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Graduation and Convocation Checklist

Graduation and Convocation Checklist

Graduation is the culmination of your studies — you have successfully completed all of the requirements for your program. As a result, you have earned a recognized credential such as a certificate or diploma.

Convocation is a time-honoured post-secondary tradition commemorating students' accomplishments. It is a formal ceremony where the staff and faculty of the NorQuest College community, your family and your friends are able to honour your achievements and celebrate your success.

Ensure you will be able to graduate and attend Convocation – it is your responsibility to complete these steps.

Student Checklist

Apply to Graduate

If you will complete all of your certificate or diploma requirements before August 31, 2021, you are eligible to attend Convocation and you must apply to graduate. This action can only be done through your MyQuest account.

To apply to graduate:

  1. Log into your MyQuest account.
  2. Choose the "Apply for Graduation" feature.
  3. Submit your application before the deadline (see Register to attend Convocation below).
  4. Once submitted, the Office of the Registrar will assess your courses to determine whether you have met the program requirements to receive your credential.
  5. The Office of the Registrar will contact you through MyMail regarding the status of your application (and advise you of any further action required). If you have not received a response within two weeks of your application, email enrolment@norquest.ca from your MyMail account.

To be invited to attend Convocation 2021, you must be eligible to complete your program by August 31, 2021, and apply to graduate by February 14, 2021. If you apply after this deadline, you will have missed the opportunity to attend Convocation 2021. This deadline will not be extended.

To receive your credential within one month of the end of your last term of study (based on successful completion of your program), your deadline to apply to graduate is February 14, 2021.

Program completion will be assessed by the Office of the Registrar only if you have applied to graduate through your MyQuest account. Your application to graduate is limited to the academic year in which you apply. If you are not successful in achieving your credential, you must apply to graduate again when eligible.

If attending Convocation is not a consideration, you must still apply to graduate to receive your credential.

Update your address

Parchments are mailed to the address on your student record. Ensure your address is up-to-date in your MyQuest account.

Register to attend Convocation

Registrations will be open April 12, 2021

Are you graduating? If you are on track to graduate, you will receive the Convocation Invite & Registration package via your MyMail account in the beginning of April. You can also check for your name on the 2020-21 Convocation List.

If you are on the 2020-21 Convocation List, you will be sent an invitation to Convocation through your MyMail account. The invitation includes a link to the Gaspard website where you register to attend Convocation, pay your gown rental fee, and reserve up to two guest tickets. Once your gown rental fee has been processed, you are registered to attend Convocation. For more registration details, check your MyMail account and see General Convocation Information.

Registration Dates Fees
Regular April 12 - 23 until 3:30 pm $40
Late April 23 after 3:30 pm - April 29 until 3:30 pm $60

Pick up your gown and tickets

Graduates must pick up their caps, v-stoles, gowns, ticket, guest tickets at Edmonton campus May 26 and 27, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm, Civic Employees Legacy Tower, Room 2-209

Bring your Gaspard confirmation email to collect your gown.

Attend Convocation!

Diploma and Certificate Reprints and Proof of Graduation

Contact the Office of the Registrar




2020-21 Convocation List

See a complete list of students eligible to attend Convocation, and which ceremony you will be participating in.

Contact Us

It's your Convocation! We'd love to hear from you. Contact us with your questions or suggestions and we will get back to you as soon as possible.



Share your Convocation journey with family and friends on social media with using #NQgrad2021.