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Welcome to the Class of 2020 page!

This has been created as a home base to answer questions about your graduation and convocation. This page will be updated in coming weeks as more details are confirmed.

Having to cancel our traditional spring convocation ceremonies was a heartbreaking decision for SLC. The COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible to gather in person with classmates, faculty, family and friends to celebrate your achievements. You have already proven that you can adapt to unexpected circumstances as you completed your studies online, and this is another time when your resilience will shine through.

Watch the message below from SLC’s President and CEO, Glenn Vollebregt.

We are happy to confirm that students who have fulfilled their academic requirements will graduate and receive their credentials. 

It is our hub for grads, careers, mentoring & more.
We have a special area for you, our Class of 2020 on Currents. Share photos, memories, network, promote your talents to an engaged audience and see quick links to help in your career.  Meet grads who are willing to help, find quick links to job opportunities, Alumni perks, win alumni swag and more. Sign up now with LinkedIn, Facebook or your email of choice. 

From special savings in tickets and attractions, to discounts in services and free tools to help you succeed in your career, we’re always looking out for you. Check out these opportunities: Perkopolis, Optimal Resume, TD Insurance-Preferred Rates, LinkedIn Learning access for one-year. 

Watch for our special gifts in the Celebration Box!

Stay in touch, we love hearing from our grads. #SLC_Alumni

Convocation FAQ

Yes! Plans are being made to invite the Class of 2020 to a special convocation ceremony in spring 2021. This celebration will be just for the Class of 2020 and their families. To accommodate work schedules and travel, the ceremony will be scheduled on an evening or weekend. As soon as ceremony plans are finalized, the information will be posted here and sent to the email address we have on file for you.

At the end of June graduates where sent a link sent to their student email with instructions on how will receive their digital credential. More information can be found here

Questions about digital credentials? Please contact Student Services in Brockville and Cornwall or your Academic School Office in Kingston.

Questions about the digital credential once you have received it? Email congratulations@parchment.com.

St. Lawrence College appreciates this has been an unusual year for the Class of 2020 graduates and that receiving a physical credential, in addition to the digital credential, is an important part of finishing an academic journey.

As of December 8, 2020, the Registrar’s Office team has begun the process of sending paper credentials to the Class of 2020. When your paper credential is ready, you will be emailed a link to a form which must be completed with your current address in order to receive your credential.

Please note that credentials will be ready in groups, and we anticipate it will take until the end of January 2021 to reach out to everyone.

Update, January 2021: While current addresses will continue to be collected, there will be delays in mailing out any credentials until after the Ontario provincial lockdown is lifted and staff is permitted to safely return to campus.

Please continue to check your SLC email.

We want to celebrate in person, not online. Plans are being made to hold a ceremony in the spring of 2021. Convocation ceremonies have been scheduled on the following dates:

Kingston – June 18 & 19, 2021*

Brockville - May 25 & 26, 2021*

Cornwall – June 4 & 5, 2021*

*Dates are subject to change.

Yes, students are invited to apply for the prestigious President’s List award. The deadlines have been modified to accommodate all students who should have graduated in Spring 2020, regardless of your completion date.

Winter semester program completion application deadline – Monday,  June 1, 2020

Spring/Summer semester program completion application deadline – Monday,  August 31, 2020

Programs deferred to the Fall application deadline – TBD

You can find more information here and the application form here.

Yes, you can still apply to be the Class of 2020 Valedictorian. There will be one Valedictorian chosen per campus. The deadline to apply for the Valedictorian has been extended to Monday June 1, 2020.

You can find more information and the application form here.

Yes, donor and faculty awards will be honoured. You do not need to apply to for these awards, as the recipients will be chosen by faculty. Please note that many of these awards are an honourable mention.


Yes, when our campuses are open again, a photographer will be booked to take graduation photos. If you had an appointment to have your photo taken before the campus shut down, the photographer will reach out to you to reschedule your appointment.

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