Convocation

Group of grads tossing their hats in front of the Universiade Pavilion

In light of the uncertainty around COVID-19 and our inability to gather together on campus, we have made the difficult decision to change this year’s ceremonies. We will not be holding in-person ceremonies this June and instead will move to a virtual convocation to celebrate all that our graduates have achieved. This will be a different experience than we were anticipating and a different approach than we have seen in our 112-year history. However we look forward to creating a memorable online moment for our Class of 2020 and our university community.

Please mark June 12, 2020 in your calendars as the new online Spring 2020 convocation date. We will provide details on this page, as they become available.

The full statement from President Turpin and Chancellor Stollery can be found here.

This affects all convocation ceremonies for North Campus, Augustana Campus, and Faculty of Extension students; however, Faculty of Extension students will receive information directly from their faculty. 


Prepare to graduate

How to apply to graduate, verify your personal info, reserve your apparel, pick up your convocation packet, and other important steps.

Ceremony details

See upcoming ceremony dates and times, plus information about guest tickets, location and parking, accessibility, and more.

Traditions

Learn about academic dress and hood colours, and other hallmarks and traditions.

Past ceremonies 

Watch webcasts of previous convocation ceremonies, and view lists of past graduates.

Memorabilia

Commemorate this milestone with official University of Alberta convocation memorabilia.

Degree parchments

How to get your official degree parchment, reprints or proof of graduation.

Ceremony dates and times

Make sure you know where to go and when to be there on the big day!

Guest tickets

Guest tickets are reserved for graduands who advise us of their intention to attend the ceremony.

Update your address

If you can’t attend the ceremony we will mail your degree.

Watch the video

Get a sneak peek! Our convocation video will show you how to prepare for your ceremony, and what you can expect on the big day!

Update your info

Ensure all your details are correct for the big day, including your parchment name.

Confirm your attendance

Let us know if you plan to attend your ceremony.

Check for financial holds

You need to pay any outstanding amounts  in order to receive your degree at Convocation. Check Bear Tracks »

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Ceremony Webcast

Watch live and recorded Convocation ceremonies »