Information for VIP Guests

UNBC recognizes your support and contribution to this institution, and as VIPs, we invite you to share the achievements of our graduates and other distinguished special guests during the annual Convocation. VIPs are made up of family and friends of award recipients, as well as representatives of communities, donors, alumni, faculty, and media.


VIPs will be emailed and/or mailed an invitation, to participate in the Prince George campus ceremonies (CASHS and CSAM), prior to April.

Regional Campus Celebrations

The Regional campus Celebrations are organized independently, so you may be contacted by either the Regional Programs Office or the individual campuses with specific invitations to their celebrations. If you have questions please contact the campuses directly or the Regional Programs Office. Click here for contact information.

Note: The Convocation Office will no longer take RSVPs for the Regional Celebrations.


To confirm attendance to any of these events, you must submit a completed RSVP form by Friday April 30. Please note: Email RSVPs will NOT be accepted.

Ceremony Instructions

Please report to Studio 1 at the Northern Sports Centre (NSC) at least 1 hour prior to the start of the ceremony (or ceremonies) that you are attending.

Refreshments and light snacks will be served all day and staff will be available for any assistance you may need.

Schedule & Seating

Upon completion of your online RSVP, you will receive an itinerary via email.

VIPs will be lined up by the host and will be seated in the reserved section just prior to the start of the ceremony.


Although VIPs are not required to wear regalia, the formality of occasion dictates at least a business causal attire.

Additional Information

There is no secure storage space available at the NSC, so it is recommended that you leave personal items, such as purses and coats, in your office or vehicle.

Graduation Celebration

All special guests are invited to join graduates, their family and friends, and the UNBC community for the Graduation Celebration in the Agora courtyard.


Parking at the NSC is reserved to the Platform Party and VIPs. You will receive a VIP parking pass with your itinerary, which should be displayed on your dashboard during Convocation day so it is visible to Traffic Control personnel.


Reservations for UNBC guests can be made at various hotels, but should be made well in advance. Please contact or call 250-960-6304 for more information on special pricing.