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Fall convocation: November 2022

Every November, we celebrate as members of our student community complete their studies and become UVic alumni. We're looking forward to holding in-person ceremonies for our newest graduates this fall!

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Registration

Registration is now open for students graduating in Fall 2022. 

The deadline is October 23, 2022.

Register Here

Please note: the names of students who are not in attendance will not be read during the ceremony.


Ordering tickets for guests

When you register for your convocation ceremony, you'll be able to reserve tickets for up to three (3) 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.


Convocation schedule

Fall 2022 Convocation will be held on November 9 & 10 at the University of Victoria's Farquhar Auditorium.

Wednesday, November 9

10:00 am ceremony

Includes undergraduate and graduate students from:

  • Human and Social Development
  • Science
  • Continuing Studies

2:30 pm ceremony

Includes undergraduate and graduate students from:

  • Business
  • Humanities

Thursday, November 10

10:00 am ceremony

Includes undergraduate and graduate students from:

  • Fine Arts
  • Law
  • Social Sciences

2:30 pm ceremony

Includes undergraduate and graduate students from:

  • Education
  • Engineering and Computer Science

Health and safety

UVic follows the public health guidelines set out by the BC Provincial Health Officer (PHO) and WorkSafe BC. All convocation ceremonies will adhere to the PHO regulations.

  • In-person ceremonies will be held in the Farquhar Auditorium. Our top priority is your health and safety, which will be reflected in our ceremony procedures and format.
  • Graduates and guests will be required to follow provincial and university safety protocols.
  • Events may be modified, rescheduled or cancelled due to provincial regulations related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Photography

The Artona Group provides photography services for our convocation ceremonies.

Learn more


Regalia (cap and gown)

Graduates are required to wear regalia during convocation, and Indigenous graduates can alternatively choose to wear traditional dress. Regalia can be rented from the UVic Bookstore.


Alumni celebration (after the ceremony)

All attending grads and their guests are invited to stop by Mystic Market following the ceremony for a celebration and official welcome to the UVic Alumni Association.

There will be treats, photo booths, giveaways, grad merchandise and diploma frames available for purchase, and more! Flowers are available to purchase on the day or in advance. 


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