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

Convocation celebrates the accomplishment of graduation and includes a rich history of traditions.

The University of Alberta Convocation ceremonies, coordinated by the Convocation and Ceremonies unit of the Office of the Registrar, are held twice a year, in the Spring (June) and the Fall (November).

Augustana Students: Visit Augustana Convocation for more details.

Faculty of Extension Students: Visit Faculty of Extension Graduation for more details.

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.


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.


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 »