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.

Augustana students:
Visit Augustana Convocation for more details.

Faculty of Extension students:
Visit Faculty of Extension Graduation for more details.

Preparing for Graduation

  1. Apply for your degree in Bear Tracks
  2. Check Convocation ceremony dates
  3. Update your intention to attend and reserve academic apparel in Bear Tracks
  4. Pay any outstanding university fees
  5. Pick up your apparel and convocation packet

Learn more about preparing for graduation »

Webcast and Commemorative Videos

The University of Alberta is pleased to offer our graduates and their families who are unable to attend the Convocation ceremonies the opportunity to view the ceremony through a real-time webcast

Commemorative videos of the Convocation ceremonies are available for purchase on DVD - to receive yours, complete the video order form and return it with payment as indicated.


Use the #UAlberta16 hashtag on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook (public updates), Tumblr, Google Plus, or other social media sites and we'll be able to collect your stories for our Storify featured on See our #UAlberta16 Storify.

Guest Tickets

Guest tickets are reserved for graduands who advise us of their intention to attend the ceremony. For Fall 2016 Convocation, graduands are eligible for three guest tickets (at no cost) in addition to the graduate ticket. Extra tickets may become available as graduands take less than their maximum. Visit Guest Tickets for more details.

Lists of Graduates

Starting in Spring 2014, lists of University of Alberta graduates are available to view and/or print on our Lists of Graduates page.

Convocation Memorabilia

Visit Convocation Memorabilia for more information about graduate photos, class rings, parchment frames, and University of Alberta Bookstore specials!


The Jubilee Car Park has been reserved for graduates and their families attending convocation. The cost is $6 for those attending convocation. View more parking options »