Convocation

Northern 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 2019 Northern Lights College Convocation Dates are:
  • Dawson Creek, Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge: Friday, June 7 at 2:00 p.m., AME Hangar, Dawson Creek
  • Fort St. John: Friday, June 14, at 2:00 p.m., Pomeroy Hotel, Fort St. John (attached to the Casino)
  • Fort Nelson: June 20, 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 Request to Graduate form is located on the Graduation page.

Register for Convocation

Academic, Vocational & Trades Foundation Programs 

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 a Convocation Registration form along with a $25 +GST($26.25) convocation registration fee to Student Services. The registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
    Convocation Registration Form
    Convocation Registration will open on March 19th, 2019 for Academic, Vocational and Trades Foundation Students.
  3. You must have successfully met your program outcomes in the prior term or expect to successfully meet your program outcomes before August 31, 2019.
Apprenticeship Level Trades Programs

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

  1. You must submit a Convocation Registration form along with a $25 +GST($26.25) convocation registration fee to Student Services. The registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
    Convocation Apprentice Registration Form
  2. You must have successfully met your program outcomes in the prior term or expect to successfully meet your program outcomes before June 1, 2019.

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

Nominations are now closed.

Graduation Photos and Degree Frames

Individual Portrait Sessions for Graduation Photos will be available at each campus leading up to Convocation.
Sign-up for sessions in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John opens April 15th, 2019.

  • Dawson Creek, Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge:
    Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, CECET Energy House, Dawson Creek Campus
    Sign up available at Dawson Creek Student Services

  • Fort St. John:
    Thursday, June.13, 2019 from 9:00 AM -3:00 PM, Campus Centre Atrium, Fort St. John Campus
    Sign up available at Fort St. John Student Services

  • Fort Nelson:
    Thursday June 20, 2019 at 1 PM sharp, Fort Nelson Campus - First Come, First Serve Basis

Northern Lights College Degree Frames

Northern Lights College Degree Frames will be available for purchase from the NLC Bookstore and online through Leader Frames.