Family and guests, plan your day and make graduation a memorable experience.
Guests of graduating students should arrive no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the ceremony start time.
Plan your day
Spring 2024 Vancouver Campus Graduation ceremonies will take place from May 22-24, 2024 and May 27-30, 2024. All ceremonies will take place at The Chan Centre for Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Road, UBC Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1.
Staying on campus
Suites at UBC offer convenient on-campus accommodation during graduation. West Coast Suites and Gage Suites offer both affordable hotel rooms and premium suites for anyone visiting Vancouver.
The closest parkades to The Chan Centre are the Rose Garden Parkade, North Parkade and Fraser River Parkade. Graduands can pre-purchase parking passes via the Ticket Reservation System. Another option: Save time and avoid lineups by purchasing parking for the Rose Garden Parkade up to 14 days in advance.
Parking costs $10 and can be obtained through the Honk mobile App Zone ID 5616 or by scanning the QR code (see Honk Mobile App instructions link below) and following the prompts without the need of the mobile App. Honk Mobile App Instructions
Special Needs Access at Chan Centre
The Chan Centre is fully accessible to people with disabilities.
When approaching the Chan Centre entrance from the top of the stairwell, please note that there is an elevator located near the Flag Pole Plaza, south-west of the main doors to the Chan Centre. Take the elevator to Level 5 of the Parkade to access the Chan Centre. Accessible parking is available on Level 5 of the Rose Garden Parkade.
F.M. Hearing System headsets are also available free of charge for the hearing impaired. For further details or to make special arrangements for your guests, please contact us via email at email@example.com
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
Following your graduation ceremony, the festivities continue at the Flag Pole Plaza. Here you can enjoy activities and visit with new alumni.
The world-renowned 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.
UBC offers many delicious options for nourishment following the ceremony, from farm-fresh fare and hip vibe at Koerner’s Pub, to artisanal stone hearth oven pizzas cooked fresh for you in minutes at Mercante’s.