Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
The virtual ceremony is scheduled to launch on June 30, 2020. You can access the virtual ceremony page.
The Virtual Convocation Ceremony will consist of two key areas:
- Convocation Celebration Page – Start here for the Virtual Ceremony. This page will feature sections for each academic school with links to video messages from the Dean along with other celebratory messages and engagement opportunities from College staff and departments.
- Virtual Ceremony Page – You’ll find this link on the Celebration page. The Virtual Ceremony Page will be divided into four areas:
- Ceremony and Formal Speeches
- Message from the College
- Social Media Feeds
- Graduate Slides – searchable by name, program and academic school.
With our Virtual Convocation, you will be able to interact with any of the Celebration and Ceremony page items whenever you wish in the order you desire!
To find yourself or your graduate, simply click on their slide to hear their name announced by our professional announcer.
No, the Virtual Ceremony is an on-demand experience. That means that you can watch and interact with the ceremony whenever, wherever you like starting Tuesday, June 30.
The Virtual Convocation ceremony will be viewable for a year (until June 2021) so you can visit as many times as you desire.
To interact with the Virtual Ceremony, use the #CentennialGrad and tag @CentennialEDU (twitter) or create stories and posts on Instagram (tag @centennialcollege), Twitter (tag @centennialedu) and we’ll share and repost your content etc.
When posting your content on Instagram Stories and Twitter, be sure to search for the Centennial College Grad stickers to brand your stories. You can locate them by typing in Centennial Grad.
All students who have applied to graduate from the Summer 2019, Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 semesters will be part of the June 2020 Virtual Ceremony. This includes graduates who have had their student record cleared to graduate (met all program requirements) and all graduates who are considered a potential graduate (students who may still have some outstanding requirements to complete). .
Generally speaking, graduates from these semesters who did not apply to graduate by the April 13, 2020 application deadline may not be included (and won’t have a graduate slide) in the Virtual Convocation Ceremony. Note: We have processed and included applications received up until May 19, 2020.
No. Official graduation status is confirmed on your student record. Students (potential graduates) can check their status in the “Student Record” area of myCentennial by running a “Degree Audit”. The Degree Audit will tell you if you have met all the requirements of your program or if there are outstanding requirements. You can also view your status on your unofficial transcript.
You can still apply to graduate by completing the application to graduate via myCentennial. Your student record will still be reviewed and processed, and you will receive your parchment and official transcript. You will also be invited to the in-person celebration for the class of 2020 that the College will host sometime in 2021. Unfortunately, you will not have a graduate slide in the Virtual Ceremony. Note: we have processed and included applications received up until May 19, 2020.
All graduates and potential graduates who have applied to graduate by the deadline are automatically included in the Virtual Convocation. Each graduate will have a graduate slide created with their name and program listed, as well as honours status if earned.
- Graduates are invited to add their photograph to their Graduate Slide from May 25, 2020, up until June 12, 2020.
- Graduates can record the pronunciation of their name for their Graduate Slide from May 25, 2020, up until June 10, 2020.
Instructions on how to upload a photo and record name pronunciation will be sent to graduates who have applied to graduate. Watch your myCentennial email for a message from firstname.lastname@example.org the week of May 25, 2020. Please check the “Junk” folder if the email did not arrive.
Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 graduates would have already received their parchments approximately eight weeks following the end of their final semester. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all staff continue to work remotely. Winter 2020 graduates will receive their parchments by mail once staff can safely return to campus to produce the documents.
Please ensure that your student record reflects your permanent address and all contact information, as that is where we will mail your diploma, degree or certificate. You can update your information in the Personal Information section on myCentennial.
We will send a survey to all graduates via their myCentennial email in July 2020 to gather your input/feedback on what you think an in-person celebration should include.
The Centennial College Student Association Inc. (CCSAI) will offer several opportunities for formal graduate photo sessions once the Declaration of Emergency is lifted and we can resume normal business on campus. These sessions will be posted on the CCSAI webpage. You can find information about graduation photos at here.
The Centennial College Alumni Office (CCAA) offers a diploma, certificate, and degree framing service. You can purchase a metal or wood frame with an embossed College logo and medallion insert on the mat to display your diploma proudly. Proceeds from the sale of these frames will go to Centennial for Life student scholarships.
No matter what year you graduate, CCAA will always be your connection to the College. Once you are cleared for graduation, you automatically become a member in good standing with our Alumni Association, the voice for more than 170,000 graduates. The CCAA offers a wide variety of member services including professional networking opportunities, monthly events and an array of discounts. Stay connected online and follow @ccaalife.
Yes, Centennial’s Career Services and Co-operative Education team provides students and graduates with the essential tools they need to build confidence for career success – from the first semester to beyond graduation. Learn more here.