Convocation schedule

The University of Victoria Convocation ceremonies take place twice a year in November and June.

The Spring 2014 Convocation ceremonies will take place the week of June 9 - 13.  See below for the Spring 2014 Convocation schedule.

Information regarding attendance for Convocation, tickets, regalia rental and photographs will be forwarded to all graduating students by mail in early April 2014.

Generally students in the Faculty of Graduate Studies convocate with their respective undergraduate department/faculty. This Spring there is an exception as the Science graduate students have been placed in a different ceremony than the undergraduate students (see the schedule below).

All Convocation ceremonies take place in the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium.

Please contact us at  or phone 250-721-7634 if you have any questions.

The Fall 2014 Convocation ceremonies take place November 10 and 12.

Monday, June 9

2:30 p.m.

Conferral of Honorary Degree - Pauline Rafferty

Faculty of Humanities

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Tuesday, June 10

10:00 a.m.

Conferral of Honorary Degrees - Kathy Shields and Ken Shields

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Graduate Studies

2:30 p.m.

Faculty of Fine Arts

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Wednesday, June 11

10:00 a.m.

Conferral of Honorary Degree -   David Black

Faculty of Business

Faculty of Human & Social Development

    • Child & Youth Care
    • Community Development
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Health Information Science
    • Indigenous Governance
    • Public Administration
    • Public Health & Social Policy
    • Social Work
    • Studies in Policy & Practice

Faculty of Graduate Studies

2:30 p.m.

Faculty of Human & Social Development 

    • Nursing

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Division of Continuing Studies

Thursday, June 12

10:00 a.m.

Faculty of Science

    • BSc only
2:30 p.m.

Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Science

    • PhD, MSc only

Faculty of Social Sciences

    • Political Science
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Friday, June 13
10:00 a.m.

Faculty of Social Sciences

    • Anthropology
    • Economics
    • Sociology
    • Environmental Studies

Faculty of Graduate Studies

2:30 p.m.

Faculty of Social Sciences

    • Geography
    • Psychology
Faculty of Graduate Studies

If you have any questions regarding this schedule, please contact us at or phone 250-721-7634.