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.

A smiling student at graduation

 

1. Register for your Ceremony

For those who have submitted their interest to attend in-person make-up ceremonies before August 22, you should have received an email asking you to officially registers to guarantee a spot for your ceremony.

Please complete your registration for your ceremony before Monday, October 17, 2022 by clicking this link.

Registration opens September 7 at 12:00 pm PT

If your Access Code and Student Number does not work for registration, you may not have pre-registered your interest to attend before August 22. If you would like to be added to the standby list, we will try our best to accommodate your request to attend the make-up ceremonies in November 2022.

2. Find your Ceremony

View the 2020 / 2021 Make-up Ceremonies Schedule

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 September 7 at 12:00 pm PT. 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. Follow UBC Okanagan Social Media

Like the UBC Okanagan Facebook page  www.facebook.com/ubcocampus

You can also follow us on Instagram and TikTok!

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 four. 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 four!

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 campus 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.