Congratulations on completing your journey at UBC! Below is some information to help you complete that final step and make it through your graduation ceremonies.
1. Apply for Graduation
Every candidate for a degree must make formal application for graduation. See the Student Services web site for important application information, dates, and deadlines.
IMPORTANT: If you are NOT attending your Graduation, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Order Your Grad Gown
All graduates attending the UBC Congregation Ceremonies are required to wear gowns and hoods. Mortarboards (hats) are optional. Please book your gown rental early to take advantage of the early booking rate. For more information, see Graduation Gowns.
3. Request Your Tickets On-Line
Guest tickets for all graduation ceremonies are requested on-line. Please see Grad Tickets Request for more information.
Due to the large number of graduates in each procession and limited seating, each student can request up to a maximum of three (3) guest tickets (graduating students DO NOT require a ticket for themselves).
Please note, we cannot guarantee that all ceremonies will have available tickets after the Online Ticket Ordering is closed. To avoid disappointment please order them within the 4-5 weeks time period.
Stand by line up – this line is for guests without a ticket. If your ceremony is sold out, your guests are welcome to come early and wait in the Stand by line up prior to the ceremony. It is recommended that you line up at least half an hour before the ceremony begins.
4. Pick Up Your Tickets (or Print Them at Home)
On-line Ticket Printing Option!
When you request your tickets on-line, you’ll have two options for obtaining tickets: pick-up in person from the Chan Centre (no charge), or on-line ticket printing via Ticketmaster (nominal charge of $2.00 per ticket + $1.75 per order, credit card required). See Grad Tickets Request for more information.
5. Tell Your Guests
Information For Guests attending the ceremonies is available on this site, including information on on-campus accommodations, parking, maps, photography and video packages.
If you have guests that are unable to attend your ceremony in person, all ceremonies will be available for viewing via Live Webcast.
6. Prepare for Your Ceremony
When the day of your ceremony arrives, come to the Graduate Student Centre Ballroom 1 hour and 30 minutes before the start of your ceremony (see map). There is no secure storage space available in the Ballroom of the Graduate Student Centre, so whatever you bring with you into the Ballroom, you will need to bring with you into the Chan Centre and you will need to hold onto these items throughout the ceremony. It is recommended that you leave personal items such as purses and coats with your families / guests.
For complete details about the ceremony itself, check out some important General Ceremony Instructions.
7. Enjoy Your Graduation Day!
This is a special day for you, your friends, and your family. Make the most of it and enjoy the day!
Once again, congratulations on graduating from UBC.