RRC Polytech returns to in-person celebration for Spring

Note: Please note that aspects of the Convocation ceremonies are subject to change as we continue to monitor COVID-19 in our area. Please stay tuned for further details as they become available.

Spring 2022 Convocation Ceremonies

Get ready to celebrate! RRC Polytech’s upcoming Spring convocation will be held in person for the first time in more than two years. This June, graduates will have the opportunity to cross the stage in a cap and gown at the Centennial Concert Hall and celebrate their achievements with family and friends.

RRC Polytech will continue to offer a virtual convocation experience for those who are unable to attend or are not yet ready for a large, in-person gathering.

  • Monday, June 13 at 7pm
  • Tuesday, June 14 at 1pm
  • Tuesday, June 14 at 7pm

Location: Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main Street

See the complete list of programs graduating at each ceremony ›

Spring 2022 Convocation ceremonies will include all students who complete their program between January 1 and April 29, 2022.

Find more information about this year’s Graduation Pow Wow.

Important: Information about graduation and awards will be made public through this ceremony. If you have any questions or concerns about the collection and use of this information, or if you would like your graduation or award information to remain private, please let us know by emailing convocation@rrc.ca.

Alumni Graduation Celebration

If you graduated from RRC Polytech between Spring 2020 and Winter 2022, your chance to cross the stage in a cap and gown has finally come! Virtual grads from the past two years are invited to the Alumni Graduation Celebration for a chance to celebrate and formally conclude your journey at RRC Polytech. Bring your friends and family and recognize this significant achievement with your classmates, in person.

RRC Polytech will live stream these events for those who are unable to attend or are not yet ready for a large, in-person gathering.

You may select one of these times:

  • Wednesday, June 22 at 10:30am
  • Wednesday, June 22 at 2:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 22 at 7pm

Location: Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main Street

CAP and TASSELS – Important Information: We ask that you bring your cap and tassel with you to the celebration. If you no longer have a cap or tassel you may contact convocation@rrc.ca to purchase another. 2020 and 2021 tassels are limited.

SPRING 2020 graduates – You will receive your cap at the celebration at no cost.

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 gowns 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.

Note: Please select Spring 2022 Convocation or Alumni Graduation Celebration depending on which event you are a part of.

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. If the deadline date has passed and you would like to attend your convocation ceremony, please arrive at the Centennial Concert Hall 1.5 hours before the ceremony to rent your gown directly through Gaspard. On-site rental cost is $60. Gaspard only accepts cash for on-site rentals. The College will subsidize gown rentals for students in financial difficulties, however, funding is limited. Please visit or call the Student Service Centre for more information. The deadline date to apply for a subsidy is the same deadline date to place an order for a cap and gown.

Graduation Souvenirs

Visit our online Campus Store to find a variety of graduation gifts and parchment frames.

Graduation Portraits

To book your graduation portraits with Lifetouch Studios please follow these instructions.

Graduation Application

The Graduation Application advises the Student Records Officer to review your academic record for graduation. Once your academic record is reviewed and your graduation is confirmed, you will receive your parchment and information on how to attain your official Transcript of Academic Record by mail. This process may take up to 4 weeks. To attain your official College transcript please visit https://www.rrc.ca/supports/student-records/transcripts/

Note: The deadline to apply to graduate is the last day of the last term or course in your program.

To complete the Graduation Application:

  1. Visit HUB
  2. Select Payments and Profile
  3. Select Graduation Overview

Once your academic record has been reviewed and we have confirmed you have met the graduation requirements for your program, you will receive your Parchment by mail.

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.