Graduation Information for Faculty

RSVP Online

All faculty are invited to walk in the Faculty Procession. You will receive an invitation via email and we ask that you RSVP using the link provided in the email. This is important as Ceremonies and Events needs to know how many faculty members to expect in the procession and to seat on stage.

If you are a UBC faculty member and have not received an email invitation by October 16, 2023, please contact ceremonies.graduation@ubc.ca.

Please note: If you are an Associate Dean and/or member of the Vancouver Senate and have not received an email invitation, please let us know of your affiliation to UBC when emailing ceremonies.graduation@ubc.ca.

On the day: Please arrive at the faculty robing room, located in the Royal Bank Cinema inside the the Chan Centre, at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Access to the Royal Bank Cinema is off of Crescent Road).

Regalia Rentals

Appropriate academic attire is required of all participants. If you are not bringing your own regalia, faculty regalia (i.e. black gown and UBC faculty hood) may be rented online in early October through UBC Bookstore’s faculty website.

The deadline to rent regalia online is November 10 for faculty members.

After the November 10 deadline regalia can be rented on-site:

  • 45 minutes before the ceremony please arrive at the Royal Bank Cinema in the Chan Centre.
  • Acceptable payment methods include cash, credit card, debit card or Worktag account information.

Regalia Purchase

If you would like to purchase UBC regalia, please contact:

1-800-380-8214 ext. 5733
René Lauzé, Alpha Omega Sales Representative

Parking for Faculty Members

  • For ceremony days, the Rose Garden Parkade is being reserved solely for graduating students and their guests and Fraser River Parkade will be used as overflow parking.
  • Faculty/Staff parking permits are NOT valid in Rose Garden Parkade during Congregation. Faculty/staff permit holders are encouraged to park at either the Fraser or North Parkade.

Volunteer at Graduation

Volunteers play an important role in the graduation ceremonies. Learn more about volunteer opportunities exclusive to Faculty and Emeriti: 

Other volunteer opportunities are available for UBC faculty and other members of the UBC Community. Learn more and sign up.