Ceremony 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).

Please plan to allow for extra time to get to Convocation. Campus will be busy with many other students and their families heading to Convocation.

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Dates and Times

All Convocation ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. or 3 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 10 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony in preparation for the Academic Procession.

Ceremonies are approximately two hours long.


Fall Convocation 2017

Fall Convocation 2017 will be held on November 21 and 22. Faculty assignments to these dates are as follows:

Tuesday, November 21 - 3 p.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: Mr. Bob McDonald
Order of Ceremonies: TBA

Faculties of:

  • Science
    Bachelors, Masters (MSc), PhD
  • Engineering
    Bachelors, Masters (MSc, MEng), PhD
  • Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences
    Bachelors, Masters (MAg, MFor, MSc) PhD
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
    Masters, PhD
  • Public Health
    Masters (MPublic Health, MSc), PhD
Wednesday, November 22 - 10 a.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: Honourable Justice Jean Edouard Léon Côté
Order of Ceremonies: TBA

Faculties of:

  • Medicine & Dentistry
    Bachelors, Masters (MSc), PhD
  • Arts
    Bachelors, Masters (MA, MDes, MFA, MMus), DMus, PhD
  • Extension
    MACT
  • Business
    Bachelors, Masters (MBA, MFM), PhD
  • Faculté Saint-Jean
    Baccalauréat, Maitrîse (Arts, Education)
  • Native Studies
    Bachelors, Masters
  • Augustana
    Bachelors
  • Centre Collegial de l'Alberta
    Diplomas
Wednesday, November 22 - 3 p.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: Ms. Tricia Smith
Order of Ceremonies: TBA

Faculties of:

  • Law
    Juris Doctor, Masters (LLM), PhD
  • Education
    Bachelors, Masters (MEd, MLIS), PhD, EdD, Diplomas
  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Bachelors, Pharm D, Masters, PhD
  • Nursing
    Bachelors, Masters, PhD
  • Physical Education and Recreation
    Bachelors, Masters, PhD

Spring Convocation 2018

The dates for Spring Convocation 2018 are June 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, and 14. Faculty assignments to these dates are as follows:

Sunday, June 3 - 2:30 p.m.
Convocation Speaker: TBA
Order of Ceremonies: TBA
Faculty of:
  • Augustana
    Bachelors
    This ceremony is held in Camrose. For additional information please visit Augustana Convocation.
Tuesday, June 5 - 3 p.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: TBA
Order of Ceremonies: TBA
Faculties of:
  • Nursing
    Bachelors, Masters, PhD
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
    Masters, PhD
Wednesday, June 6 - 10 a.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: TBA
Order of Ceremonies: TBA
Faculties of:
  • Arts (Departments A – L only)
    Bachelors, Masters (MA, MDes, MFA), PhD
  • Faculté Saint-Jean
    Baccalauréat, Maîtrise (MA, MEd)
  • Extension 
    Masters (MACT)
  • Centre Collegial de l'Alberta
    Diplomas
Wednesday, June 6 - 3 p.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: TBA
Order of Ceremonies: TBA
Faculties of:
  • Arts (Departments M – Z only)
    Bachelors, Masters (MA, MMus), PhD, DMus
  • Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation
    Bachelors, Masters, PhD
Thursday, June 7 - 10 a.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: TBA
Order of Ceremonies: TBA
Faculty of:
  • Science
    Bachelors (general degrees only)
Thursday, June 7 - 3 p.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: TBA
Order of Ceremonies: TBA
Faculties of: 
  • Science
    Bachelors (honors and specialization degrees only), Masters, PhD
  • Public Health
    Masters (MPH, MSc), PhD
Friday, June 8 - 10 a.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: TBA
Order of Ceremonies: TBA
Faculty of:
  • Medicine and Dentistry
    Bachelors, Masters, PhD
  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Bachelors, PharmD, Masters, PhD
Friday, June 8 - 3 p.m.
Graduation Speaker: TBA
Order of Ceremonies: TBA
Faculty of:
Tuesday, June 12 - 10 a.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: TBA
Order of Ceremonies: TBA
Faculties of:
  • Law
    Bachelors (Juris Doctor), Masters, PhD
  • Education (Elementary Education)
    Bachelors, Masters, PhD, EdD, Diplomas
Tuesday, June 12 - 3 p.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: TBA
Order of Ceremonies: TBA
Faculties of:
  • Education (all departments except Elementary Education)
    Bachelors, Masters (MEd, MLIS), EdD, Diplomas
Wednesday, June 13 - 10 a.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: TBA
Order of Ceremonies: TBA
Faculty of:
  • Engineering (Chemical, Civil, Mining, Materials, and Petroleum degrees only)
    Bachelors, Masters (MSc, MEng), PhD
Wednesday, June 13 - 3 p.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: TBA
Order of Ceremonies: TBA
Faculty of:
  • Engineering (Computer, Electrical, Engineering Physics, and Mechanical degrees only)
    Bachelors, Masters (MSc, MEng), PhD
  • Native Studies
    Bachelors, Masters
Thursday, June 14 - 10 a.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient: TBA
Order of Ceremonies: TBA
Faculties of:
  • Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences
    Bachelors, Masters (MAg, MFor, MSc), PhD
  • Business
    Masters (MBA, MFM), PhD
Thursday, June 14 - 3 p.m. 
Honorary Degree Recipient: TBA
Order of Ceremonies: TBA
Faculties of:
  • Business
    Bachelors degrees only