Graduation/Convocation

The University of Alberta Convocation ceremonies, coordinated by the Convocation and Ceremonies unit of the Office of the Registrar, are held twice a year in Spring and Fall. Convocation celebrates the accomplishment of graduation and includes a rich history of traditions.

Preparing for Convocation
Convocation is an exciting and memorable event that marks the rite of passage from student to graduate. Ensure you are prepared for your convocation and you know what to expect on your big day.

Attending Convocation
Ensure that you and your guests know where to go, when to be there, how to get there, and more.

Convocation Ceremonies and Traditions
Watch webcasts of previous convocation ceremonies, find your name and those of your friends in the lists of graduates, and read about the history of honorary degrees and other ceremonial traditions.

Parchments and Proof of Graduation 
How to get your official degree parchment, reprints or proof of graduation.

Memorabilia
Commemorate your convocation ceremony with official University of Alberta convocation memorabilia.

Contact and Forms
Still need help? Find out who to contact for assistance.


Augustana Students
Visit Augustana Convocation for more details.

Faculty of Extension Students
Visit Faculty of Extension Graduation for more details.

Update your info
Ensure all your details are correct for the big day, including your parchment name, by Monday, May 15. Learn more »

Confirm your attendance
Let us know if you plan to attend your ceremony.
Learn how to reserve your seat »

Check for financial holds
You need to pay any outstanding amounts by Tuesday, May 23, in order to receive your degree at Convocation. Check Bear Tracks »

Guest tickets
Guest tickets are reserved for graduands who advise us of their intention to attend the ceremony. Learn more »

Update your address
If you can’t attend the ceremony we will mail your degree. Learn more »

#UAlberta17
Use the #UAlberta17 hashtag on social media sites and we'll be able to collect your stories on the convocation page.