Completing your academic program is a big accomplishment! Booth University College's community looks forward to celebrating this achievement with you, along with your friends and family. Our Convocation Ceremony occurs in April each year, for students who graduated in October, February, or April of the academic year. If you have any questions, contact Student Services

A woman in her graduation gown and cap, surrounded by other graduates.

Graduation Requirements

As you prepare to graduate from Booth UC don’t forget to take care of some final details. In addition to the graduation requirements for your program, learn about closing accounts, cleaning out your locker, and dealing with outstanding fees or loans. 


2024 Spring Convocation Events


President’s Lunch for Graduating Students

February 28, 2024
Hetherington Chapel

Well before the April Convocation ceremony, Booth UC staff are preparing to mark this momentous event! Graduating students are invited to a special information session where details will be reviewed to ensure our grads are prepared for this special occasion.

Convocation Rehearsal

April 26, 2024  1:00 pm
Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton St., Winnipeg, MB

All graduating students are required to attend the Convocation Rehearsal the Friday afternoon prior to the Convocation ceremony. The Rehearsal, just like the Convocation ceremony, takes place at Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton Street, just around the corner from the Booth UC campus.

Grad Photos

A professional photographer will be on campus the week prior to Convocation to take photos of individual graduating students who request this service. Prices are very affordable.

Baccalaureate Service

April 28, 2024  10:00 am 
Hetherington Chapel, 447 Webb Place, Winnipeg, MB
Guest Speaker: Commissioner Lee Graves

With Convocation taking place on a Sunday, the day begins with a special worship service to reflect and celebrate from the perspective of our Christian faith. All students, friends, family, staff and faculty are welcome! This service takes place on the main Booth UC campus. 

Gowns and Class Photo

April 28, 2024  1:00 pm
Hetherington Chapel, 447 Webb Pl., Winnipeg, MB

All graduating students are asked to gather in the early afternoon for a class photo in their graduation regalia.

Convocation Ceremony

April 28, 2024  3:00 pm
Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton St., Winnipeg, MB
Guest Speaker: Mayor of Winnipeg, Scott Gillingham

At 3:00 pm the ceremony begins! This is a special time to acknowledge your achievement. Your friends and family are all welcome to attend.

Convocation Reception

April 28, 2024  5:00 pm
Gymnasium, 447 Webb Pl., Winnipeg, MB

Immediately after the ceremony, you're invited to bring friends and family back to the Booth UC campus for a reception of food and connecting with our Booth UC community. It’s a perfect way to conclude a very special day!

Guest Speakers 2024

Winnipeg Mayor Scott Gillingham in a blue suit and tie wearing dark framed glasses.

Scott Gillingham was elected as Winnipeg’s 44th mayor in October 2022 with a mandate to improve city services, invest in infrastructure projects that enhance economic development, and to tackle the city’s social challenges like homelessness and crime. Prior to being elected mayor, Scott was a two-term city councillor for the St. James ward first elected to Winnipeg City Council in 2014 and was re-elected in 2018.

Prior to serving on city council, Scott was as a pastor for more than twenty years, most recently at Grace Community Church in Headingley. He and his wife Marla have been married for 30 years and live in Silver Heights. Together, they have raised two adult children, daughter Hannah and son Andrew.

Commissioner Lee Graves in a Salvation Army suit.

Commissioner Lee Graves was born and raised in St. Thomas, Ont., and entered the College for Officer Training in 1981. Ordained and commissioned as a Salvation Army officer in 1983, Lee married then Lieutenant Debbie Smith following her commissioning in 1984.

Prior to taking up his appointment as the territorial commander in the Canada and Bermuda Territory in September 2023, Lee served as the international secretary for business administration at International Headquarters in London, England. Previously, Lee was chief secretary in the United Kingdom and Ireland Territory, an appointment he also held in the Canada and Bermuda Territory.

Lee and Debbie have four children and 11 grandchildren.


International Guests

If you have family or friends traveling internationally for Convocation, they may require documentation for their travel permit. For an invitation to Convocation issued by Booth UC, contact the Registrar

Watch Booth UC's 2023 Spring Convocation

Our 2023 Spring Convocation was held on April 30, 2023, at Knox United Church in Winnipeg. We celebrated 101 graduates!

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