Convocation

Ceremony Details

Group of grads standing for graduation ceremony

Dates and Times

Spring Convocation 2020

Spring Convocation 2020 will take place on June 7, 9,10,11,12, 16, 17, and 18. Ceremony dates and times are listed by faculty below.

  • Augustana

    Sunday, June 7, 2:30 p.m., Augustana Campus in Camrose, Alberta

    All Bachelors degrees

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

  • Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences

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

    All ALES degrees (Bachelors, MAg, MFor, MSc, PhD)

  • Arts

    Thursday, June 18, 10:00 a.m.:

    Departments starting with M through Z (Bachelors, Masters (MA, MMus), PhD, DMus)

    Thursday, June 18, 3:00 p.m.:

    Departments starting with A though L (Bachelors, Masters (MA, MDes, MFA, PhD)

  • Business

    Wednesday, June 17, 10:00 a.m.:

    Masters (MBA, MFM), PhD

    Wednesday, June 17, 3:00 p.m.:

    All Undergraduate Bachelors Degrees

  • Education

    Thursday, June 11, 10:00 a.m. (all degrees except Elementary):  

    All degrees except Elementary (Bachelors, Masters, PhD, EdD, Diplomas)

    Thursday, June 11, 3:00 p.m. (Elementary)

    All degrees in Elementary Education (Bachelors, Masters, PhD, EdD, Diplomas)

  • Engineering

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

    Chemical, Civil, Mining, Materials, Petroleum Engineering - Bachelors, Masters (MSc, MEng), PhD

    Wednesday, June 10, 3:00 p.m.:

    Computer, Electrical, Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering - Bachelors, Masters (MSc, MEng), PhD

  • Extension

    Friday, June 12, 3:00 p.m.:

    Certificates, Citations and Diplomas

    For additional information, please visit the Faculty of Extension Graduation website or call 780-492-3116.

    Thursday, June 18, 3:00 p.m.:

    All Masters degrees

  • Faculté Saint-Jean

    Friday, June 12, 10:00 a.m.:

    All degrees (Baccalauréat, Maîtrise (MA, MEd)

  • Centre Collegial de l'Alberta

    Friday, June 12, 10:00 a.m.:

    Diplomas

  • Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation

    Thursday, June 11, 3:00 p.m.:

    All degrees (Bachelors, Masters, PhD)

  • Law

    Wednesday, June 17, 10:00 a.m.:

    All degrees (Juris Doctor, Masters, PhD)

  • Medicine & Dentistry

    Friday, June 12, 10:00 a.m.:

    All degrees (Bachelors, MD, Masters, PhD)

  • Native Studies

    Thursday, June 11, 10:00 a.m.:

    All degrees (Bachelors, Masters, PhD)

  • Nursing

    Wednesday, June 17, 10:00 a.m.:

    All degrees (Bachelors, Masters, PhD)

  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

    Thursday, June 18, 10:00 a.m.:

    All degrees (Bachelors, PharmD, Masters, PhD)

  • Public Health

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

    All degrees (MPH, MSc, PhD)

  • Rehabilitation Medicine

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

    All degrees (Masters, PhD)

  • Science

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

    Undergraduate general degrees (BSc)

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

    All Undergraduate Honors and Specialization degrees (BSc specialization, BSc Honors), Masters and PhD

  • Chancellor's Installation

    Thursday, June 18, 3:00 p.m.

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.


Guest tickets

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 on Augustana campus).

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 presently 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.