Convocation ceremonies are held at the PW Enns Centennial Concert Hall, 783 Mountain Avenue, Winkler, Manitoba
Monday, June 19, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
All graduates and students eligible to graduate will receive emails with information regarding the Winkler Campus Convocation ceremonies approximately 8 weeks prior to the convocation date. Please make sure your preferred email address is current in your WebAdvisor account.
If you choose not to attend your ceremony your parchment will be mailed to you within a few weeks after the ceremonies.
Application to Graduate – Deadline May 5, 2017
The Application to Graduate is used to advise the College that you have completed all program requirements and are now ready to graduate from your program. Every student, with the exception of Apprenticeship students, must complete an Application to Graduate by the deadline.
Convocation Cap and Gown Order – Deadline May 5, 2017
All graduates wanting to attend the RRC Winkler Campus Convocation ceremonies are required to wear academic attire. Academic attire consists of a gown, hood, cap and tassel (the cap and tassel are souvenirs for you to keep). The cost of the academic attire is $30 (taxes included).
Submit your gown order to the Winkler Campus – Visa and Mastercard, debit card, cash or cheque are accepted.
Guest seating will be “first come first serve”. You are welcome to invite between 2-4 guests. Doors open one hour before the ceremony start time. Designated seating is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact the Winkler Campus for details.
Convocation souvenirs will be available for purchase before and after the ceremony at the PW Enns Centennial Concert Hall.
Your Personal Information
If you have recently moved, please login to your WebAdvisor account to change your address. For name changes, please visit the Winkler Campus or a Student Service Centre with the appropriate documentation confirming the name change.
Information regarding graduation and awards may be made public. If you have any questions or concerns about the collection and use of this information, or if you would like your graduation or awards information not made public, please contact the Winkler Campus.
To make sure you receive your parchment at Convocation, please have all financial obligations paid in full 10 days prior to the ceremony date.
Parchments will not be awarded at the ceremony if there are any outstanding amounts against your student number.
Pick up your gown at the Winkler Campus between 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Ceremonies will proceed on schedule so it is very important that you are punctual. Please arrive at the PW Enns Centennial Concert Hall 60 minutes before the ceremony start.
Assembly and Marshaling
Once you arrive at the PW Enns Centennial Concert Hall, follow the signs to the Graduate Marshaling Area. Graduates will assemble in processional order 45 minutes before the ceremony in the Graduate Marshaling Area. A marshal will assist you in lining up alphabetically within your program.
It’s important to arrive early as you are one of many graduates taking part in the ceremony.
The cap should be worn flat on your head with the tassel over the right front edge. Do not pin the tassel as it will be shifted during the ceremony. Men should remove their convocation caps during the National Anthem.
We ask that you refrain from making any alterations to your academic attire.
A coat room is located in the Graduate Marshaling Area, but there isn’t a secure place to store your personal belongings. We recommend that you leave your phone, purse and other personal belongings with your guests before the start of the ceremony.
Red River College and the PW Enns Centennial Concert Hall are not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
Receiving Your Diploma/Certificate/Degree on Stage
Prior to crossing the stage, please hand your name card to the announcer who may wish to clarify the pronunciation of your name.
When your name is announced, start walking across the stage toward the Winkler Campus Manager who will congratulate you. Then continue to walk toward the President who will present you with your parchment.
Please remember to pause for your picture. A Marshal will direct you off the stage and back to your seat. As a courtesy to your fellow graduates and guests, please remain seated until the conclusion of the ceremony.
Conclusion of Ceremony
At the conclusion of the ceremony, a marshal will lead the graduates in a procession out of the theatre.
Returning Your Gown
Immediately after the ceremony, return your gown in one of the drop off areas. Ensure you return your gown so you don’t get charged additional fees. Remember, the cap and tassel are yours to keep!
PLEASE NOTE: Red River College Winkler Campus will be closed on the following days:
- April 14 – Good Friday
- April 17 – Easter Monday
- May 22 – Victoria Day
- June 19 – Convocation Day (College will close at 12:00 noon)