Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Am I eligible to attend one of these make-up ceremonies?

A: Alumni eligible to participate in this ceremony graduated in Vancouver in Spring 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 and in the Okanagan in Spring 2020 and Spring 2021.

Q: I’m not sure the university has my current email address. How do I update it?

A: Please visit https://alumni.ubc.ca/address-update/ to update your contact information.

Q: I haven’t received an email yet with further details. When should I expect it?

A: An announcement email was sent to alumni from these classes who we have an email address for the week of May 23. The next communication for Phase 1 registration will be sent in late June. Please visit https://alumni.ubc.ca/address-update/ to update your contact information.

Q: When will the in-person make-up ceremonies take place?

A: The make-up ceremonies will take place during the following timeframes:

  • Okanagan: November 9-10, 2022
  • Vancouver: November 14-22, 2022

Q: When will I know my specific ceremony date and time?

A: You will receive your specific ceremony date and time during Phase 2 registration in late August.

Q: Can I choose my ceremony date and time?

A: No. As in the case with our annual graduation ceremonies, you will be allocated to specific ceremonies in advance based on your degree.

Q. Can I cross the stage at graduation this spring?

A. No. You will be invited to attend one of the make-up ceremonies.

Q: Will I receive my degree parchment or another degree parchment at this ceremony?

A: No. Parchments were issued in the year you graduated. If you have not yet received your parchment you can login to your SSC account to have it sent to you via courier or if you would like to pick it up in-person:

Q: Will I have the opportunity to wear regalia at this ceremony?

A: Yes! We will share more information about your academic regalia during Phase 2 registration.

Q: Will my family and friends have an opportunity to attend?

A: Yes! More information about guest registration and tickets will be shared during Phase 2 registration.

Q: Will the ceremonies be photographed and recorded?

A: Yes! The ceremonies will be photographed and recorded. You will be emailed further information on how to access the photography proofs and videos following the ceremony.

Q: Graduation portraits weren’t being offered when I graduated. Can I have them taken now?

A: Yes! Portrait services will be available during the day of your ceremony.

Q: I have a question that hasn’t been answered above. Who should I contact?

A: Please reach out to special.ceremonies@ubc.ca for assistance.