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Graduation and Convocation

Red Deer College is excited to share the latest information about Convocation 2020.

Congratulations to RDC’s Class of 2020!

Celebrating Convocation 2020 Graduates Next June

Information for Students 

Frequently Asked Questions

Background: Postponement of Convocation 2020

For More Information 

Congratulations to RDC’s Class of 2020!

On this historic year, 1,654 students graduated from Red Deer College. Our College’s 56th ConvoConvocation 2020cation is memorable for many reasons, but nothing can take away from the importance of Convocation or the milestone achievement that it signifies for each of you, our graduating class of 2020. 

Check out the Convocation 2020 program to find your name and see your place in RDC’s history.

We are very pleased to announce three award recipients as part of Convocation 2020. Two outstanding students are being recognized for their exceptional contributions to academics and to the community. Megan Nikula received the Governor General’s Academic Medal (Collegiate Bronze Level) for her academic excellence. Megan graduated with a Kinesiology and Sport Studies Diploma, and she earned a GPA of 4.0 and five grades of A+ in the final year of her program.  

Brittany Lausen received the Red Deer College Foundation Outstanding Student Award for her leadership and commitment to RDC. Brittany has demonstrated extensive contributions as a student leader, serving as the President of the Students’ Association and being an integral part of a wide variety of initiatives for students across the College. 

RDC continued another important tradition this year, with the granting of an Honorary Degree to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of social, cultural or economic development in a way that has had significant impact on RDC, central Alberta and beyond. Dorothy Dickson is the sixth recipient of the Honorary Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Degree in recognition of her unparalleled passion for environmental initiatives, education and community building.

Congratulations to all of our graduates from the class of 2020! We look forward to celebrating in person with you next June. 


Celebrating Convocation 2020 Graduates Next June

While Red Deer College’s 56th Convocation cannot be celebrated in person this June, we are excited to share that we will be celebrating in person with our Convocation 2020 graduates during Convocation week next year. This celebration will take place during the first week of June in 2021.

RDC is still working on the exact details about what this in-person ceremony will look like, and information will be shared in the coming months. Please stay connected to this page and to RDC’s social media platforms (FacebookInstagramTwitter) for full details.

For graduates in 2020, please note:

  • You will receive an email with details about the June 2021 in-person celebration, so please ensure that you keep your email and address up-to-date.
  • Credit and career development students who are eligible to graduate this year will receive your parchment and a Convocation package by mail after June 5, 2020.
  • Apprentice students may request a parchment and Convocation program from RDC by contacting student [dot] records [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca.
  • Students in a collaborative program will receive your parchment from the university partner institution, and you will receive a Convocation package from RDC by mail after June 5, 2020.

Questions? Please view our frequently asked questions page or email convocation [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca

We look forward to celebrating in person with you in June 2021!


Information for Students

Keep Your Address Up-to-Date: To ensure that you receive details about RDC’s Convocation plans, confirm Red Deer College has your correct permanent address on file. Emails and other communications will be sent to the information that we have on file. You can confirm your address by logging in to TheLoop and clicking on Personal Information. Graduates who need to change their contact information should visit rdc.ab.ca/keepintouch.  

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. Please contact Mountain West Studio for further information.


Background: Postponement of Convocation 2020

After much consideration, Red Deer College announced on April 2 that we would postpone our Convocation Ceremonies that were scheduled for Friday, June 5, 2020. 

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 chose 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. 


For More Information

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

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Main Phone: 403.342.3400
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