Toronto Reference Library, Epic Hall and Prologue
Tuesday, July 5th

We are pleased to announce an in-person spring convocation!
Georgian@ILAC continues to monitor pandemic protocols and best practices.

If you have any questions please refer to the frequently asked questions area below.


ceremony schedule

9:00 AMStudents will arrive (Epic Hall), and they will register at the entry table for getting their card information (including designated seat)
10:00 AMStudents’ guests will arrive
11:00 AM

Ceremony will start with the bagpipe player, students will move to their seats.

Platform party: Rafael Ortiz, Registrar, Georgian@ILAC, Chris Anstead, Dean, Georgian@ILAC, Sheikh Akhtar, Project Management Director, Georgian@ILAC, and Dr. Maher Ghalayini, Acting Vice President, Academic, Georgian College. The platform party will be joined by members of the Georgian@ILAC faculty.

Convocation Master of Ceremonies, Rafael Ortiz, Registrar, Georgian@ILAC

Order of proceedings

    • National Anthem (playback)
    • Indigenous Land Acknowledgement, Chris Anstead, Dean, Georgian@ILAC
    •  Welcoming remarks, Chris Anstead, Dean, Georgian@ILAC
    • Special video greetings
    • Presentation of students, introduced by Rafael Ortiz, Registrar, Georgian@ILAC Faculty will greet graduates as they cross the stage. Dean Anstead and Director Akhtar will provide the certificate.
    • Proclamation, Dr. Maher Ghalayini, Acting Vice President, Academic, Georgian College
    • Special greetings, Georgian College President and CEO Kevin Weaver
    • Address to Graduates, Chris Anstead, Dean, Georgian@ILAC
    • Convocation closing
    • Recessional
12:00 PMCeremony will end, and we will move to Prologue room. During the reception, meet a representative of the Georgian College Alumni Association and learn about the benefits and privileges of your alumni membership. 
2:00 PMMusic and closing up 

visit the grad shop

frequently asked questions

In order to graduate in the current convocation ceremonies, you must complete all your program requirements by the end of the Winter 2022 term and your records must be in good standing.

All students’ records must be in good standing by the deadline indicated on the Important Dates for Graduates timeline, (to be in good standing, you must not have any outstanding fees, fines or loans, including book and equipment loans on your account).

Ensure your account is cleared of any holds that may prevent your graduation.

Full-time and Post graduates who completed their program in the Spring 2021 terms are eligible to attend the current convocation ceremonies.

If you are planning to attend your convocation ceremony, you must reserve your seats here

If you are not attending your convocation ceremony your credential can be picked up later at the Campus.
All graduates and guests must have a ticket to attend the ceremony. For example, if you request tickets for 2 guests, you will receive a total of 3 tickets. One of the tickets will be designated as a ticket for the graduate that you must bring to the venue on the day of your ceremony.

Follow these steps if you want to invite a family member from overseas to convocation:

  • Write a Letter of Invitation: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has a guide for you to follow. This is only a guide, you must write the invitation yourself and your letter must be written in English (In some cases, the letter may need to be notarized).
  • International Students – May request an optional Letter of Enrolment (if currently enrolled) OR Graduation letter (if program completed) from ADMISSION.
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