UBC to hold virtual spring convocation ceremony

Mar 26 2020, 11:46 am

After stating on Wednesday that Term 1 of summer classes will be held online, the University of British Columbia (UBC) has made another important announcement to students.

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, UBC’s spring convocation will not be done in-person but will instead take place online.

“We have made the difficult decision to celebrate Spring 2020 Graduation virtually, instead of in-person,” said the school on their website.

UBC explained they are “currently working out the details for the virtual ceremonies” and that graduating students and guests will all participate online.

At this time, students will not need to book or rent regalia, and anyone who has already booked one for Spring 2020 will receive a full refund.

UBC said they will mail diplomas to graduating students, and students will not be able to defer their attendance to any future graduating ceremonies, nor will they be allowed to withdraw their May graduation application. There will, however, be the option to opt-out of the virtual ceremony.