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Summer 2024 Graduation Ceremony

Website Closing Date: May 24, 2024 at 11:59 pm (PST)


Ceremony Schedule
The Douglas College Summer 2024 Graduation Ceremonies will take place between Monday, June 17th to Thursday, June 20th 2024. You will be invited to attend one ceremony within that time period. You can check your specific ceremony time at

Guest Information
You will receive up to two guest tickets for your love ones to attend your graduation ceremony.

Review the graduation checklist to ensure you got all the information you need before the ceremony.

If you are bringing international guests, Douglas College cannot write letters to invite family members. You may choose to write your own invitation letters using this instruction guide.


Please arrive at the Douglas College New Westminster Campus 1.5 hour before your ceremony begins and follow these steps:

1. Coat Check
      a. Coat check is available by the stairwell leading from the Concourse into the North Building located on the third floor.

2. Pick up Regalia
      a. Check in and receive your Regalia on the third floor in N3302.

3. Pick up Credential
      a. Pick up your Credential in N3406. Look out for signage on the day of the event. A Current/Valid Government photo ID and your Student ID Card is required.

4. Pin your hood or stole
      a. For Bachelors, Post-Degree Diplomas, Post-Baccalaureate Diplomas and Graduate Diplomas graduates, your regalia will comprise of a hood.

      b. For Certificates, Diplomas and Associate Degrees graduates, your regalia will comprise of a stole.

Proceed to N3407 for your hood/stole to be pinned onto your gown.

5. Prepare for the Procession
      a. Report to your Procession Holding room. Instructions and overview of the ceremony will be provided. Again, look for signage on the day of the event.

6. Attend the Cake and Coffee Social
      a. After the ceremony, you and your guests are invited to the main concourse for a Cake and Coffee Social reception. Remember to also check out the Graduation Lounge located in the cafeteria for photo opportunities.

7. Drop Off Regalia
      a. After the reception, you can drop off your Regalia by the Gaspard booth outside the Cafeteria.


Please have your credit/debit card, credit/debit card's billing address (address line one and/or postal code), student number, and ceremony time on hand before beginning your registration. Visa debit, Visa, MasterCard, or Discovery credit cards are accepted for payment. Payment by Credit Card or Visa Debit: AVS (Address Verification Security) requires correct billing address.


You will receive two emails once your regalia order is complete. Please only order once.

The first will be from Gaspard. This is your payment receipt. Your regalia order will be available for collection in N3302 on the day of your ceremony.

The second will be from Build-A-Grad. This confirmation contains all the necessary details regarding your rental, pick up, drop off, order number and amount paid if applicable, cancellation and refund information.

Please print or save a screenshot of these forms on your mobile device.


All cancellations for refund must be received before May 24, 2024 at 11:59 pm (PST). Refunds will not be accepted after.


Questions about Graduation Eligibility and the Ceremony

If you have any questions related to the ceremonies or your eligibility to attend, please email [email protected].

Accessibility Services and Special Arrangements

If you require special accommodations (for example, sign language interpretation or wheelchair access), please contact Douglas College at [email protected] at least two weeks before your ceremony.

Regalia services are provided by Gaspard

If you have any questions or if we can be of any assistance, please contact us at 1-800-683-4771 Monday to Friday 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (PST) or email us at [email protected].

To better serve you, please include your name, the institution name you are attending and a short message regarding your concern. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you!

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