Graduation and Convocation checklist

A NorQuest Student at the convocation ceremony wearing a red graduate cap

Graduation is the culmination of your studies — you have completed all 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.

Graduate records

A credential for a program is conferred upon a student once, even if the student completes the program requirements more than one time. The credential will be notated on the official transcript as the earliest program completion only.

Student checklist

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

1. Apply to graduate

If you will complete all your certificate or diploma requirements before August 31, 2023, you are eligible to graduate and attend Convocation.

To apply to graduate:

  1. Log in to your MyQuest account.

  2. Choose "Apply for Graduation".
  3. Submit your application before February 12, 2023.
  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 email your MyMail address about the status of your application (and advise you of any further action needed). If you have not received a response within two weeks of your application, email from your MyMail account.

To be invited to attend Convocation, you must be eligible to complete your program by August 31, 2023, and apply to graduate by February 12, 2023. If you apply after this deadline, you will miss the opportunity to attend Convocation 2023. 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 12, 2023.

The Office of the Registrar will asses your program completion 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 you will not be attending Convocation, you must still apply to graduate to receive your credential.

2. Update your address

We will mail your parchment to the address on your student record. Ensure your address is up to date in your MyQuest account. A digital parchment will also be automatically sent to you and accessible through MyCreds.

3. Update your preferred name

We will use your preferred name in the 2022-2023 Convocation list and to announce you at Convocation. Your legal name will be used on your credential.

4. Register to attend Convocation

Registration is now closed.

If you are on track to graduate, we will email the Convocation invite and registration package to your MyMail account. You can also check for your name on the 2022-23 Convocation list.

The invitation includes a link to the Gaspard website where you can rent your gown. Once your order has been processed, you are registered to attend Convocation!

Convocation information