Convocation

Convocation

Congratulations! You are one of a class of over 2,000 students who will graduate from UFV in 2016. Convocation is an opportunity to celebrate your achievements at UFV and to share this significant milestone with your family and friends. Convocation is scheduled for June 2 & 3. Everyone is welcome to attend UFV ceremonies, held annually at the Abbotsford Centre. No tickets are needed to attend the ceremonies and parking is free!

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Check the schedule

On June 2 and 3, UFV will hold four graduation ceremonies. Check the schedule to find out when you and your classmates will walk the stage. Be sure to arrive one hour before your ceremony start time to allow time to get ready back stage. 

Seating for your guests is first-come, first served. Not sure what to expect on that day? View A day in a life of a UFV grad to get a glimpse of what happens behind the scene at UFV convocation.

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Missed the regalia deadline?

Gaspards online ordering is now closed. Don't panic! You can still rent your regalia at the venue on your graduation day.
The cost to order regalia on site at the ceremony is $60. This fee includes rental of a black gown and UFV hood and your souvenier cap, tassel, and year charm. We recommend you bring cash to get through the onsite rental station quickly. 

Have questions about regalia? View our regalia FAQs.

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Get professional photos

Artona will be taking grad photographs at the ceremony twice: once as grads cross the stage and shake hands with the president and once after exiting the stage.

Previews of these photographs with order information will be emailed and mailed to each student's home address. 

Photos can also be viewed and ordered online at artonagroup.com

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Invite family & friends

Feel free to invite as many friends and family members to your UFV convocation as you wish. The Abbotsford Centre, located a 33800 King Road in Abbotsford, features over 2,500 seats, which are available entirely free of charge on a first-come, first-serve basis for each ceremony.

Flowers and UFV wear will be available for purchase on the concourse if your loved ones would like to mark the occasion with a gift. They can also review gift options and pre-order if they prefer.

If your guests come from afar, you may need to arrange accommodations. Check out our list of nearby accommodations.

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Get involved with the UFV Alumni Association

As a UFV graduate, you are now a member of the UFV Alumni Association.

Your alumni membership card will be available to you at your graduation ceremony if you had your photo taken by an Artona photographer. If you did not, you can visit the Campus Card office before or after your convocation ceremony to have your alumni membership card photo taken.

Membership in the UFV Alumni Association entitles you to perks and privileges. There are also opportunities to get involved and develop your professional network.

To stay in touch with UFV on LinkedIn and join a network of more than 8,000 professionals, list UFV in your education profile.

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Help future students

We look forward to celebrating with you at convocation. Can you help a student in need finish their studies and make it to their graduation too?

Join your classmates and support the students following in your footsteps by donating $20.16 today and your gift will be quadrupled by other matching gifts. Challenge your parents, friends, and professors to do the same. Make 2016 the biggest class gift for future students. Donate now!

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