Students - Graduation begins here

Graduation begins here

This is your graduation journey. Use these resources as your roadmap to the memories you’ll soon be making with friends and family on your big day. Share your graduation stories and view your classmates’ pictures, messages and cheers at #UBCOgrad.

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Get started

Your journey starts with a formal application for graduation.

Apply now

Convocation ceremonies are held annually in the Gymnasium of the Recreation Facility.

Find your schedule

Use the Graduation Checklist to help you complete the journey and enjoy the ceremony and your day to the fullest.

View the checklist

Key dates

TBC 2020
RSVP for Guest Seating opens.

Submit RSVPs for your guests

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Gown rental opens online. Order your gown early to take advantage of the early booking rate.
Order your gown

June 4 & 5, 2020
Convocation ceremonies are held at the Gymnasium of the Recreation Facility.

Find your schedule

Need help along the way?

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have a question that isn’t covered, please contact us and we will respond to you within 24 hours.

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Share the day with your family and guests

Share this day with the loved ones who helped get you here. RSVP for guest seating online.

Submit RSVPs for your guests

Family and friends who cannot join you at your graduation ceremonies may watch the live webcast to virtually cheer you on.

Live webcast

UBC hosts nearly 32,000 graduates and their guests each year for graduation ceremonies held on both campuses. These resources will help your guests easily find the information they need to know before the ceremonies begin.

Guest resources

Prepare for the Graduation Ceremony

The band has practiced, the mace has been polished. All that is left is the moment when you make your way to the stage to accept your degree.

To know what to expect on the day, find the venue and take a step by step walk-through your ceremony progression, from what to bring to how to find your procession number.

Following your ceremony, the festivities continue in the courtyard. Here you can enjoy a complimentary photo shoot, light refreshments and visits with new alumni. Complimentary Cap & Gown studio sittings will be on-site at the GradImages tent on June 4 & 5, 2020.

Once you have finished your photo sessions, please remember to return your gown and hood to the UBC Okanagan bookstore.

Preserve this moment

All ceremonies are webcast live, photographed and available to watch online following graduation.

To welcome you to the alumni community, UBC’s Okanagan campus is gifting you with a personalized video clip of you receiving your UBC degree. Following the convocation ceremony, your video clip will be available to share with friends and family from


GradImages picture proofs from the procession and your complimentary sitting will be sent to you one week following graduation.

See photography packages

Frame your diploma on-site

Select your graduation memorabilia
Download the official program in pdf format

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