VIU Students

Convocation Information

The convocation ceremonies at Vancouver Island University honour the achievement of our graduating students. These ceremonies are held twice per year and all faculty are invited to participate.

On the Convocation site, general information regarding Convocation is posted, as well as information specific to students and faculty.

Convocation Ceremony Dates:

Vancouver Island University holds its Convocation ceremonies in June and in late January or early February. For exact dates, please refer to the Schedule of Important Dates.

Academic Regalia:

At Convocation ceremonies, faculty are invited to participate in the procession as a member of the platform party. Regalia is worn by all those involved, but for those who do not own their own regalia, it can be rented or purchased online through the Campus Store. Online regalia ordering is activated in late October for the January/February ceremonies and in late February for the June ceremonies.

Regalia is worn by all graduates. The cap and gown style denote whether the degree is a bachelor, master, or Doctoral degree, while the colours on the hood and those that adorn the doctoral gown represent the school and discipline of study.

If you have any questions, please visit VIU Convocation or contact:

Lorrie Hayden
Administrative Assistant,  Registrar & Convocation
Phone: 250-753-3245, Ext. 2234