Convocation

2024 Spring Convocation

The 2024 Spring Convocation ceremonies for Winnipeg-based campuses will take place on Monday, June 17 and Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at the RBC Convention Centre in City View Hall (Hall C), located at 375 York Avenue.

Note: All students from Winnipeg-based campuses who successfully completed their program between August 28, 2023 and April 28, 2024 will be celebrated at the Spring 2024 Convocation. See the complete list of graduating programs at each ceremony ›

Monday, June 17, 2024 at 1:30 pm

  • School of Business, Information Technology and Creative Arts – Applied Commerce and Management Education programs
  • School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts

See the convocation program for June 17, 1:30pm ›

Monday, June 17, 2024 at 7 pm

  • School of Business, Information Technology and Creative Arts – Applied Computer Education and Creative Arts programs

See the convocation program for June 17, 7pm ›

Tuesday, June 18 at 1:30 pm

  • School of Continuing Education
  • School of Health Sciences and Community Services – Allied Health, Life Sciences, and Nursing programs

See the convocation program for June 18, 1:30pm ›

Tuesday, June 18 at 7 pm

  • School of Education, Arts and Sciences
  • School of Health Sciences and Community Services – Community Services programs
  • School of Indigenous Education
  • School of Skilled Trades and Technology

See the convocation program for June 18, 7pm ›

Regional Campuses

  • Interlake Campus – Thursday, June 13, 2024
  • Peguis – Fisher River Campus – Friday, June 7, 2024
  • Portage Campus – Tuesday, June 25, 2024
  • Steinbach Campus – Thursday, June 27, 2024
  • Winkler Campus – Thursday, June 20, 2024

Please visit your Regional Campus Administration Office for more information.

Other Information

Confirm Attendance and Order Cap and Gown Rental

All graduates who want to attend the RRC Polytech Convocation ceremonies are required to wear academic attire. Academic attire consists of a gown, hood, cap and tassel (the cap and tassel are souvenirs for you to keep). Gaspard supplies RRC Polytech’s cap and gown rentals. Your attendance is confirmed when you place a gown order. The cost of the cap and gown rental is $40 (taxes included) before the deadline date.

If you do not have a credit card and absolutely cannot place an order online, please visit a Student Service Centre at the Notre Dame Campus, D105 or Exchange District Campus, P104 to place an order with cash or debit.

Deadline to order is May 24, 2024.

Note: If you miss the deadline and still wish to participate in your convocation ceremony, arrive at the RBC Convocation Centre (Hall D) 90 minutes prior to the ceremony to rent a gown directly from Gaspard. The on-site rental rate is $60 (cash, debit and credit are available).

Graduation Souvenirs

Visit our online Campus Store or the pop-up shop at convocation to find a variety of graduation gifts and parchment frames for purchase.

Souvenirs available (taxes included):

  • Cap and tassel souvenir – $8.50
  • Tassel souvenir – $3.25

Please contact the Student Service Centre at 204-632-2327 or studentservices@rrc.ca to make a payment.

Souvenirs will be available after Convocation. You may arrange to pick up your souvenirs from a Student Service Centre or pay $8.40 (taxes included) to have your souvenirs mailed to you.

Graduation Portraits

Note: Session fee is required at the time of your appointment. Students who do not bring their session fee will not be photographed.

  • A $25 session fee is to be paid to your photographer at the time of your session. Debit or credit is preferred, but cash and cheque will be accepted. Cheque made payable to Lifetouch Canada.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. Anyone who is late will not be photographed and cancellations will require 48 hour notice.
  • Photographers will provide the grad gown, cap, tassel and v-stole/hood for your appointment.
  • Lifetouch will not provide dress shirts and ties, so please come prepared already dressed in this attire. Please ensure your tie is pre-tied before your appointment or use a clip-on tie. Graduates who prefer to not wear a dress shirt with or without a tie, we suggest wearing a v-neck shirt. Hair and makeup must be done before your photo session starts.
  • Two to three weeks after your photo session, you will receive a set of proofs by Canada Post and an email with a link so you can view your graduation proofs online. Keep in mind that your proofs are not retouched, but your finished portrait order will include basic retouching at no charge to eliminate blemishes & soften lines. Premium retouching is available at an additional cost.

Contact Lifetouch directly to book an in-studio photo session.

Convocation Invite Letters

Many students wish to invite family from outside of Canada to attend their graduation ceremony. If they need an official letter for their temporary resident visa application you will need to request a Convocation Invite Letter (which can be done requested at the end of your graduating term). The letter of invitation is given to the person you are inviting to Canada; they then submit this letter to the Canadian Embassy or Consulate outside of Canada, when they apply for their temporary resident visa.

To request a Convocation Invite Letter, please fill out the Document Request Form and select Convocation Invite.

Contact Information

To ensure we send your important documents and communications to the correct locations, please verify that the College has your current mailing address and preferred email address.

To check:

  1. Visit HUB
  2. Select Payments and Profile under Applications
  3. Tap or click on your username (top-right corner)
  4. Tap or click User Profile

Name on Official Documents

The name that appears as “Full Name” on your Graduation Application is the name that will be printed on your official Transcript of Academic Record and Parchment. If this name is not your legal name please contact the Student Service Centre and request a name change.

Historically, all graduates have been called to cross the stage by their full legal name. Through our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, the College recognizes the importance of respecting individual preference and is offering graduates the opportunity to use a chosen name as they are honoured at convocation. Your chosen name will appear in the convocation program and called out as you cross the stage at your ceremony. If you have a chosen first and/or middle name you would like used at the ceremony, please email convocation@rrc.ca to request a change.

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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