Family & Guests

Celebrate your Graduates

Celebrate Your Graduates

Family and guests, plan your day and make graduation a memorable experience.

UBC Graduation

Guests of graduating students should arrive no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the ceremony start time.

Plan your day

Fall 2024 Vancouver Campus Graduation ceremonies will take place from November 27-29, 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.

Getting here

The Chan Centre for Performing Arts is accessible by car, bus and bike.

Parking at UBC

The closest parkades to The Chan Centre are the Rose Garden Parkade, North Parkade and Fraser River Parkade
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.

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
UBC 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

Following your graduation ceremony, the festivities continue at the Flag Pole Plaza and graduates and their guests are invited to join alumni UBC for the graduation welcome reception at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre.

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.

Capture the moment

Professional photo opportunities will be available at Flag Pole Plaza following the ceremony.

Gift ideas

During Graduation, the UBC Bookstore discounts numerous gift ideas, including classic sweaters, grad rings and more!

Attend remotely

If you’re unable to attend in person, you can watch your graduate cross the stage live or after the event. The live webcast will commence 15 minutes prior to each scheduled ceremony.

UBC Graduation


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