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
The Make-Up Ceremonies for graduates from Spring 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 at the Vancouver campus will take place on November 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, and 22. Fall Graduation 2022 Vancouver Campus ceremonies will take place on November 23, 24, and 25. All ceremonies will take place at The Chan Centre for Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Road, UBC Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1.
Suites at UBC offer convenient on-campus accommodation during the make-up ceremonies and 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 Rose Garden Parkade, North Parkade and Fraser River Parkade. Alumni for the make-up ceremonies and Graduands can pre-purchase parking passes via the Ticket Reservation System. Another option: Save time and avoid line ups by purchasing parking for Rose Garden Parkade up to 14 days in advance.
Parking costs $10 and can be obtained through the Honk mobile App Zone ID 5650 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. Special needs parking is available on Level 5 of the Rose Garden Parkade.
F.M. Hearing System headsets are also available free for charge for the hearing impaired. For further details or the make special arrangements for your guests, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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-renown 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.
Right across the street from the Flagpole Plaza is the Museum of Anthropology. You may already have your diploma but you can still take advantage of free admission – just present your UBC student ID. Have family or friends visiting? Introduce them to MOA’s mesmerizing collection of arts and cultures from around the world.
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.