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 fine-dining with ocean view at Sage, and artisanal stone hearth oven pizzas cooked fresh for you in minutes at Mercante’s.
Pre-order a custom-made bouquet to surprise your graduate. You will be able to pick-up the bouquet outside the Chan Centre on the day of the ceremony. Pre-made bouquets can be purchased on the day outside Chan Centre.