JIBC 2021 WINTER VIRTUAL CONVOCATION CEREMONY

March 11, 2021 at 01:30 PM 
 

Winter 2021 Convocation - Frequently Asked Questions
 

I completed my program.  Will I still be able to graduate in March?

Yes, eligible students will graduate in March.  If you are not sure about your academic standing, please contact your school.

When is the winter convocation ceremony?

The winter virtual ceremony will be on March 11, 2021.  Time:  TBA.  We are currently finalizing the details.  Eligible students will receive further details by email in the new year.  Please ensure that your contact information is up-to-date so you don’t miss out.

What is a virtual ceremony?

It is a ceremony where the credentials will be conferred online. Planning for the virtual ceremony is underway.  We are currently working on the details which we will communicate to eligible students as soon as the details are finalized.

Do I have to attend the virtual ceremony to be graduated?

No, the virtual ceremony is optional.  If you have successfully met all of the program requirements by February 26th, you will be graduated.

Where is the virtual ceremony?

You will be given a link to follow the virtual ceremony.

Can my friends and family members follow the virtual ceremony?

Yes, once you receive the link, you may share it with your friends and family members.

Is there a guest limit for the virtual ceremony?

No, everyone is welcome!

Is there a fee to sign in to the virtual ceremony?

There is no fee.

If my friends and family members cannot sign in on March 11 to view the virtual ceremony, will they be able to see it later?

Yes, we will post the video on the convocation webpage as we do with all of our historical convocation ceremonies.

Will there be a face to face ceremony?

These are interesting times and no one is certain when this pandemic will be under control.  It is our hope to have a ceremony at the New Westminster Campus to celebrate our graduates in the near future.  The health and safety of our students, staff and faculty is our first priority.

How will I get graduation photos?

You will have an opportunity to take graduation photos with regalia at a face to face ceremony when it is safe to bring everyone together again.

Will I still receive my parchment?

Yes, parchments will be mailed within 2 weeks following the March 11 ceremony so it is important that your contact information is always up-to-date.

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

You can email convocation@jibc.ca.

All graduates who plan to attend the ceremony MUST register themselves and their guests online at Register for Convocation.  Your school will let you know when registration is open for this event. If you did not receive an invitation to register for convocation, please contact your school.

Graduate Check-In begins at 11:30 am.  Please arrive at the New Westminster Campus no later than 12:00 pm.  When you arrive on-site, you will be given further instructions from our staff.  It is very important that you are punctual in order to allow staff time to organize the graduands. The organization of the graduands begins at 1:10 pm.  For your security, we cannot house personal belongings.  Kindly leave these items with a family member or a friend until after the ceremony.

Doors for guest seating will open at 12:30 pm. Overflow seating will be available in the theatre where the ceremony will be webcast. Guests are encouraged to arrive early in order to secure preferred seating.  Please note:  There is no food permitted in the gymnasium or in the theatre.  Parking is complimentary at the New Westminster Campus.  Overflow parking is available at the Canada Games Pool next door.

Light refreshments will be served for graduates and their guests after the ceremony have concluded.

Students attending the ceremony will receive their official documents on the same day unless their documents were previously issued.  Students who were unable to attend the ceremony will be mailed their documents within 2 weeks following the ceremony so it is important that your contact information is always up-to-date.  If you do not receive your documents within 4 weeks following convocation, please contact the Registration Office.

A professional photographer will be available on site to take your requests. For more information on Images by Wolfgang.

Phone: 604.833.6439 Email: knauer.wolfgang@gmail.com

The JIBC Store will be on-site selling JIBC memorabilia and graduation gifts.  Please stop by and pick up something special for your graduate!

Convocation is held at our New Westminster Campus.

715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC
V3L 5T4 

Parking is complimentary at our campus.  Our lot can get full during special events.  Overflow parking is available at the Canada Games Pool located next door.

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