General information

Convocation ceremony location

Edmonton Expo Centre
Flair Airlines Hangar
7515 - 118 Avenue

Convocation ceremony schedule

May 30 2:00 pm 

  • Advanced Education in Orthopaedics for LPNs Certificate 
  • Advanced Foot Care 
  • Health Care Leadership Certificate 
  • Health Care Aide Certificate 
  • Practical Nurse Diploma 
  • Practical Nurse for Internationally Educated Nurses Diploma 

May 31 10:00 am 

  • Academic Upgrading (High School Equivalency Diploma) 
  • Day Home Provider Certificate 
  • Transitions to Employment Certificate 
  • Dental Office Assistant Certificate  
  • Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate 
  • Medical Office Assistant Certificate 
  • Veterinary Office Assistant Certificate 
  • Energy Management Diploma 
  • Environmental Technician Diploma 
  • Machine Learning Analyst Diploma 
  • Administrative Professional Certificate 
  • Accounting Technician Certificate 
  • Business Administration Diploma 
  • Business Analyst Professional 
  • Food and Beverage Management 
  • Supply Chain Professional 

May 31 2:00 pm 

  • Settlement Studies Diploma 
  • Teaching English as an Additional Language Professional 
  • Addictions Recovery Practitioner Certificate 
  • Interdisciplinary Therapy Diploma 
  • Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Certificate 
  • Mental Health Recovery Practitioner Certificate 
  • Pharmacy Technician Diploma  
  • Therapeutic Recreation Diploma 
  • Child and Youth Care Diploma 
  • Community Support Worker Certificate 
  • Disability Studies Diploma 
  • Early Learning and Child Care Certificate 
  • Early Learning and Child Care Diploma 
  • Educational Assistant Certificate 
  • Indigenous Studies Diploma 
  • Justice Diploma 
  • Social Work Diploma 


All graduates and potential graduates from the Fall 2023, Winter 2024, and Spring 2024 terms who applied to graduate and have met, or are on track to meet, program requirements are invited to attend Convocation 2024. We will email the invitation and registration package to you in April.

Caps and gowns

Gown pick-up:

  • May 23, 5:00 - 8:30 pm
  • May 24, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

You must pick up your package (cap, tassel, gown, v-stole, ticket, guest tickets, name card) at the Edmonton campus.

Students who have completed their registration and gown order will be emailed a link to purchase.

Convocation is an academic event. Dress accordingly – business casual or business formal wear is suggested. All program graduates wear red gowns and traditional red mortarboards. Wear your cap parallel to the ground with the tassel to the right side.

Guest tickets

All guests must have tickets for the specific ceremony to be admitted. Guest tickets are general seating and not assigned. Children are welcome to attend Convocation, but must have a guest ticket and be seated with another guest in the audience.

You may invite up to six guests to the convocation ceremony.

Note: students do not need a ticket for the ceremony, just the guests attending the ceremony in support of graduates.

International guests

If your Convocation guests will be visiting from outside of Canada and need to apply for a temporary resident visa, you will need to write a letter of invitation for your guests. NorQuest College cannot write this letter for you. Be sure to include all the details needed in your letter of invitation.

Along with the letter of invitation, include the following in the temporary resident visa application:

  • copies of your passport and your study permit
  • an official transcript, which you can request from MyQuest
  • an enrolment verification letter, which you can print from MyQuest
  • a printout of the web page showing the ceremony location, date and schedule

Your guests may also wish to seek advice from an immigration professional about their temporary resident visa application.

Platform party

The platform party comprises NorQuest College's Board of Governors, deans and directors, student representatives, and dignitaries who take part in the ceremony. 

Platform party and faculty members wear a black academic gown and an accompanying hood representing their degree and alma mater. 

Convocation information