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 Enrollment 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

Key dates

April 6, 2020
Gown rental opens online. Order your gown early to take advantage of the early booking rate.

Order your gown

April 6, 2020
Online registration for guest tickets for spring congregation.

Request your guest tickets now

May 20 – 22 & May 25 – 28, 2020
UBC hosts twenty eight ceremonies during spring congregation.

Find out more about the event

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 between April 6 and May 12, 2020.

Request guest tickets

Depending on availability, additional tickets will be available for purchase May 13, 2020.

Find out how to get extra tickets

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 fall and spring graduation ceremonies. These resources will help your guests easily find their way to graduation, receptions and more.

Guest resources

Prepare for the Graduation Ceremony

The band has practiced, the mace has been polished. All that is left is the moment when you make your way to the stage to accept your degree.

To know what to expect on the day, find the venue and take a step by step walk-through your ceremony progression, from what to bring to how to find your procession number.

Following your graduation ceremony, the festivities continue at the Alumni Welcome Reception at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre. Here you can enjoy light refreshments and visits with new alumni. Also, you can enjoy a complimentary GradImages photo sitting.
Once you have finished your photo sessions, please remember to return your gown and hood.


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.
Check the live webcast schedule and purchase a downloadable copy of your ceremony video.

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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