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Convocation 2024

Congratulations to the class of 2024! #CambrianGrad2024

June 10 - June 13, 2024

Cambrian College is excited to host in-person convocation ceremonies the week of June 10, 2024, for Barry Downe campus graduates.

Your convocation will be live-streamed for your guests who are unable to attend, and will also be available after the ceremony.

Convocation ceremony locations

The Cambrian convocation ceremonies are located at the Barry Downe campus in Sudbury, Ontario. Here are some further details about locations:

  • The ceremonies are held in the gymnasium, room 2419
  • Graduate check-in and gowning is located in the Student Life Centre, room 2302
  • If you are late for the ceremony, please visit the Career Centre boardroom, room 2415
  • If you are a guest and the gymnasium is full, please visit the amphitheatres adjacent the gymnasium for guest over flow, rooms 2226 and 2230
  • A reception is held after the ceremonies for graduates, family, and friends in the cafeteria, room 1003
  • If you are receiving an award and your photo is being taken, please visit room 1408
  • Return your gown to the Enrolment Centre, room 2037
  • If you require first-aid, please go to the Women’s Resource Centre, room 2431
  • For a quiet space that is also family friendly, visit the Glenn Crombie Centre boardroom, room 2537

Graduate RSVP and gown rental

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 8:30 a.m. Your gown must be returned after your ceremony. Please note that unreturned gowns are subject to a $150 replacement fee.

*To learn more about provisional status, visit our policy page.

Photos and photography

Cambrian Student Council has arranged for Edge Imaging to be on campus to offer grad photos on various dates, as early as March 11, 2024. To book your graduation photo session, grab your student card and visit 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.

#CambrianGrad2024 Social media contest!

Let’s celebrate graduates! Post a picture or share a message for a graduate(s) using #CambrianGrad2024 on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or TikTok between June 10 and 13, 2024 for a chance to win one of five $250 Visa gift cards!

This contest is open to the Cambrian Community! Automatically get entered into the contest when using the hashtag #CambrianGrad2024. Winners will be contacted daily from June 10 to 13 so make sure you’re watching your direct messages!  


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

International family travel

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

Here are some documents that may be required:

  • A copy of applicable documents proving your status in Canada, such as:
    • Study Permit with enrolment letter (available in myCambrian)
    • Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) which 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
  • Letter of invitation written by you:
  • A copy of your marriage certificate, if you are inviting your spouse
  • Additional information about your status in Canada, if applicable
  • Confirmation of Completion Letter (available in myCambrian) with the convocation invitation email
  • A letter from your employer confirming your job (for PGWP holders)
  • Proof of available funds if you are paying for their visit

Special accommodations

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 and mark “Accommodation Request” as your subject line.

Convocation day

If you have reserved your gown, you are expected to visit the Student Life Centre at Cambrian College one hour prior to your convocation ceremony time to check-in and receive your gown and stole. You will remain in the Student Life Centre and 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.

    Late arrivals

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

    Please note, if you have a balance owing on your account, you will not receive your diploma/degree/certificate until it is paid in full. Graduates in this case can still participate in the ceremony.

    Digital credentials

    Cambrian College has partnered with MyCreds™ 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 student email for the notification to create your MyCreds™ Learner Portal account. You can then share your diploma/degree/certificate with friends, family, employers, and registered organizations. Your digital credential will always be accessible through your MyCreds™ Learner Portal. You can login and download/share it again and again – at no cost to you.

    Please refer to how-to videos for more information on how to create MyCreds™ Learner Portal account.

    Electronic convocation booklet

    Cambrian College offers a digital convocation booklet specific to the 2024 Convocation. 

    Alumni handbook

    Download your 2024 Alumni Handbook, featuring information on retail and attraction discounts, year-round perks, events, career support services, and more.

    Stay connected!

    Congratulations! As a Cambrian College graduate, you will be a lifetime member of the #CambrianCommunity. We look forward to staying in touch, informing you of opportunities, activities, events, and perks that may be of benefit to you! To ensure you stay updated with all the valuable communications, your current information will be shared with our dedicated alumni office.

    If there have been any changes to your contact details, please take a moment to update them accordingly.

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