Five easy steps to enjoy UFV Convocation
Congratulations! You are one of a class of over 2,000 students who will graduate from UFV this year. Convocation is an opportunity to celebrate your achievements at UFV and to share this significant milestone with your family and friends. Convocation is scheduled for June 11 - 12, 2015. Everyone is welcome to attend UFV ceremonies, held annually at the Abbotsford Centre. No tickets are needed to attend the ceremonies and parking is free!
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Apply to graduate and check the schedule
Apply to graduate at Office of the Registrar before Wed, April 1. Fee is $25. Requests submitted April 2-May 1 are $75.
On June 11 and 12 UFV will hold four graduation ceremonies.
Check the schedule to find out when you and your classmates will walk the stage.
Not sure what to expect on that day? View A day in a life of a UFV grad to get a glimpse of what happens behind the scene at UFV convocation.
Pre-order your gown, cap, and tassel
You will need to order your gown online from Gaspards and benefit from their early bird rate. The early bird rate is available now until Tuesday, May 26 buildagrad.ca/ufraservalley. After the deadline you may still order regalia on the day of your ceremony, at full cost.
The cost when you pre-order is $40 taxes included. Gaspards accepts Visa and Mastercard for online payment. The cost to order regalia on site at the ceremony is $60. The fee includes rental of a black gown and UFV hood and the purchase of a cap, tassel and year charm.
Have questions about regalia? View our regalia FAQs.
Invite family & friends
Feel free to invite as many friends and family members to your UFV convocation as you wish. The Abbotsford Centre, located a 33800 King Road in Abbotsford, features over 2,500 seats, which are available entirely free of charge on a first-come, first-serve basis for each ceremony.
Flowers and UFV wear will be available for purchase on the concourse if your loved ones would like to mark the occasion with a gift. They can also review gift options and pre-order if they prefer.
If your guests come from afar, you may need to arrange accommodations. Check out our list of nearby accommodations.
Get involved with the UFV Alumni Association
As a UFV graduate, you are a member of the UFV Alumni Association.
Your alumni membership card will be available to you at your graduation ceremony if you had your photo taken by an Artona photographer. If you did not, you can visit the Campus Card office before or after your convocation ceremony to have your alumni membership card photo taken.
Membership in the UFV Alumni Association entitles you to perks and privileges. There are also opportunities to get involved and develop your professional network.
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