stage.

Indigenous students are welcome to wear ceremonial regalia in place of, or with, VCC regalia.

The gown room will be closed during the ceremony, but will reopen after the ceremony. All students must return their gown to the gown room immediately following the ceremony.

Yes, there will be a coat check. Free coat check will be available to graduates in the gowning area for coats and umbrellas only. Please leave purses, backpacks, laptops, and other valuables at home or store with your guest(s). 

A paid coat check is available for guests at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

We ask that all graduates arrive at least two hours prior to their ceremony time to check-in and receive their gowns. The ceremony begins at 1 p.m.

All other Convocation inquiries may be directed to

Please note, due to the high volume of emails we receive, it may take up to three business days for us to respond.