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Graduation and Convocation

Convocation 2022

Graduation and Convocation is a great time of celebration for Red Deer Polytechnic, graduates, and their families and friends. Please join the Board of Governors, the President and faculty and staff of Red Deer Polytechnic in celebrating your success on Friday, June 3, 2022.

Applying to Attend Convocation

Eligible students will receive a personal announcement through the Loop in February 2022. In order to attend Convocation, students must complete the Application to Attend Convocation and pay the fee online through their Loop account.

Graduation Photographs for Convocation 2022

Lifetouch is the official photographer for Red Deer Polytechnic 2022 graduation photos.

Lifetouch will be on campus several times throughout the year. Please check back as new dates will continue to be posted.

November 8 | 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
November 9 | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
November 10 | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

All photos will take place in the Arts Centre, Studio D, RDP Main Campus

There is a $30.00 sitting fee payable to the photographer.

Book your appointment online:

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Convocation 2021 Virtual Ceremony

Congratulations to all of the graduates who are part of Red Deer College’s 57th Convocation! We celebrate your success in completing your program and graduating from RDC. We hope that you are very proud of all that you have achieved! 

Open the Convocation 2021 program to find your name and celebrate your contribution to Red Deer College.  

In June 2021, 1,619 graduates have become part of Red Deer College’s 57th graduating class. This graduating class is especially important to all of us at RDC, as you represent the final graduates from Red Deer College, before we transition to our exciting new phase as a polytechnic institution. Congratulations to all of our graduates, and thank you for your special place in our institution’s history! 

As part of Convocation 2021, we are pleased to announce two award recipients. Brittany van Vlaanderen received the Governor General’s Academic Medal (Collegiate Bronze Level) for her academic excellence. Brittany graduated with a Social Work diploma, and she earned a GPA of 4.0 and four grades of A+ in the final year of her program. 

RDC continued an important tradition in 2021, with the granting of an Honorary Degree to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of social, cultural or economic development in a way that has had significant impact on RDC, central Alberta and beyond. Danny Rode is the seventh recipient of the Honorary Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Degree in recognition of his 50-year career as a sports journalist, where he has shown astounding commitment to RDC Athletics and our student-athletes, helping to place RDC on the map as one of the best colleges in Canada.  

Congratulations to all of our graduates and award recipients from the class of 2021! 

For More Information   

For additional details on RDC’s response to COVID-19, please visit   

For Convocation inquiries, please email convocation [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca.  

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