Convocation FAQs

Convocation FAQs for Spring 2021

UFV's Virtual Celebration is an interactive website that features ceremonial videos, inspirational speeches, and your commemorative grad slides. You can listen to messages of encouragement and congratulations from UFV's President & Vice-Chancellor, student speakers from the graduating class, UFV's distinguished honorary degree recipients, and the Chair of the Alumni Association. 

There will be no Zoom participation required from graduates. Sit back, relax, and enjoy celebrating your achievements from the comfort of your living room.

The Virtual Celebration website will premiere on June 18 at 7PM with a link that is coming soon.

Yes! All 2020 and 2021 graduates are eligible to participate in the June 2021 virtual celebration. We will mail and email you instructions on how to participate. More information will be posted on soon.

Yes. The deadline is April 1. Submit a Graduation Request form for the Office of the Registrar to apply.

Yes. The virtual convocation link will be posted publicly on the UFV convocation website. No tickets or sign-up are required.


Due to the restrictions on large gatherings as part of BC’s COVID-19 response, convocation ceremonies at UFV are being held virtually. Students are not able to defer their convocation to a later date.

Yes! The graduation celebration boxes will be sent in early June to all students that applied to graduate in the Convocation year 2021 and all these graduates are welcome to participate in the Spring 2021 virtual Convocation.

Upon Senate conferral of your credential, your parchment will be mailed to the address you provided when you applied to graduate. Your parchment will not be sent within your graduation celebration box. Please ensure your mailing address is up to date on your account via

If you graduated in 2020, you have already received your parchment.

If you still have questions regarding your graduation status, please email

UFV uses Artona, a third-party photographer, for our convocation ceremonies. Artona’s photography studio is open, for individual portrait photography only. Please visit the Artona website to book an appointment. If you have questions for Artona please contact their online support team directly.

Graduates may be interested in renting UFV regalia to take photos at their homes with their family and friends. This opportunity has been offered by UFV's regalia provider, Gaspard, and includes a souvenir cap and tassel with the 2021 year charm. 

Students do not need to rent regalia to participate in the Virtual Celebration on June 18. However, some students may want to use their photos in regalia on their Commemorative Grad Slide. 

Commemorative Grad Slide and Celebration boxes

You will receive an e-mail at the beginning of May from with a link for the submission. If you do not receive a link, please contact and include your faculty and student number.

June 1, 2021

Please respond to the e-mail you received and outline the error and correction you are requesting. You can also e-mail

No – due to the processing time late submissions are not being accepted. A slide will still be created that will include your name and credential.

Graduating students will receive a special complimentary celebration box in the mail which will include souvenir grad cap & tassel.

If you applied to graduate in the Convocation year 2021, you will be mailed a convocation celebration box in June. It will be sent to your mailing address on file with UFV. Please ensure it is up-to-date by visiting

If you graduated in 2020, you have already received your celebration box.

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