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Please view the following information about Red Deer College's Convocation.

Postponement of Convocation 2020 
Information for Students
Frequently Asked Questions
Stay Connected for Further Updates

Postponement of Convocation 2020

After much consideration, Red Deer College has decided to postpone our Convocation Ceremonies that were scheduled for Friday, June 5. A new date has not yet been determined, but this will be communicated as soon as it is established.

This decision was not made lightly, as Convocation is a wonderful time of celebration for students and their families, as well as faculty, staff and community members. 

RDC has chosen to postpone Convocation 2020 due to the unprecedented situation with COVID-19. In alignment with Alberta Health directives, the health and safety of everyone on our campuses is our highest priority. We are very sorry to postpone this day of celebration, and we appreciate the understanding of our students and their families, as well as guests and employees. 

Information for Students

Students who are eligible will still graduate, and they will receive their parchments in the mail after June 5, 2020. 

Next steps for students:

  • Address confirmation: Confirm Red Deer College has your correct permanent address on file. Your parchment will be sent to this address. You can confirm your address by logging in to TheLoop and clicking on Personal Information. Students who need to change their permanent addresses should email the Office of the Registrar at admissions [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca or call 403.342.3400 to update their information. We request that all students confirm their addresses by May 15, 2020. 
  • Refund timelines: Students who have already paid their gown rental fees will receive a refund from the gown rental provider. This will be processed by Gaspard in the next 30 days. We appreciate everyone’s patience as this process takes place. 
  • Convocation photos: If you have already had a Convocation photo session at RDC’s campuses throughout the year, you will receive these photos, as per the original timelines. Any remaining Convocation photo sessions have been cancelled. Please contact Mountain West Studio for further information. 

Stay Connected for Further Updates

The team at Red Deer College is continuing to explore options for a new date for Convocation 2020. Please visit this webpage and the Frequently Asked Questions, and stay connected to RDC’s social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) for further details.

All students who are eligible to graduate will also receive an email with details, once these are established.

Thank you for your understanding and patience in this situation. We look forward to celebrating with you in the future.

For More Information
For additional details on RDC’s response to COVID-19, please visit
For Convocation inquiries, please email convocation [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca