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GraduationNorthern Lights College celebrates the achievements of its students through an annual convocation ceremony, usually held in June. Students enrolled in courses in which successful completion leads to the attainment of a credential or recognition of an achievement are honoured. Convocation ceremonies are held annually at Dawson Creek (includes graduates from Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge), Fort Nelson and Fort St. John.


The 2017 Northern Lights College Convocation Dates are:

  • Dawson Creek/Chetwynd/Tumbler Ridge:
    June 2, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., AME Hangar, Dawson Creek Campus
  • Fort St. John:

    June 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., Pomeroy Hotel, Fort St. John (attached to the Casino)

  • Fort Nelson:
    June 15, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., Phoenix Theater, Fort Nelson

Application to Graduate

All students completing their programs must apply to graduate through the Office of the Registrar. The Apply to Graduate form is located on the Graduation Website.

Application to Participate in Convocation

To be eligible to participate in convocation the following requirements must be met:

  1. You must apply to graduate through the Office of the Registrar. The Registrar will verify your eligibility to receive your credential.
  2. You must submit an application to convocate along with the $25 +GST convocation application fee
    to Student Services. The application fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
    The 2017 Application to Convocate with become available March 20th.
  3. You must have successfully met your program outcomes in the prior term or expect to successfully meet your program outcomes before Aug 31, 2017.
  4. You may be recommended by the Program Dean or by the Registrar for recognition of an achievement.
  5. Outstanding debts must be paid in full.

The College reserves the right to establish eligibility for convocation. If you have missed a deadline, or have questions regarding convocation please contact us at convocation@nlc.bc.ca.


Nomination of Valedictorians

Valedictorian Nominations for 2017 will become available on March 20th. Please check back for more details.

Graduation Photos and Degree Frames

  • Individual Sittings for Grad Photos will be available at each campus leading up to Convocation.
  • Northern Lights College Degree Frames will be available for purchase from the NLC Bookstore and online.
    Please check back for more information after March 20th.

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