Updated: April 9, 2020 - 3 pm

June 2020 convocation ceremonies postponed

UFV is following the direction of the BC Provincial Health Officer and the requirements of the BC and federal governments during the COVID-19 pandemic in maintaining social distance, keeping our community healthy, and flattening the curve.

Convocation ceremonies are separate from your achievement of graduating. If you have earned your credential and completed the graduation requirements (visit UFV graduation for details), then you will have graduated and will receive your credential in the mail — even if we don’t celebrate together on stage until a future date.

We will share new convocation plans, once finalized, here and by email to all our students.

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Join us to support your grads

You are invited

Dr. James Mandigo, Provost and Vice-President, Academic invites you to attend our 2020 Convocation ceremonies:

  • Tuesday, June 9 @ 9:30 am Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies, Faculty of Science
  • Tuesday, June 9 @ 2:30 pm College of Arts
  • Wednesday, June 10 @ 9:30 am Faculty of Access and Continuing Education, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Wednesday, June 10 @ 2:30 pm Faculty of Professional Studies

View detailed schedule

RSVP for Gown Order

Do you have your own regalia? Please wear it. It will add to the pomp and color of the day. You can rent or purchase your own regalia from your alma mater by contacting Gaspard’s.

Unfortunately, UFV is unable to cover the cost of specialty regalia rental or purchase. But if you RSVP online, using the form on the right, UFV will provide you with a black gown in your size and a UFV faculty hood you can wear for the ceremony. Please note: Deadline to reserve a gown is May 22, 2020.

Team Convocation

Many of you also support our UFV grads before each ceremony with gowning, marshalling or other graduation activities. I encourage you to sign up for Team Convocation positions which do not conflict with your ability to participate in the faculty procession for your students.

Day of Ceremony

On graduation day, please plan to arrive at the faculty gowning area and lounge 45 minutes prior to the ceremony start time.

The faculty gowning area is located on the arena floor level of the Abbotsford Centre (AC). Backstage access to the area is from the south side of the AC, near employee parking lot 2A.

View a map of the venue outlining faculty entrance

Light refreshments will be available in the faculty lounge. Team Convocation members will assist you with regalia and then direct you to the marshalling area behind the stage on the main arena floor.

Please allow up to 3 hours for each ceremony.

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