Convocation is the ceremony where you, your family and your friends celebrate the successful completion of your academic credential.

A photo of students wearing the graduation regalia.

What to expect at Spring 2022 Convocation

You've registered for Convocation? Great! What's next? Finding your ceremony, location and time.

To find out which ceremony your group will be graduating in, download the Convocation Schedule - Spring 2022 (pdf)

Date Faculty Ceremony time
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 Business & Professional Studies 9:30 a.m.
Business & Professional Studies 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 Arts & Sciences 10 a.m.
Arts & Sciences 2 p.m. 
Thursday, June 9, 2022 Education, Health & Human Development 10 a.m.
Global & Community Studies 2 p.m.
Friday, June 10, 2022 Fine & Applied Arts 10 a.m.

Please note, you will be pre-assigned to a ceremony based on your program of completion and cannot switch to a different ceremony time or date.

Ceremony location: Centre for Sport and Wellness

2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, BC
V7J 3H5

Note: Parking will be free campus wide but you will be required to enter from Lillooet Road onto Monashee Drive.  Traffic attendants will be there to assist you. 

Arrive a minimum of 45 minutes before the start of your ceremony - do not be late! If you are not dressed in your regalia and lined up in the appropriate order, we cannot guarantee that we can insert you into the line-up in order to cross the stage as placements are confirmed weeks in advance.

More ceremony information

We can guarantee seats for 4 guests per graduate; however, we cannot guarantee seats for additional guests. There is no need to print guest tickets. We encourage guests to arrive 30 minutes prior to the ceremony.

Each ceremony will last approximately 1.15 – 1.5 hours. Guests with mobility challenges can be dropped off behind the Centre for Sport and Wellness. Enter the back door from the parking lot or access via the ramp on the side of the building. There will be some accessible only parking nearest the Birch Building available on first come first serve basis.

After the ceremony there will a reception on the Birch Courtyard with live music and some refreshments. This is a great time to take pictures with your friends and family!

If you cannot attend your ceremony, your credentials will be mailed to you the week after the ceremony. You do not need to let us know that you will not be attending.

You will not be able to take part in the ceremonies without first registering for Convocation and ordering regalia through Gaspard. No one may cross the stage without regalia!

Please arrive a minimum of 45 minutes early. When you arrive at the Birch Building please follow these signs.

A sign graduands need to follow when they arrive at Convocation.

Regalia pick-up and drop-off instructions

Pick-up time and location Regalia can be collected in the lower cafeteria starting two hours prior to your graduation ceremony.
Drop-off time and location Drop-off regalia in the lower cafeteria immediately following your ceremony.

On the day of your ceremony, pick up your credentials, gown, and cap in the cafeteria - Birch Building. You will need your Cap Card as ID for pickup of your credentials and your printed confirmation from your gown order to pick up your gown.

Please pick up your gowns and regalia one hour before your ceremony.

Gowns and hoods / stoles should be returned to the drop off location in the cafeteria no more than 1 hour after your ceremony. Cap and tassels are yours to keep.

If you didn’t rent your gown online on Gaspard website, you will be charged $60 for the rental on the Convocation day.

Regalia Rental Prices  
Online (pre-May 15) $45
Onsite (date of ceremony) $60

Regalia ordering closes on May 15. We cannot guarantee enough availability on the day so we strongly advise pre-ordering before this date.

Photographers from Grad Images will be at your ceremony to take a photograph of you at your special moment of recognition. They will contact you directly with information about how to order your photographs.

Visit the Grad Services page for more information about photographs, custom jewelry, gifts, flowers and the items available at the CapU Bookstore.

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