There are road closures on Wesbrook Mall, between Student Union Boulevard and University Boulevard due to construction until end of May 2019. Access to parking may be challenging. We recommend allowing for extra time. And, if travelling Westbound, we recommend accessing UBC via West 4th Avenue, continuing along Chancellor Boulevard and parking at The Rose Garden Parkade on NW Marine Drive. Please see the Road Construction Map.
1. Chan Centre
Where family and friends want to be. Doors open 30 minutes before the start of your ceremony. Ticket holders should be seated at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Once the ceremony commences, any unclaimed seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. (see map)
2. Thea Koerner House
Where students want to be 1 hour and 30 minutes before the start of your ceremony. Procession will leave the ballroom 20 minutes before the start of the ceremony.
3. Flagpole Plaza
During Spring Congregation: Following your graduation ceremony, the festivities continue at the Flag Pole Plaza. Here you can enjoy a complimentary Cap and Gown photo sitting, light refreshments and meet new alumni.
This is also where the gown return tent and various vendors are located. (see map)
4. Rose Garden Parkade, Fraser River Parkade and North Parkade
The closest parkades to Thea Koerner House and Chan Centre are Rose Garden Parkade and Fraser River Parkade. Pay parking is in effect during congregation. For more information, please visit https://parking.ubc.ca/. If you plan on attending activities at the Robert H Lee Alumni Centre, please use North Parkade.
5. Robert H Lee Alumni Centre
Following your graduation ceremony and the festivities at the Flag Pole Plaza; a reception is held at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre for students and guests to celebrate graduation. The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre is the home of UBC alumni for life. A festive spirit will surround the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre with welcome receptions, entertainment, and an interactive alumni wall.
We suggest parking at the North Parkade when attending any of the graduation festivities at the alumni centre.
The University of British Columbia and the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts provide accessible entrances and seating for each ceremony for students and guests.
Chan Centre staff are available at the entrance to the Chan Centre, and are also available to assist guests to accessible seating.
A map displaying a Footprint Map (Entrances and Accessibility Information) of the Chan Centre is also available online, courtesy Wayfinding at UBC.
Sign Language Interpreters
Please contact Access & Diversity for information on sign language interpreters.