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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, traditional Spring convocation ceremonies will not take place this year. For more information, please visit the Class of 2020 page. 

Dates & Deadlines

Friday, February 28, 2020 – Application for Graduation
You must apply to graduate by the deadline to graduate regardless of if you plan on attending your Convocation ceremony or not. If you do not attend your Convocation ceremony you will receive your certificate, diploma, or degree in the mail as long as you have applied to graduate. Information regarding how to apply to graduate will be sent to your student email in January as well as posted on the SLC.me portal. Please continue to check your student email for important Convocation information.

Monday, April 6, 2020 - Valedictorian Applications/Nominations 
This is the strict deadline for 
Valedictorian applications/nominations. Forms can be submitted to the Dean’s Office in Brockville (111A) or Cornwall (M3110), or to your Associate Dean/Academic School Office in Kingston.

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - President's List Applications/Nominations

Please submit the nomination package, consisting of (1) your nomination form and (2) written submission to Student Services in Brockville or Cornwall, or to Kristen Rajnovich, President’s Office in Kingston by 4:00pm on Thursday, April 30th. In order to be fair to everyone, late submissions will not be accepted. 

 

Apply to Graduate

Please visit the Class of 2020 webpage for more information.

Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2020.

In order to graduate, you must complete the “Application for Graduation” process. The deadline to complete this process is Friday, February 28, 2020. You must apply to graduate regardless of if you plan on attending your ceremony.

If you finished your program in December, will finish in April, or will finish this summer - in order to graduate, you must complete the “Application for Graduation” process now.

The deadline to complete this process is Friday, February 28, 2020.

Conveniently, you are able to apply to graduate online through SLC.me.

For your convenience, we have included the steps below that you need to follow in order to complete your application for graduation.

1. Login to SLC.me

2. Choose the icon on the bottom right corner.

3. Locate the program from which you are graduating and select Apply for Graduation under that program (not an Undeclared Program). If your program does not appear, please visit Student Services in Brockville or Cornwall, or your Academic School Office in Kingston to inquire.

4. Select Summer 2020 as your expected graduation term (regardless of the semester you will finish classes)

5. Choose Continue

6. Choose Submit Application and your application will be complete

Please note that you can visit the View Graduation Status page at any time in order to check your application status.

Other important information below

Please also ensure that your address is up-to-date with the College. You are able to check this through SLC.me > My Hub > Personal Information. If the address appears incorrect, click on Home Address and then either choose the edit button or you can add a new address. If you have troubles updating your address you can contact Student Services in Brockville and Cornwall, or your Academic School Office in Kingston to update as soon as possible.

The only students who do not need to complete the St. Lawrence College Application for Graduation are students who are enrolled in Laurentian University collaborative programs. In the fall semester, these students would have completed a form from their Coordinator in order for Laurentian to process and release their credentials in the spring.

You can only apply online to one of the programs for which you will be receiving a credential. Please apply only for that one program then visit Student Services in Brockville or Cornwall, or your Academic School Office in Kingston in order to complete a paper application for the other(s).

If you have not yet completed your Application for Graduation, please ensure you do so through SLC.me by Friday, February 28, 2020. If you see this email after the deadline, you are still required to apply to graduate as soon as possible.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Convocation team at convocation@sl.on.ca.

Even if you have missed the "application for graduation" deadline, you still must apply in order to graduate. Please make sure to apply as soon as possible if you have missed the deadline.

If you are NOT attending Convocation, please note this important information:

  • Credentials will be available in the Student Services office at your respective campus for one week after your designated ceremony:

Cornwall graduates can pick up their credentials in Cornwall Student Services until June 19.

Brockville graduates can pick up their credentials in Brockville Student Services until June 5.

Kingston graduates can pick up their credentials in Kingston Student Services until June 26.

  • If you do not pick up your credential within the one-week time frame, it will be mailed to the address you have on file at the College. Please ensure this address is accurate.
  • You can expect to receive your credential within four weeks after your scheduled ceremony. If you have not received your credential after four weeks, you may contact the College to inquire by sending an email to Records@sl.on.ca.

Returned diplomas will be kept on file for one year. If you do not make arrangements to obtain this official document, it will be destroyed and a replacement charge will apply.

