ConvocationConvocation (graduation) is held in late May or early June, at which time certificates, diplomas and degrees are awarded to those students who have successfully completed all of the requirements for their program. Provisional graduates (students who are registered in programs that are deemed provisional) also participate in Convocation. If students cannot attend Convocation, the certificate, diploma or degree is mailed to their home after Convocation.

2018 Ceremonies

Ceremony 1 - May 30 @ 10 a.m. Ceremony 2 - May 30 @ 2 p.m. Ceremony 3 - May 31 @ 10 a.m. Ceremony 4 - May 31 @ 2 p.m. Ceremony 5 - June 1 @ 10 a.m. Ceremony 6 - June 1 @ 1 p.m.

You can also watch live on our Livestream.

Awards at Convocation

The President’s Medals

The President’s Medals, a gold and a silver, are awarded annually to graduating students from any postsecondary program at Cambrian College. In awarding these medals, the selection committee considers those students nominated for the awards on their academic achievement, their technical ability, their significant contribution to college life through social and athletic interests, and their contribution to their community.

The gold and silver medals are accompanied respectively by a $2,000 and $1,500 scholarship. These prestigious awards are granted at Convocation.

Governor General’s College Academic Medal

Each year, the Governor General of Canada provides one medal to each college in Ontario. This prestigious medal is awarded to the Cambrian College graduate of a postsecondary diploma or degree program who has achieved the highest overall academic average.

Are you graduating?

You do not need to apply to graduate. You should, however, meet with your program coordinator to review the status of your academic requirements.

The College will reserve a graduation gown for you, which may be picked up in the Office of the Registrar one week prior to the ceremonies.

The day of Convocation, graduates must be at the marshalling area (John T. Koski Conference Centre – Room 4420) one hour prior to the start of their ceremony with their gown. All purses and personal belongings should be left with family or friends during the ceremony.

If you’re unable to attend Convocation, your certificate or diploma will be sent to you in June.

Attending Convocation

Seating for guests is in the gymnasium, where the ceremony will take place. The doors will open one hour prior to the start of the ceremonies. We ask that you limit the number of guests to four to allow all graduates to have family and friends attend their special day. Guests with special needs requiring assistance are asked to contact the Enrolment Centre at 705-566-8101 ext. 7687.

There will be an area at the front of the stage for guests of graduates to take photos. A professional photographer will be available on Convocation day should you wish to have formal photos taken.

Free parking is available the day of Convocation.

Alumni Convocation services

Showcase your achievement with a diploma frame! There are two ways that you can order your frame:

Cambrian diploma frame

  • Online - Visit the Milburn's website to submit your order. Arrangements can be made to have the frame shipped directly to you, or to Convocation for pick up after your ceremony.

  • At Convocation - The Cambrian College Alumni Association will have frames on display during Convocation. You can purchase your frame onsite before and after your ceremony.

The Alumni Association will also have fresh flowers available for purchase the day of your ceremony or you can pre-order online and pick up the day of the ceremony.

Visiting Sudbury?

Sudbury offers a variety of dining and accommodations options for out-of-town guests. For more information, visit Sudbury Tourism.