Graduation ceremonies are held on the Okanagan campus in three key locations—the Gymnasium, Fipke Centre and the Courtyard.

aerial of UBC Okanagan

Maps, Directions and Parking

  • For details on navigating campus, see Maps and Directions.
  • Guest parking (hourly or daily) is available. Check back for lot details.


Where family and friends want to be.

  • Doors open 30 minutes before the start of your ceremony.
  • Seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Google map link

The gymnasium during gradutation


Fipke Centre

Where students want to be 1 hour and 30 minutes before the start of your ceremony.

  • Procession will leave the Fipke Centre atrium 20 minutes before the start of the ceremony.
  • Students, be sure to read through the General Ceremonies Instructions for further details.

fipke atrium



Where a reception is held for students and guests immediately following the ceremony.

  • Various vendors will be onsite, including AlumniUBC.
  • Remember to return your gown to the Bookstore which is located inside the Administration Building beside the Courtyard.

Santa Ono celebrating with students in the courtyard