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A student receives their diplomas on stage at Farquhar auditorium.

Spring graduation 2023

June 12-16

Congratulations to our spring graduates! We're proud of your achievements and are excited to celebrate this important milestone with you.

Attending convocation ceremonies

UVic is committed to celebrating graduation in a safe and meaningful way. Find information on registration, schedules and more.

Songhees drummer Eugene Sam performs at a previous UVic convocation ceremony.

Territory acknowledgement

We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

Watch the ceremonies

Livestream the ceremonies on UVic's YouTube channel, or watch them on-demand afterwards. An American Sign Language interpreter and live captioning will be available during each ceremony. Don't miss a moment!

Note: The names of students who are not in attendance will not be read during the ceremony. Ceremonies include undegraduate and graduate students unless otherwise noted.

Monday, June 12 - 2:30 p.m. PDT

  • Humanities
  • Continuing Studies
Tuesday, June 13 - 10 a.m. PDT

  • Engineering & Computer Science (undergraduate students only)
Tuesday, June 13 - 2:30 p.m. PDT

  • Education
  • Engineering & Computer Science (graduate students only)
Wednesday, June 14 - 10 a.m. PDT

  • Social Sciences: Economics, Environmental Studies & Political Science
Wednesday, June 14 - 2:30 p.m. PDT

  • Social Sciences: Anthropology & Psychology
Thursday, June 15 - 10 a.m. PDT

  • Law
  • Science: Biochemistry & Microbiology
  • Social Sciences: Geography & Sociology
Thursday, June 15 - 2:30 p.m. PDT

  • Science: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Earth Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics & Physics and Astronomy
Friday, June 16 - 10 a.m. PDT

  • Human and Social Development: Child and Youth Care, Community Development, Dispute Resolution, Health Information Science, Indigenous Governance, Nursing, Public Administration, Publich Health and Social Policy & Studies in Policy and Practice
Friday, June 16 - 2:30 p.m. PDT

  • Business
  • Fine Arts
  • Human and Social Development: Social Work

Share your #uvicgrad moment on social

Use the #uvicgrad hashtag on social to share your grad moment, or upload your grad photo.



Four graduating studens walk across the campus quad.

Honorary degrees

UVic has awarded honorary degrees since its first convocation in 1964. This fall we're awarding three honorary degrees that recognize notable achievements in scholarship, teaching, business and public service.

More grad 2023 info


Diplomas will be handed out on stage during each convocation ceremony. 

Not attending your ceremony? Diplomas will be ready for pick up beginning June 22. Bring your photo ID to the Office of the Registrar. If you registered to have your diploma mailed, it will be sent within 1 week following convocation.

Did you know that UVic's diplomas have a new look? Introduced last fall, the parchment renewal project was spurred by feedback from graduating students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UVic Alumni Association

Welcome to the UVic Alumni family! Join us at Mystic Market for a celebration after each graduation ceremony. All grads and their guests are invited for treats, giveaways and fun photo opportunities.

Keep in touch and access alumni benefits and services through the alumni website.

Grad gifts and keepsakes

Searching for something to remember the day? The UVic Bookstore has a wide range of UVic merchandise available for purchase online.


Surprise your graduate with a beautiful bouquet! You can pre-order flowers for pick up the day of the ceremony.

Please note, graduates may not wear or carry flowers during the ceremony, so hold on to them for later. Fresh roses are also available for purchase during convocation.

Need help?

Learn what to expect on your convocation day or email the Ceremonies office if you have questions.