Frequently Asked Questions

View the frequently asked questions below to help prepare you for your Convocation Ceremony.

 Location and Guest Arrival

Convocation will be held at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in downtown Vancouver. 

Please have your guests arrive 1 hour prior to the start of the ceremony. Those who are more than 30 minutes late after the start of the ceremony may have their unclaimed guest ticket released to guests without tickets. 

Convocation Ceremony

No, they will be picked up prior to the convocation ceremony. For more information, please visit the Graduation page.  

The ceremony lasts approximately 2.5 hours.

To prevent disruption of the ceremony, all graduates and their guests must remain in the theatre until the conclusion of the entire ceremony.

Professional photographers from Lifetouch capture your moment at the Convocation Ceremonies. Each graduate is photographed on stage and backstage during the ceremony. Previews of these photographs are sent to each student following the ceremony with information on how to order. The ceremony will also be livestreamed and a recording will be available online following the event. 

Yes, guests may take photos and/or video of the ceremony. However, we request that guests remain in their seats and be mindful of other guests when taking photos. 

If you or any of your guests are unable to attend convocation, please contact as soon as possible to cancel your tickets.

Graduates are only invited to attend the Convocation Ceremonies for the year they graduated and the ceremony assigned to their credential. 

Graduates from Summer Semester 2022, Fall Semester 2022, and Spring Semester 2023 will be invited to attend the 2023 Convocation ceremonies. To see which ceremony your credential is included in please review the Ceremony Schedule.

If you are a Regular Studies student, please visit the Graduation page for more information.

If you are a Continuing Studies student, visit the Continuing Studies Graduation page or email to determine if your program meets the eligibility requirements for visitor visa applications.

Yes! Langara Alumni is excited to host, you, your fellow grads, and loved ones at the plaza, šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn (formerly the QET Plaza, June 2018) in front of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Join us for music, photo opportunities, and more. 



Prior to the event, please contact so that staff can arrange any necessary accommodations. If an unexpected accessibility issue arises that you were not able to communicate prior to convocation, on the day of the ceremony please come to the Will Call window and Convocation staff will assist you. 


Prior to the event, please contact so that staff can arrange any necessary accommodations. If you were unable to contact the Convocation Team prior to the ceremony, on the day of the ceremony, please have your guest identify themselves to the venue ushers. Closed captioning will be available. 


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