Graduation Checklist

Congratulations on completing your journey at UBC’s Okanagan campus! Below is some information to help you complete that final step and make it through your graduation ceremonies.

1. Apply for Graduation

Every candidate for a degree must make formal application for graduation. See the Student Services website for important application information, dates, and deadlines.

For questions regarding your graduation application, please contact gradapps.okanagan@ubc.ca 

2. Find your Procession Number

This is the order in which you’ll cross the stage at the ceremony so make sure you know your number before you arrive.  You can find your procession number by viewing your graduation application in the Student Service Centre (SSC).  Here you can also view your graduation status and ensure that the information printed on your diploma, and in the graduation program is correct.  To make changes to your application, contact UBC’s Okanagan campus’ Graduation Office at gradapps.okanagan@ubc.ca.

3. Order your Graduation Gown

All graduates attending Convocation are required to wear regalia (gowns and hoods). Mortarboards (hats) are optional. Regalia can be rented online through the UBC Bookstore  starting April, 2019. Please note that a late fee will be charged if your gown rental form is not received at the Bookstore by the due date. For more information, please visit Graduation Gowns.

4. Like the UBCO Graduation Facebook Page

Like the UBC Okanagan Graduation Facebook page for updates and information on your Graduation Day. www.facebook.com/ubcograd

You can also follow us on Instagram! www.instagram.com/ubc_okanagan_graduation/

5. Guest Seating

Due to the very limited seating capacity of the gymnasium, students are asked to submit RSVPs for their guests and kindly restrict the number of guests to no more than five. This courtesy will ensure that all graduates may have some guests in attendance.

The gymnasium is general seating. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

We do not want to have to turn anyone away at the door because we are over capacity. Please be kind to your fellow students and limit your guests to no more than 5!

6. Prepare your Family & Guests

Information for guests attending the ceremonies is available on the page for Family & Guests. This page provides details on campus accommodations as well as photography and video of the ceremonies.

7. Prepare for Your Ceremony

When the day of your ceremony arrives, please go to the Atrium of the Fipke Building at least 90 minutes before the start of your ceremony (see map). There is no secure storage space available in the Atrium of the Fipke Building, so whatever you bring with you into the Fipke Building, you will need to bring with you into the Gymnasium and you will need to hold onto throughout the ceremony. As such, please leave personal items such as purses and coats with your families.

For complete details about the ceremony, please read some important Ceremony Instructions.

8. Enjoy your Convocation Day!

This is a special day for you, your friends, and your family. Make the most of it and enjoy the day! You can share your experience with your fellow grads using the hashtag #UBCOgrad. Once again, congratulations on graduating from UBC’s Okanagan campus.

To find out more about joining the UBC Alumni, please check out the Alumni UBC Okanagan Website.