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Celebration of our Graduates!


We are excited to host an in-person convocation ceremony the week of June 12, 2023 for Barrydowne campus graduates.

The convocation ceremony schedule is available HERE.

Your convocation will be live-streamed on this webpage for your guests who are unable to attend in person and will also be available after the ceremony.   


  • Ceremony: Gymnasium (2419)
  • Graduate check-in and gowning: Student Life Centre (2302)
  • Graduate late arrivals: Career Centre Boardroom (2415)
  • Guest overflow: amphitheatres adjacent the gymnasium (2226 & 2230)
  • Post-ceremony reception for graduates, family and friends: Cafeteria (1003)
  • Gown return: Enrolment Centre (2037)
  • First-aid: Women’s Resource Centre (2431)
  • Quiet space: Glenn Crombie Lab (2537) 



If you are eligible to graduate or are in an eligible provisional* program, you are required to reserve your gown, which serves as your RSVP to the ceremony for your program.  

You should have received an email to your preferred email on file with further details on how to reserve your gown.

Gowns will be available for pick up during the week of convocation as early as 8:30am and need to be returned after your ceremony.  Unreturned gowns are subject to a $150 replacement fee. 

*To learn more about provisional status, CLICK HERE.

The RSVP deadline has passed.


Cambrian Student Council has arranged for Edge Imaging to be on campus to offer grad photos on various dates as early as February 27, 2023.  To book your graduation photo session, grab your student card and go to Enter the school code “CLK” and your student number to get started. 

A professional photographer will be taking pictures throughout your ceremony. You can download the photos for free at within a few days of your ceremony.  

#CambrianGrad2023 CONTEST 

Let’s celebrate graduates! Post a picture or share a message for a graduate(s) using #CambrianGrad2023 on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or TikTok between June 12 to 15, 2023 for a chance to win the following prizes:  

  • Blue Jays Tickets 
  • $100 Visa Gift Cards 
  • $50 Campus Store Gift Cards 

This contest is open to the Cambrian Community! Automatically get entered into the contest when using the hashtag #CambrianGrad2023. Winners will be contacted daily from June 12 to 15 so make sure you’re watching your direct messages!  

Please email for further details 


Graduates can invite family and friends to attend their ceremony and tickets for your guests are not required.  With a high number of graduates per ceremony, we ask that you keep your guest count to 2 people to allow for all graduates’ guests to attend. 

International family travel: 

If you are planning on inviting family from outside of Canada, below are some suggested supporting documents that can be used. Please note, Cambrian does not provide invitation letters. 

  1. Copy of applicable documents proving your status in Canada, such as: 
    • Study Permit with Enrolment Letter (available in myCambrian) 
    • Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) and must be valid for the length of your family members’ stay in Canada 
    • If you have applied for a PGWP online but do not have it yet, use a copy of the Letter of Confirmation that IRCC sends when they receive your application 
    • Passport 
  2. Letter of invitation written by you: 
    • Use the template available HERE
    • Some visa offices may require that your letter be notarized by a Notary Public. Check online for the specific Canadian visa office requirements. 
  3. Copy of your marriage certificate if you are inviting your spouse 
  4. Additional information about your status in Canada, if applicable 
  5. Confirmation of Completion Letter (available in myCambrian) with the convocation invitation email
  6. A letter from your employer confirming your job (for PGWP holders) 
  7. Proof of available funds if you are paying for their visit 


If you are a graduating student with a disability, or have guests with a disability, and require special arrangements such as sign language interpreting, assisted listening devices, special seating, mobility assistance (e.g., wheelchair), alternate-format materials (Braille or large print), an adapted convocation gown or other related assistance, please contact with the details of your request. 


Graduates who have reserved their gown are expected in the Student Life Centre at Cambrian College 1 hour prior to their convocation ceremony time to check in and receive their gown and hood.  Graduates will remain in the Student Life Centre to receive further instructions until the procession departs. 

Please leave all your personal effects with your guests (purses, bags, hats, etc) as the Student Life Centre will not be secured during the ceremony. 

Your guests must proceed to the gymnasium and are not permitted in the Student Life Centre.  Gymnasium doors will open 45 minutes before the ceremony is scheduled to begin. 


Graduates are expected to be in the Student Life Centre an hour before the ceremony is scheduled to start.  The procession will begin on time for all convocation ceremonies. Once the procession has begun, any late arrivals will check-in with staff in the Career Centre Boardroom and receive further instructions. 


If you are attending convocation, your diploma/certificate will be available for pick up at the reception (cafeteria) once the ceremony has concluded. If you are not attending convocation, your diploma/certificate will be mailed to the address on file the week following convocation. 

Please note, those with a balance owing on account will not receive their diploma/certificate until it is paid in full.  Graduates in this case would still participate in the ceremony, however will have a blank credential holder. 

Digital credentials: 

Cambrian College has partnered with and will be emailing you a link to your official digital credential during convocation week.  It’s fast, free and shareable!  

To get your digital credential, check your email for the notification. Follow the link to set up your Parchment account. You can then share your diploma/certificate to Facebook and LinkedIn, or download a secure .pdf version.  Your digital credential will always be accessible through your Parchment account. You can log in and download/share it again and again – at no cost to you. 

Please note, digital credentials are offered to Barrydowne campus students only. 


Cambrian College will offer a graduation booklet specific to 2023 convocation.  It will be available for download on this webpage once finalized, a few weeks before convocation. 

View the booklet HERE.


As you continue on after graduating from Cambrian College, we encourage you to stay in touch and share your personal and professional success with us. We can also inform you of opportunities, activities and events that may be of benefit to you.

Sign up here to stay connected with Cambrian College.