Finally, it's your turn! Congratulations! We can't wait to celebrate with you as you walk across the stage. Here's everything you need to know about graduation requirements, Convocation, and other events that will help you with the transition from student to graduate.
Regent College’s Forty-Third Convocation will be held at 7:30 pm on May 3, 2013 at Broadway Church, which is located at 2700 E. Broadway, Vancouver.
Students: If you have applied to graduate and indicated that you are attending convocation then plan to arrive between 6:00 pm and 6:15 pm. On Level 1 of the church find Room 105 where you will receive your gown and ceremony information sheet.
Guests: The ceremony is open for anyone to attend; we suggest that guests should arrive by 7:00 pm in order to get good seats. The ceremony typically lasts for a couple of hours and is followed by a reception on the lower level of the church, to which all are invited.
Speakers: We are pleased to announce that this year's convocation speakers are Dr. Bruce Hindmarsh, professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College, and Matt McCoy graduating student of the Master of Divinity program.
Parking: You may park in the church's covered parking area (space permitting). There will be parking attendants on hand to direct you.
Photos: Regent College will have an official photographer taking pictures during the Convocation ceremony. The photographer will be taking photographs of each graduand as he/she is hooded by the President, as well as general shots of the ceremony. We do ask that members of the congregation remain in their seats during the ceremony. The Sanctuary will be available for 30 minutes after the ceremony for picture-taking.
Childcare: Childcare will only be provided for children of graduands who have pre-registered.
APPLY TO GRADUATE THROUGH WEBADVISOR
The deadline to apply to graduate for 2013 was January 31, 2013. If you have missed the deadline and have any questions regarding 2013 graduation applications, please contact Student Services.
Regent College’s Forty-Second Convocation was held on Friday April 27, 2012 at Broadway Church. You can download the video from the Regent Bookstore here.
Graduation requirements and procedures
In order to graduate, you must:
- Submit an online application for graduation through WebAdvisor by the end of January in the year you wish to graduate.
- Submit the graduation application fee along with the application.
- Settle all ﬁnancial obligations with the College, including any amounts owing on your student account and any library ﬁnes.
- Complete all the requirements of your program outlined in the Academic Catalogue.
- Attain the minimum grade point average for your respective program:
- If you have received US student loans: complete the exit interview with the Financial Aid Officer.
Each year, at the discretion of the Senate (on the advice of the Academic Standards Committee), the following prizes are awarded at Convocation:
- The Board of Governors’ Prize for Proficiency in the DipCS Program
- The Board of Governors’ Prize for Proficiency in the MCS Degree Program
- The Board of Governors’ Prize for Proficiency in the MDiv Degree Program
- The Board of Governors’ Prize for Proficiency in the ThM Degree Program
- The Professor W. J. Martin Prize in Hebrew
- The Greek Prize
- The Old Testament Prize
- The New Testament Prize
- The Biblical Studies Prize
- The Church History Prize
- The Theology Prize
- The Christianity and the Arts Prize
- The Marketplace Theology Prize
- The Mission Studies Prize
- The Pastoral Care Prize
- The Preaching Prize
- The Spiritual Theology Prize
- The Interdisciplinary Studies Prize
In addition, the following prizes are given annually in honour of specific individuals:
The Professor W.J. Martin Prize in Hebrew
Awarded to a student for proficiency in Hebrew in memory of Dr. William Martin, one of the founding faculty members of Regent College.
A Prize in Memory of Jean Sutherland
Awarded to a student who emulates the quality of life of Jean Sutherland who contributed much to the Regent community through her love of learning (classics, archaeology) and commitment to hospitality.
The Walter C. Wright Jr. Leadership Award
Awarded to a student who has excelled in leadership, whether in the life of the College or in academic work, and given in honour of Dr. Walter C. Wright Jr. who served as President of Regent College from 1988 to 2000.
The Luci Shaw Prize for Creative Writing
Awarded to a student in honour of Luci Shaw whose work as writer, instructor, and member of the Board of Governors, has inspired much creativity at Regent College.
The Valerie Collison Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a female student in memory of Valerie Collison who completed both an MCS and an MDiv at Regent, and who encouraged many with her life and spirit before dying of cancer in 1995.
The Gordon and Violet Stackhouse Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student with the top academic record in his or her first year of studies, in memory of Gordon and Violet Stackhouse who were known for their sincere love for Jesus Christ, their commitment to the kingdom of God, their lives of integrity and grace, and their expression of love through sacrificial giving.