Information for guests

Convocation day.

Family at Convocation.

Are you attending convocation to support a graduand? Please review the information below. 

Health & Safety

The health and safety of our university community and our visitors is a top priority. As such, UVic follows the public health guidelines set out by the BC Provincial Health Officer (PHO) and WorkSafe BC.


UVic convocation ceremonies take place in the Jamie Cassels Centre Farquhar Auditorium.

The auditorium opens for seating one hour before each ceremony. Accessible seating is available upon request; graduands must note the special seating requirements of their guests when registering online for convocation.

Ordering tickets for guests

When you confirm your registration, you'll be able to reserve tickets for up to two (2) guests.

  • Due to fire-code regulations, every guest must have a ticket (including babies).
  • Your guest tickets will be sent electronically to the email address you provide in your registration closer to the date of your ceremony.

Additional guests

If extra tickets are available, they will be released one hour before the start of the ceremony on a first-come-first-serve basis at the UVic Ticket Centre in the lobby of the Jamie Cassels Centre.

  • Each person in line may request up to two (2) additional tickets.
  • If you're not able to get tickets for your additional guests, they'll be able to watch the ceremony on a live feed in the lobby of the Jamie Cassels Centre.

You can also invite your family and friends to watch the live webcast or view a recording at a later date.