This checklist will help you navigate the required steps you need to do in order to graduate from UNBC.
1. Confirm Degree and Requirements
Use the Degree Evaluation Tool within Student Online Services to confirm that the current curriculum appearing for you is the program you intend to graduate with. If the curriculum appears incorrect (example: missing a minor), please submit the appropriate declaration form found at: www.unbc.ca/registrar/forms. If you have any questions about your degree requirements, please see Student Advising.
This step is not required.
2. Apply to Graduate
The Application to Graduate is mandatory for processing all graduation requests, and must be done by the deadline. A non-refundable, non-transferable processing fee will accompany each application. If you are graduating with multiple credentials (e.g. a degree and a certificate) you will need to apply for each separately. The online application for graduation is now open.
If you are having trouble, please click here for instructions.
The RSVP form will open in March. All graduands are required to RSVP by April 30, even if you do not plan to attend.
To access the RSVP, log into MyUNBC.ca and find the link to the ConvocationRSVP Form on the right hand side under "Applications". Once open, click on the Fill Convocation RSVP Form. If you have any trouble logging into the student portal, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Up until the deadline, you can edit your submission if your attendance plans change. Please note that Class Song voting is finalized by the deadline, so vote changes will not be counted after April 30.
If you are attempting to submit before the deadline, and cannot find the link, you can email email@example.com or call the Convocation Office at 250-960-6304.
Tickets for Guests
- Click the link found in your RSVP confirmation email.
- Log in to register guest tickets online.
- Select a ceremony from the list and follow the instructions to select the number and type of tickets (Please select the College indicated on your RSVP form - if none was indicated please contact the Convocation Office).
- Printed tickets are required for all guests to gain entry to the ceremony (except children under 3 who will be asked to sit on caretaker's lap).
- Each graduand is guaranteed four (4) guest tickets.
- Deadline for registration of initial four (4) tickets is May 12. After this deadline, all UNUSED tickets are rescinded into a secondary pool.
- A limited amount of additional tickets may become available on May 14 - limit two (2) per graduand, first come first served, same process as the first online registration.
- Final deadline for registration of tickets is May 21.
- Tickets are unique and will be scanned for validation; duplicates will be denied entry.
- First come first served seating (mostly bleacher seating).
- Guests may line up one (1) hour prior to start of the ceremony.
- Guests without tickets will be asked to view the Live Feed in the Canfor Lecture Theatre (6-213).
- Streaming of the event will also be available on the UNBC website.
- You can register Accessibility tickets for guests needing special accommodation; limited quantities, and limit of two (2) per graduand (included in your total ticket allotment).
4. Order Convocation Regalia
Graduands are required to wear black gowns, or specific graduate level regalia, as well as the appropriate hoods for their degree. These items are rented or purchased through the UNBC Bookstore.
Tassels and mortarboard may be purchased to wear at Convocation, and kept as keepsakes, but are not required.
Regalia will be available starting April 1st.
5. Ensure Fees are Paid
You will not receive your parchment until you pay all outstanding fees. Not all fees show up on your Student Services account, so please contact the Cashier's Office to confirm status: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-960-6531.
6. Check UNBC email
In order to ensure privacy, all email communications related to your official degree audit and Convocation are sent to your UNBC student email account. If you cannot access this account, your password may need to be changed.
Note: maintaining access to UNBC email is your responsibility; external preferred emails will not be used for graduation purposes.
If you applied to graduate, various emails will be sent in the Winter semester. If you are not receiving any information about graduation or Convocation please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
7. Prepare for Convocation Day
Family and friends
Don't leave them in the dark! Give them all the information they need to help celebrate your amazing accomplishment.
Don't be in the dark! Make sure to read all our communications, and use the reference material provided to get the information you need. We are certainly here to answer any questions you have, but a lot of the information is easily found if you prepare.
8. Celebrate Your Day!
You deserve it!