Students - Graduation begins here

Graduation begins here

This is your graduation journey. Use these resources as your roadmap to the memories you’ll soon be making with friends and family on your big day. Share your graduation stories and view your classmates’ pictures, messages and cheers at #UBCgrad.

UBC Graduation

Get started

Your journey starts with a formal application for graduation through Enrolment Services.

Apply now

Graduation ceremonies are held annually in May and November at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

Find your schedule

Use the Graduation Checklist to help you complete the journey and enjoy the ceremony and your day to the fullest.

View the checklist

StageClip videos

Each graduating student in attendance at the ceremony will have a free video recording of themselves walking across the stage available for you to view and download one week after your ceremony. The clip will also include your name and degree.
View a sample of the UBC StageClip video (crossing stage).
How to create your personalized StageClip video if you are unable to attend the ceremony
For graduating students who are unable to attend the in-person ceremony you have the opportunity to create a standard personalized video clip, which will be available to view and download one week after your ceremony.
To create the free customized video clip, submit your text, photo, and/or video message at from May 13 to 20. Once you’ve entered your email address, you will receive an email with a unique link to upload your text, photo, and/or video message. Your message will be embedded into a custom UBC StageClip video, which will include your name and degree.
View a sample of the UBC StageClip video (custom clip).
In order for your StageClip submission to work, you must use the same email listed in your Student Service Centre account.
If you have questions about StageClip, refer to their Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Key dates

The graduation regalia rental portal will open on April 1.

If you haven’t rented your gown in advance, you can rent your regalia on-site:

  • Please arrive at the Student Marshaling Tent in the Buchanan courtyard 1.5 hours before your ceremony to rent a gown.
  • The cost to rent your regalia is $70 (cash, debit or credit)


Need help along the way?

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have a question that isn’t covered, please contact us and we will respond to you within 24 hours.

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Share the day with your family and guests

Share this day with the loved ones who helped get you here. You can request up to two (2) guest tickets online starting Friday, April 1 at 12:00 pm (PT).

Family and friends who cannot join you at your graduation ceremonies may watch the live webcast to virtually cheer you on.

Live webcast

UBC hosts nearly 32,000 graduates and their guests each year for the spring and fall graduation ceremonies. These resources will help your guests easily find their way to graduation, receptions and more.

Guest resources


Join in the excitement by tweeting, posting and sharing your #UBCgrad stories.

Preserve this moment

All ceremonies are webcast live, photographed and available for purchase following graduation.

GradImages picture proofs from the procession and your complimentary sitting will be sent to you one week following graduation. See photography packages

Frame your diploma on-site

Select your graduation memorabilia
Download the official program in pdf format

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