Students like you have been graduating at UBC since 1916. It is a point of pride for the university to mark the day with a ceremony that speaks to the significant accomplishment students have achieved in their lives and the important contribution they have made to the university as a whole.
You have arrived! Enjoy your graduation day.
Find information on the ceremonies, surrounding events on campus and the many ways you can share the joy and celebration inherent in your UBC Graduation day.
UBC hosts 36 graduation ceremonies at the UBC Vancouver campus throughout the year to celebrate the 8,000 graduates each year. There are 8 fall ceremonies held in November and 28 spring ceremonies held in May.
2019 Spring graduation ceremonies will take May May 22 – 24, 2019 and May 27 – 30, 2019.
The Vancouver graduation ceremonies are held at the spectacular Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. View the detailed site map which will help you locate key meeting points, parking and information on accessibility and safety.
All UBC graduation ceremonies are broadcast live online. The live webcast will be available 15 minutes prior to the start of each ceremony.
Following your graduation ceremony, the festivities continue at the Flag Pole Plaza. Here you can enjoy a complimentary GradImages photo sitting, light refreshments, meet new alumni and tour your friends and family around UBC.
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).
Share the excitement
From left: UBC former President Martha Piper, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi and UBC former Chancellor Allan McEachern