Ceremonies Dates and Times

Location

University of Alberta convocation ceremonies are held in the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium located on 114 Street and 87 Avenue (except Augustana Faculty which is held in Camrose).

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Dates and Times

All Convocation ceremonies begin at 10:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m. (except Augustana Faculty which has a ceremony start time of 2:30 p.m.). as outlined in the tables below. Guests and graduates must be seated at least ten minutes prior to the start of the ceremony in preparation for the Academic Procession.

Ceremonies are approximately two hours long.

Spring Convocation 2015

Spring Convocation 2015 will be held on May 31 (Augustana), June 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, and 11. Faculty assignments to these dates are as follows:

Sunday, May 31 - 2:30 p.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: Dr. Russell Schnell
Order of Ceremonies: TBA
Faculty of:
  • Augustana
    Bachelors
    This ceremony is held in Camrose. For additional information please visit Augustana Convocation.
Tuesday, June 2 - 3:00 p.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: Dr. Robert Church          
Order of Ceremonies: TBA
Faculty of:
  • Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences (Centenary Celebration)
    Bachelors, Masters (MAg, MFor, MSc), Doctor of Philosophy
Wednesday, June 3 - 10:00 a.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: Mr. David Hancock
Order of Ceremonies: TBA
Faculties of:
  • Law
    Bachelors, Masters, Doctor of Philosophy
  • Education (Elementary degrees only)
    Bachelors, Masters (MEd), Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education
Wednesday, June 3 - 3:00 p.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: Ms. Jane Ash Poitras
Order of Ceremonies: TBA
Faculties of:
  • Education (Secondary, Adult, Diploma in Education, Ed Policy Studies, MLIS, Ed Psych degrees only)
    Bachelors, Masters (MEd, MLIS), Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Diplomas in Education
  • Native Studies
    Bachelors, Masters
Thursday, June 4 - 10:00 a.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: Dr. Xian-En Zhang
Order of Ceremonies: TBA
Faculty of:
  • Science
    Bachelors (General degrees only), Masters, Doctor of Philosophy
Thursday, June 4 - 3:00 p.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: Mr. Danny Gaudet
Order of Ceremonies: TBA
Faculties of:
  • Science
    Bachelors (Honors and Specialization degrees only)
  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Bachelors, Doctor of Pharmacy, Masters, Doctor of Philosophy
Friday, June 5 - 10:00 a.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: Dr. Dennis Slamon
Order of Ceremonies: TBA
Faculties of:
  • Medicine and Dentistry
    Bachelors, Masters, Doctor of Philosophy
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
    Masters, Doctor of Philosophy
  • Public Health
    Masters (MPublic Health, MSc), Doctor of Philosophy
Friday, June 5 - 3:00 p.m.
Faculty of:
Monday, June 8 - 3:00 p.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: Dr. Stephen Toope
Order of Ceremonies: TBA
Faculty of:
  • Business
    Bachelors, Masters (MBA, MFM), Doctor of Philosophy
Tuesday, June 9 - 10:00 a.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: Dr. Guaning Su
Order of Ceremonies: TBA
Faculty of:
  • Engineering (Chemical, Civil, Mining, Materials, Petroleum degrees only)
    Bachelors, Masters (MSc, MEng), Doctor of Philosophy
Tuesday, June 9 - 3:00 p.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: Rear-Admiral Jennifer Bennett
Order of Ceremonies (coming soon)
Faculty of:
  • Engineering (Computer, Electrical, Engineering Physics, Mechanical degrees only)
    Bachelors, Masters (MSc, MEng), Doctor of Philosophy
Wednesday, June 10 - 10:00 a.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: Dr. Patricia Clements
Order of Ceremonies: TBA
Faculties of:
  • Arts (Departments A-L only)
    Bachelors, Masters (MA, MDes, MFA), Doctor of Philosophy
  • Extension
    Masters (Communication and Technology degree only)
Wednesday, June 10 - 3:00 p.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: Mme Chantal St-Cyr Hébert
Order of Ceremonies: TBA
Faculties of:
  • Arts (Departments M-Z only)
    Bachelors, Masters (MA, MMus), Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Music
  • Faculté Saint-Jean
    Baccalauréat (Bacc Arts, Bacc Ed, Bacc Science), Maîtrise (Arts, Education)
Thursday, June 11 - 10:00 a.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: Mr. Bruce Saville
Order of Ceremonies: TBA
Faculties of:
  • Nursing
    Bachelors, Masters, Doctor of Philosophy
  • Physical Education and Recreation
    Bachelors, Masters, Doctor of Philosophy

Fall Convocation 2015

Fall Convocation 2015 will be held on November 17 and 18. Faculty assignments to these dates are as follows:

Tuesday, November 17 - 3:00 p.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: TBA
Order of Ceremonies: TBA
Faculties of:
  • Law
    Bachelors, Masters 
  • Arts
    Bachelors, Masters (MA, MDes, MFA), PhD
  • Engineering
    Bachelors, Masters (MSc, MEng), PhD
  • Extension
    Masters (MACT)
  • Business
    Bachelors, Masters (MBA, MFM), PhD
Wednesday, November 18 - 10:00 a.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: TBA
Order of Ceremonies: TBA
Faculties of:
  • Medicine and Dentistry
    Bachelors, Masters (MSc), PhD
  • Science
    Bachelors, Masters (MSc), PhD
  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Bachelors, PharmD, Masters, PhD
  • Nursing
    Bachelors, Masters, PhD, 
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
    Masters, PhD
  • Public Health
    Masters (MPublic Health, MSc), PhD
Wednesday, November 18 - 3:00 p.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: TBA
Order of Ceremonies: TBA
Faculties of:
  • Education
    Bachelors, Masters (MEd, MLIS), PhD, EdD, Diplomas
  • Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences
    Bachelors, Masters (MAg, MFor, MSc), PhD
  • Physical Education and Recreation
    Bachelors, Masters, PhD
  • Faculté Saint-Jean
    Baccalauréat, Maîtrise (Arts, Education)
  • Native Studies
    Bachelors, Masters
  • Augustana
    Bachelors