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 with #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 who attends their ceremony will have a free video recording of themselves crossing the stage available to view and download approximately one week after their ceremony:
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 3 business days.

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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 approximately 2 months prior to the graduation ceremonies.

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 ceremonies, 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 and available for viewing or downloading following graduation.
All graduates are photographed during their graduation ceremony and photographs are available for purchase following graduation.

GradImages picture proofs from the procession and your complimentary sitting will be sent to you approximately 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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