Graduation Checklist

Graduation Checklist

Graduation Checklist

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

1. Apply for Graduation

Graduation starts with a formal application, which must be made by February 28, 2020.
You are required to apply to Enrolment Services to graduate regardless of whether you plan to participate in the scheduled ceremony events. If you’re not attending your ceremony, please indicate how you would like to pick up your diploma on your application.

2. Find your Ceremony

View the Graduation Schedule to locate the date and time of your graduation ceremony.

3. Order your Graduation Regalia

Rent your graduation regalia (gown, hood and mortarboards) online in advance of your ceremony.
Regalia rentals will be open online from April 6 – May 3, 2020.

4. Reserve Guest Tickets (Maximum of Two Per Graduate)

Students who are eligible and approved to graduate are guaranteed 2 (TWO) guest tickets for their ceremony. We strongly recommend students to reserve their tickets as soon as possible. All tickets must be reserved in advance using the Ticket Reservation System (link below) April 6 and May 12, 2020. Students who neglect to obtain their reservations during this period must note that they will no longer be guaranteed their guest tickets. There will be no exceptions for those who miss this reservation window; please arrange your guest tickets accordingly.


Online registration for guest tickets for fall graduation opens:


12 PM noon April 6 to 12 PM noon May 12, 2020.


5. Parking at Graduation

Student parking permit holders are directed to park at Fraser Parkade.

** Note: Rose Garden Parkade is closed to permit holders during UBC graduation.
Students can arrange to pre-purchase discounted parking for their guests as part of the on-line ticket ordering process (which opens April 6, 2020).

6. Prepare for Graduation Day

Find out what to expect at your ceremony, from when to arrive to the significance of the Procession to how to cross the stage.

7. Prepare your Family & Guests

Share the details with your family & friends who will be joining you at your graduation so they can plan their day, from how and when to arrive to what to do after the ceremony to continue the celebrations.
For friends and family who cannot join you, all UBC graduation ceremonies are broadcast live online. The live webcast will be available 15 minutes prior to the start of each ceremony and an on-demand record is available within 24-hours following each ceremony.

8. Arrange Special Needs Requirements

Students with special need, please contact us directly to make arrangements at

9. Still have more questions on graduation

Please check out other popular questions on the Q&A Webpage.

10. Celebrate your Graduation Day!

Following your ceremony, join your fellow grads and family in the festivities at the Robert H Lee Alumni Centre. Light refreshments will be served.