WHEN ARE THE BACCALAUREATE SERVICE AND GRADUATION CEREMONY TAKING PLACE?

Baccalaureate Service – Friday, April 29, 2022

David E. Enarson Gymnasium – Trinity Western University

Service begins at 7 p.m.

Graduation Ceremony – Saturday, April 30, 2022

Langley Events Centre

Doors are at 1 p.m. and the ceremony begins at 2 p.m.

WHAT IS THE BACCALAUREATE SERVICE?

The baccalaureate service provides a wonderful opportunity for graduands and their families to worship together and hear from members of the graduating class. It’s a time when graduands are commissioned into their next step beyond Trinity Western by the faculty and staff. Students will give testimony to God’s faithfulness and share from their journey of the last four years. The event offers a wonderful combination of formality with students wearing their graduation regalia while still being able to sit with their graduating friends. The Citizenship Awards will be presented that evening as well. The approximate 75-minute program will be followed by a reception which provides one of the best opportunities during graduation weekend for students to introduce their families to classmates as well as to faculty and staff. It is a definite highlight of the weekend, and we hope to see you there.

CAN MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS WATCH THE CEREMONY?

A maximum of two guests per graduand are invited to attend the ceremony with you. When you register to attend the in-person ceremony, you must also register both guests through the link that was sent to you via email. Tickets are general admission.

If your family and friends cannot attend in person, please encourage them to celebrate your accomplishments by watching a delayed broadcast that will be posted a few days after the ceremony. A live stream of the ceremony will not be available.

IS THERE A WAITLIST OPTION FOR ADDITIONAL TICKETS?

Yes. If you would like to have more family and friends attend your ceremony, there is a waitlist option available. Using the registration link that was provided, please register your additional guests for the waitlist. Tickets will be released on a first-come, first-served basis. If tickets are available, you have 24 hours to claim them. 

Is my faculty/department/program doing anything to celebrate either before or after the ceremony?

Your faculty/department/program will be in contact with you to let you know if a reception is being hosted. To view the list of receptions please click here.

I CANNOT ATTEND THE IN-PERSON CEREMONY. HOW CAN I WATCH THE CEREMONY?

We encourage you and your family and friends to celebrate your accomplishments by watching the commencement ceremony. A delayed broadcast will be available to view a few days after the ceremony. A link to the ceremony will be emailed to all graduands when it becomes available.

HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY DIPLOMA?

Most student diplomas will be sent out in the mail, after the date of conferral. We will email you to confirm your current/preferred delivery address when your diploma is ready to be mailed. On-campus pickup in Langley may also be arranged. More information will be sent out by email once your diploma has been issued.

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY DIPLOMA?

This will depend on your official degree conferral date. Students who complete final degree requirements in the Spring semester will receive a May 31 conferral date and will have diplomas available for pick up or mailing by the end of June. Students who complete degree requirements over the summer will receive a November 5 (graduate) or December 31 (undergraduate) degree conferral date. Please submit a Service Hub request to the Office of the Registrar here if you have questions about your degree conferral date or diploma availability.

DO YOU OFFER A DISCOUNTED TRAVEL CODE?

Yes, WestJet is offering 5% off Econo* and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo*, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling trans-border.

To take advantage of this offer, please visit www.westjet.com/conventions to make a booking online. Use code: J47SS87

What Graduation Photos are available through Artona?

Artona is offering two graduate photo options this year as well as family portrait sessions by appointment only. Please visit their website here for more information. 

Do I have to rent regalia?

If you are attending the in-person ceremony, you will be required to rent regalia in order to participate in the processional and sit with the other graduates. Regalia rental for at-home celebrations is optional. Unfortunately, this is only available to Canadian residents. Additional shipping costs will apply.

Does the graduand normally have to pay for the regalia rental?

The cost of renting regalia is the responsibility of the graduand.

If I rent regalia for delivery to my home, do I have to pay for the return mailing label?

A return mailing label is included with your rental. An additional shipping fee is applied.

I don’t live in Canada. Can I still rent regalia from the link you have provided?

No, unfortunately not. The regalia vendor is only shipping to Canadian residents at this time. 

Can I pick regalia up from Trinity Western University?

For those participating in the in-person ceremony, the regalia will be delivered to campus. Details on where to meet to gown-up in your regalia will be sent to you via e-mail prior to the ceremony. For those renting regalia for an at-home celebration, it will be delivered to your home. Please ensure you choose which option you want when you order your regalia.

I have a question about graduation and convocation that has not been answered in the FAQs. Whom can I contact?

Please submit your questions through our Service Hub, someone will respond to your inquiry in a timely manner.