JIBC holds Institute-wide convocations twice each year.

Instructions for Graduands

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 by our staff.  It is very important that you are punctual in order to allow staff time to organize the graduands.  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 has concluded.

Graduation Documents

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.

Photography & Memorabilia

A professional photographer will be available on site to take your requests. For more information on Images by Wolfgang. Phone: 604.833.6439 Email:

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


The JIBC Convocation ceremony will be webcast live for those who are unable to attend in person. Visit to view Convocation.

Location & Parking

Convocation is held at our New Westminster Campus.

715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC
V3L 5T4
map of location 

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.

JIBC Convocation

Last updated March 31, 2020