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Spring Convocation: June 10 - 14, 2024

Every June and November, we celebrate as members of our student community complete their studies and become UVic alumni.

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Convocation schedule

Spring 2024 Convocation will be held June 10 - 14 at the University of Victoria's Farquhar Auditorium

Monday, June 10

 

10:00 am ceremony

Includes undergraduate and graduate students from:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Graduate Studies

 

2:30 pm ceremony

Includes undergraduate and graduate students from:

  • Human and Social Development
  • Graduate Studies

 

Tuesday, June 11

 

10:00 am ceremony

Includes undergraduate and graduate students from:

  • Social Sciences
    • Environmental Studies
    • Psychology
  • Graduate Studies

 

2:30 pm ceremony

Includes undergraduate and graduate students from:

  • Social Sciences
    • Anthropology
    • Economics
    • Political Science
    • Sociology
  • Graduate Studies

 

Wednesday, June 12

 

10:00 am ceremony

Includes undergraduate and graduate students from:

  • Law
  • Social Sciences
    • Geography
  • Graduate Studies
  • Continuing Studies
    • Diploma in Business Administration
      • Last names Aa-Ano
    • Diploma in Public Relations
    • Certificate in Ecological Restoration
    • Certificate in Population Health Data Analysis
    • Certificate in Adult & Continuing Education
    • Certificate in Business Administration
    • Certificate in Environmental & Occupational Health
    • Certificate in General Studies
    • Certificate in Restoration of Natural Systems

 

2:00 pm ceremony

Includes students from the Division of Continuing Studies:

  • Continuing Studies
    • Diploma in Business Administration
      • Last names Anu-J

 

6:00 pm ceremony

Includes students from the Division of Continuing Studies:

  • Continuing Studies
    • Diploma in Business Administration
      • Last names K-Z

Thursday, June 13

 

10:00 am ceremony

Includes undergraduate and graduate students from:

  • Engineering & Computer Science
    • Bachelor of Software Engineering 
  • Humanities
  • Graduate Studies

 

2:30 pm ceremony

Includes undergraduate students from:

  • Engineering & Computer Science
    • Bachelor of Engineering 
    • Bachelor of Science

Friday, June 14

 

10:00 am ceremony

Includes undergraduate and graduate students from:

  • Fine Arts
  • Science
    • Biology
  • Graduate Studies

 

2:30 pm ceremony

Includes undergraduate and graduate students from:

  •  Science
    • Biochemistry
    • Chemistry
    • Earth and Ocean Sciences
    • Earth Sciences
    • Mathematics and Statistics
    • Microbiology
    • Physics and Astronomy
  • Graduate Studies

Registration will open mid-March 2024

Registration for students graduating in Spring 2024 will open mid-March. Students who are eligible to participate in June 2024 will be contacted by email. If you have questions about your registration please contact

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


Accessibility at convocation

Are you a student who requires accommodation at Convocation?

We actively address the needs of our graduands who require accommodations including but not limited to physical disabilities, sensory disabilities, gender inclusivity and mental health issues. When required we will work in consultation with the Centre for Accessible Learning to accommodate your needs.

During online registration you will be able to identify if you require accessibility support. We will then follow-up with you to plan your participation.

For more information please contact the Ceremonies and Events office at convocation@uvic.ca or 250-721-7445.


What to expect on convocation day

We want you to enjoy your convocation from start to finish. Learn everything you need to know so that you'll be well-prepared when the day arrives.


Ordering tickets for guests

When you register for your convocation ceremony, you'll be able to reserve tickets (subject to availability).

  • 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.

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.


Regalia (cap and gown)

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

Learn about the regalia your will wear and check out your hood colour.


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


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.

We Share the Air! Please help make Convocation a fragrance-free environment.

For the health and comfort of other graduates and guests, please do not use products with scents or fragrances (e.g. colognes, perfumes, cosmetics, anti-perspirants, lotions or other products with a distinct scent or fragrance). These products impact the health of some individuals.

For more information, including steps to address concerns with scented products, please review the scent safety guidelines.


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