Graduate To Do List

  • Ensure you have met all program requirements to graduate.
  • Apply to graduate by the deadline. If you’ve missed this date, please apply immediately.
  • Ensure the name on your student record is correct (this is how your name will appear on your diploma).
  • Ensure your address is up-to-date at the College – to do this you can visit slc.me or contact Student Services in Brockville and Cornwall or your Academic School in Kingston (if you do not attend Convocation, your certificate, diploma, or degree will be mailed to the address on file at St. Lawrence College).
  • More detailed information on the steps above can be found on the Apply to Graduate page.

What to wear? – Regalia

Regalia will be provided by the College on the day of Convocation. Graduate Regalia consists of a black, calf-length gown and either a red and white V-shaped collar or for those graduating from a degree program, a blue Laurentian University hood.

All Regalia must be returned to the gowning area within a half-hour of the ceremony ending.

Convocation is a formal ceremony celebrating your academic accomplishments, most choose to dress in semi-formal attire; however you will be wearing a gown over your clothing during the ceremony. No hats are permitted to be worn during the ceremony. You are also asked not to carry any personal belongings (purses, cameras, cell phones, etc.) with you during the procession. Please leave all valuables with friends or family as there is nowhere to store them during the ceremony.

Graduates with Special Needs

If you have a special need such as wheelchair seating, a physical condition that prevents you from sitting or standing for long periods of time, a special hearing device etc. that may require special consideration for the Convocation procession or ceremony, please contact the Convocation Coordinator at least two weeks prior to your ceremony.

Ashley Stebbins
Convocation Coordinator
613.544.5400, ext. 1302
convocation@sl.on.ca

Valedictorian

At St. Lawrence College, the Valedictorian is an outstanding student who has the honour to represent the graduating class and bid a final farewell to all.

If you are interested in becoming your school’s Valedictorian you can download an application form from below. The forms should be submitted by email to convocation@sl.on.ca.

If you know of someone who has contributed significantly to St. Lawrence College and/or the community, and you feel they would be an outstanding representative of their graduating class, why not nominate them?

Convocation Awards

All graduates are encouraged to apply for one of the most prestigious awards, the President's List. This award recognizes graduates who have rendered valuable and distinguished service to the college community and who have demonstrated the college’s core values of Students First, Teamwork, Innovation, Integrity and Belonging in their actions in and out of the classroom. Eligibility is based on academic excellence including graduating with distinction (3.5 GPA or higher) along with interest and activities involving leadership, citizenship and community service.

Recognizes ONE graduate, across the three campuses, who has achieved the highest grade point average in any diploma program in a reasonable time. In the event of a tie, the number of hours are considered. If the tie remains, % grades are considered and faculty recommendations may be requested.

Graduation with Merit recognizes superior educational performance and achievement by students receiving Statements of Achievement. To be eligible for such recognition, the student must have successfully completed an approved program of study and have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 of the required courses.

Students enrolled in an SLC diploma or degree program (this does not include Laurentian University degrees) who obtain a GPA of 3.50 or higher for an academic year (September-August) will be placed on the Dean’s List and will have this noted on their transcripts. To be eligible for the Dean’s List the following conditions must be met:

  • Students must have registered full-time in a diploma or degree program for at least two academic terms during the academic year.
  • The GPA for the entire academic year will be calculated on a weighted basis, shall include all courses studied and must be 3.50 or higher.

There are a number of program and academic school specific awards that are automatically selected and announced at Convocation. These awards do not require applications.

Special Academic Designations

This status is designated to a Laurentian collaborative degree graduate who has performed at a high academic achievement level with a minimum percentage of 87.5 out of 100.

This status is designated to a Laurentian collaborative degree graduate who has performed at a high academic achievement level with a minimum percentage of 80 out of 100.

This status is designated to a graduate who has performed at a high academic achievement level with a minimum 3.50 grade point average out of 4.00.

Some graduates are “provisional.” The word provisional reflects the fact that the graduate is in his or her final semester and has taken or is registered in, all necessary courses to complete his or her program in the near future. These graduates are also eligible to graduate with Distinction once all requirements have been met and may be recognized for an academic award in the fall at the Academic Awards ceremony.

This designation recognizes students, who, as an integral part of their program, successfully completed the prescribed number of cooperative work terms with participating employer organizations.

For more information about Awards contact convocation@sl.on.ca