Ceremony Details

Group of grads standing for graduation ceremony

University of Alberta convocation ceremonies are held at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, located at 11455 87 Ave. For the Augustana Faculty, ceremonies are held on Augustana campus at the Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre, located at 4501-50 Street, Camrose.

Details for Spring Convocation 2022 are based on COVID-19 public health restrictions as of March 2022. Any changes to these restrictions prior to the convocation ceremonies in June could affect some of these details. Updates will be posted to this webpage as they become available.


Dates and Times

Spring Convocation 2022

Spring Convocation 2022 will take place on June 5, 7, 8, 9,10, 13, 14, 15 and 16. Ceremony dates and times are listed by faculty below.

Augustana

Sunday, June 5, 2:30 p.m. Augustana Campus in Camrose, Alberta

  • Honorary Degree Recipient: Brian Wildcat
  • All Bachelors degrees

For additional information on Augustana Convocation, visit the Augustana website.

Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences

Wednesday, June 15, 3:00 p.m.

  • Honorary Degree Recipient: Rick Mercer
  • All degrees (Bachelors, MAg, MFor, MSc, PhD)
Arts

Wednesday, June 15, 10:00 a.m.

  • Honorary Degree Recipient: Ingrid Kritsch
  • Departments starting with A through L (Bachelors, Masters (MA, MDes, MFA), PhD)

Wednesday, June 15, 3:00 p.m.

  • Honorary Degree Recipient: Rick Mercer
  • Departments starting with M through Z (Bachelors, Masters (MA, MMus), PhD, DMus)
Business

Thursday, June 16, 10:00 a.m.

  • Honorary Degree Recipient: The Honourable Russell Brown
  • All Bachelors Degrees

Thursday, June 16, 3:00 p.m.

  • Honorary Degree Recipient: The Honourable Sheilah Louise Martin
  • Masters, PhD
Centre Collegial de l'Alberta

Thursday, June 16, 3:00 p.m.

  • Honorary Degree Recipient: The Honourable Sheilah Louise Martin
  • Diplomas
Education

Wednesday, June 8, 10:00 a.m. (all departments except Elementary)

  • Honorary Degree Recipient: Douglas Stollery
  • All degrees except Elementary (Bachelors, Masters, PhD, EdD, Diplomas)

Wednesday, June 8, 3:00 p.m. (Elementary)

  • Honorary Degree Recipient: Michael Phair
  • All degrees in Elementary (Bachelors, Masters, PhD, EdD, Diplomas)
Engineering

Thursday, June 9, 10:00 a.m.

  • Honorary Degree Recipient: Garry Merkel
  • Chemical, Civil, Mining, Materials, Petroleum Engineering - (Bachelors, Masters (MSc, MEng), PhD)

Thursday, June 9, 3:00 p.m.

  • Convocation Speaker: Garry Merkel
  • Computer, Electrical, Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering - (Bachelors, Masters (MSc, MEng), PhD)
Extension
For information on the Faculty of Extension Graduation, please visit this website.
Faculté Saint-Jean

Thursday, June 16, 3:00 p.m.

  • Honorary Degree Recipient: The Honourable Sheilah Louise Martin
  • All degrees (Baccalauréat, Maîtrise)
Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation

Tuesday, June 7, 3:00 p.m.

  • Honorary Degree Recipient: Sheila O’Kelly
  • All degrees (Bachelors, Masters, PhD)
Law

Wednesday, June 8, 10:00 a.m.

  • Honorary Degree Recipient: Douglas Stollery
  • All degrees (Juris Doctor, Masters, PhD)
Medicine & Dentistry

Friday, June 10, 10:00 a.m.

  • Honorary Degree Recipient: The Honourable Eileen Gillese
  • All degrees (Bachelors, MD, Masters, PhD)
Native Studies

Thursday, June 16, 3:00 p.m.

  • Honorary Degree Recipient: The Honourable Sheilah Louise Martin
  • All degrees (Bachelors, Masters, PhD)
Nursing

Tuesday, June 7, 3:00 p.m.

  • Honorary Degree Recipient: Sheila O’Kelly
  • All degrees (Bachelors, Masters, PhD)
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Friday, June 10, 10:00 a.m.

  • Honorary Degree Recipient: The Honourable Eileen Gillese
  • All degrees (Bachelors, PharmD, Masters, PhD)
Public Health

Tuesday, June 7, 3:00 p.m.

  • Honorary Degree Recipient: Sheila O’Kelly
  • All degrees (MPH, MSc, PhD)
Rehabilitation Medicine

Monday June 13, 3:00 p.m.

  • Honorary Degree Recipient: Molly Shoichet
  • All degrees (Masters, PhD)
Science

Monday, June 13, 3:00 p.m.

  • Honorary Degree Recipient: Molly Shoichet
  • Masters and PhD degrees

Tuesday, June 14, 10:00 a.m.

  • Honorary Degree Recipient: David Turpin
  • Undergraduate General degrees (BSc)

Tuesday, June 14, 3:00 p.m.

  • Honorary Degree Recipient: Lorne Gladu
  • Undergraduate Honors and Specialization degrees

Guests and graduates must be seated at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony in preparation for the Academic Procession. Each ceremony is approximately two hours long.

Fall Convocation 2022

Fall Convocation 2022 will take place November 22 and 23, 2022. Faculty assignments will be posted to this website in late Spring 2022.


Guest tickets

Please note the following information regarding graduand guest tickets is based on COVID 19 public health restrictions as of March 2022. If the restrictions change, the University reserves the right to make changes to the number of guest tickets allocated.

Guest tickets are reserved for graduands who advise us of their intention to attend the ceremony. There is no cost associated with guest tickets.

As a graduand, you are eligible for up to three guest tickets, in addition to your own ticket. Distribution of guest tickets will occur at the Bookstore when you pick up your Convocation packet.

As the number of available guest tickets is projected according to past attendance records, the actual number of additional seats available is not known until graduands pick up their tickets. The Office of the Registrar therefore reserves the right to change the number of guest tickets, as required, according to graduand attendance.

Extra guest tickets

Extra tickets may become available as graduands take less than their maximum. Any tickets not distributed with convocation packets will be made available at the Box Office of the Jubilee Auditorium:

  • Shortly after 9 a.m. for the morning ceremony
  • Shortly after 2 p.m. for the afternoon ceremony

Any extra tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Given the limited seating at the Jubilee Auditorium, there is no guarantee that extra tickets will be available.

We regret that we are unable to accommodate any advance requests for extra tickets.


Location and Parking

University of Alberta Convocation ceremonies are held at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium located at 11455 87 Ave. Spring convocation for Augustana is held at Augustana Faculty.

Parking is available in the Jubilee Carpark located adjacent to the Jubilee Auditorium. Barrier-free spaces are available on the east side of the auditorium and surface parking is available on the south side. A parking fee will be charged during the ceremony. See Parking Services for details including a map of parking available on campus.

Please plan for extra time to get to Convocation. There are construction projects on campus that may affect access to parking and campus will be busy with many other students and their families heading to Convocation.


Accessibility

If you or any of your guests require sign language interpreting services or special seating (i.e. wheelchair seating) please contact the Convocation and Ceremonies office.