Convocation Archives

Convocation is one of the highlights of every year at Lakeland College. Students, their family and friends plus Lakeland administration, faculty and staff all celebrate the accomplishments of the class.

We have several traditions at our convocation ceremonies:
  • All the faculty are on the stage to congratulate each graduate as they receive their credential.
  • In the 1980s, the President's Medal was added to convocation. The medal honours outstanding graduates for their academic excellence and campus leadership
  • We recognize generation alumni. New graduates whose parents, grandparents and or great-grandparents are alumni are introduced.
  • The academic recessional concludes with faculty, board members and senior staff lining the hallway and clapping for the graduates as they exit.
  • We recognize a distinguished alumnus and a distinguished citizen on each campus during our ceremonies.
  • Our newest tradition is a ceremonial prayer from an elder and honour song at the beginning of each convocation.
We also celebrate other graduations and recognition ceremonies:
  • breakfasts for apprentice students who complete their training
  • firefighter platoon graduations
  • completion ceremony for our EST students

Convocation 2018

May 25 there was a ceremony in Lloydminster and June 1 had morning and afternoon ceremonies in Vermilion.

Convocation 2017

2 ceremonies in Vermilion (June 2) and 1 in Lloydminster on May 26.

Convocation 2016

May 27 ceremony in Lloydminster and June 3 had morning and afternoon ceremonies in Vermilion.

Convocation 2015

Our cohort of international students from a program with Lambton College swelled the ranks of Lloydminster graduates on June 5, 2015. Two ceremonies at the Vermilion Regional Centre on May 29.

EST Recognition
Ceremonies

Every Emergency Services Technology battalion holds a recognition ceremony in November after they complete the onsite course work and before they go out on practicum.

Firefighter Training
Platoon Grads 2014-17

During our April to October training season, platoons of Firefighter Training students celebrate successfully completing their 12-week programs.

Convocations
2008-2014

Take a trip through convocations from 2008 through 2014.