Family and guests, plan your day and make graduation a memorable experience.
Plan your day
Spring Graduation 2017 Vancouver Campus ceremonies will take place on May 24-26 and May 29 to June 1 at The Chan Centre for Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Road, UBC Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1.
Staying on campus
Parking at UBC
Parking for guests of graduates is available at a flat rate of $10.00 only at the Rose Garden Parkade.
Payment can be made at pay machines located throughout these parkades.
Special Needs Access at Chan Centre
Once you arrive
Family & guests should go directly to The Chan Centre. Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the ceremony. We ask guests to be seated within 10 minutes of the start. Once the ceremony commences, any unclaimed seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
After the ceremony
A reception will be held at the Flagpole Plaza for students and guests immediately following the ceremony. Stop to take a photo or two of your graduate with the stunning ocean views as your backdrop, enjoy cake and beverages offered by Ceremonies office. Graduate flowers and mementos (including degree frames) will be available for purchase.
Continue on to the Alumni Welcome Reception at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre. Come toast to your tremendous accomplishment with your family, friends and loved ones (coffee and tea also available).
The world-renown Nitobe Memorial Garden and Museum of Anthropology are minutes away from The Chan Centre and Flagpole Plaza. Spend the afternoon exploring the highlights of UBC.
Right across the street from the Flagpole Plaza is the Museum of Anthropology. You may already have your diploma but you can still take advantage of free admission – just present your UBC student ID. Have family or friends visiting? Introduce them to MOA’s mesmerizing collection of arts and cultures from around the world, and don’t miss our newest exhibition, (In)visible: The Spiritual World of Taiwan Through Contemporary Art
UBC offers many delicious options for nourishment following the ceremony, from farm-fresh fare and hip vibe at Koerner’s Pub, to fine-dining with ocean view at Sage, and artisanal stone hearth oven pizzas cooked fresh for you in minutes at Mercante’s.
Shower your grad with flowers
Pre-order a custom-made bouquet to surprise your graduate. You will be able to pick-up the bouquet at the Flag Pole Plaza on the day of the ceremony. Pre-made bouquets can be purchased on the day at the Flag Pole Plaza.