Convocation 2017

Convocation 2017 will be held on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the Jack Singer Concert Hall. The address for the Jack Singer Concert Hall is: 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary.

This convocation ceremony is open to those who graduated between January – December 2017.

The deadline for graduate registration is February 8, 2018. Tickets for guests can be purchased as long as there are tickets remaining.

If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Opitz at laurieo@columbia.ab.ca or call the main office at 403-235-9300.

Graduate Registration


Registration is now closed. If you would like to try and register late then please contact Laurie at laurieo@columbia.ab.ca or call the main office at 403-235-9300.

Students must register to attend and participate in convocation.

Guest Tickets

Guest tickets can be purchased from the Arts Common website. To purchase tickets, please click on this link – https://www.artscommons.ca/WhatsOn/ShowDetails.aspx?show_id=0676B9ED-DB78-427B-81E6-1E59311A2D4B.

Tickets will be required for all guests over the age of 2 years old or those who require a seat. Tickets will be $5 each.

Details for the Day of the Event

The ceremony will begin at 1 pm. We ask that graduates arrive at 11:30 am to provide time for gowning and then line-up. Guests are asked to be seated by 12:30 pm at the latest. Graduate line up will begin at 12:40 pm in the foyer.

How do I get there? Where can I park?

Arts Commons is located downtown and is accessible by bus, c-train, or car.

For a map of where Arts Commons is, please click here.

You can visit Downtown Calgary’s new interactive parking map, which includes the live Calgary Parking Authority Park Plus feed to show real time parking lot spots and street parking availability. Please note that parking fees and hours are subject to change. For details, call 403.537.7000 or go to www.calgaryparkingmap.com

Previous Convocations

Graduates of 2016 Convocation

Date: Sunday, March 5, 2017
Where: The Bella Theatre at Mount Royal University

Pictures of the event can be seen by clicking here.

The following Videos were taken during the ceremony:
President of Columbia College – Dr. J.T. (Tom) Snell – https://youtu.be/wg32ABeCl8c

Singing of O Canada by Sarah Andrews – https://youtu.be/_F6QwHC-bww

Graduate Speaker – Rosanna Sardella – https://youtu.be/5YmpC3tg13Q

Graduate Speaker – Sandra Diaz Serrano – https://youtu.be/eCBFFvHKHII

Graduate Speaker – Leyza Jimenez – https://youtu.be/sBBDipxzl1A

2015 Graduate Convocation

Pictures of the event can be seen by clicking here.

The following Videos were taken during the ceremony:

O Canada – Richelle Rapisuta – https://youtu.be/rRaODpCSay0

Anurag Bali – Student Honorary Speaker – https://youtu.be/vhNvtvsKME4

Humaira Falak – Student Honorary Speaker – https://youtu.be/uf3txk1wM2I

Danielle Chawla – Student Honorary Speaker – https://youtu.be/ulZ9IaICEls

Dr. J.T. (Tom) Snell – President, Columbia College – https://youtu.be/gwVc_W2aFPU

2014 Convocation

Pictures of the event can be seen by clicking here.

The following Videos were taken during the ceremony:

Guest Speaker Speach by Tom Jackson
President Address by Dr. J.T. (Tom) Snell
Student Speaker – Paul Sawka, Community Support Services Department Graduate
Student Speaker – Griswold Carter, Criminal Justice Professional Department
Singing of “O Canada” led by Tom Jackson

This event was held in the beautiful Jack Singer Concert Hall in the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts.