What is a Virtual Celebration?
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.
I graduated in 2020, can I participate in the 2021 virtual ceremony?
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 ufv.ca/convocation soon.
Do I still need to apply to graduate?
Yes. The deadline is April 1. Submit a Graduation Request form for the Office of the Registrar to apply.
Can my friends and family watch the virtual convocation?
Yes. The virtual convocation link will be posted publicly on the UFV convocation website. No tickets or sign-up are required.
I want to wait to attend an in-person ceremony – how do I do that?
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.
When I applied to graduate I indicated ‘No’ I did not want to participate in Convocation. Will I still receive a graduation celebration box and may I still participate in Convocation?
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.
How do I receive my parchment?
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 my.ufv.ca
If you graduated in 2020, you have already received your parchment.
If you still have questions regarding your graduation status, please email email@example.com.
Can I still get graduation photos?
Should I rent regalia?
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.
How do I submit a photo and write-up for my commemorative grad slide?
What is the deadline for submitting content for my commemorative slide?
June 1, 2021
I made an error on my submission for my commemorative grad slide. How do I correct it?
Please respond to the e-mail you received and outline the error and correction you are requesting. You can also e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
I missed the deadline to submit a photo and write-up for my commemorative grad slide. Can I still submit something?
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.
What is a celebration box?
Graduating students will receive a special complimentary celebration box in the mail which will include souvenir grad cap & tassel.
How and when will I receive a graduation celebration box?
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 my.ufv.ca.
If you graduated in 2020, you have already received your celebration box.