VIP Instructions

UNBC recognizes your support and contribution to this institution, and as VIPs, we invite you to share the achievements of our graduates and other distinguished special guests during the annual Convocation.  VIPs are made up of family and friends of award recipients, as well as representatives of UNBC communities, donors, alumni, faculty and media.


In April, VIPs will be emailed and/or mailed an invitation, to participate in the Prince George campus ceremonies [Ceremony 1 (AM) - 9:30am start, Ceremony 2 (PM) - 2:30pm start].

Graduate Celebrations

The Graduate Celebrations are organized independently, so you may be contacted by the a Campus Office with specific invitations to their celebrations.  If you have any questions, please contact the campuses directly.  Click here for information.

Note:  The Convocation Office does not take RSVPs for the Graduate Celebrations.


To confirm attendance to the Prince George campus Annual Convocation Ceremonies, you must submit a completed RSVP Form by Wednesday, May 1st.   Please note:  Emailed RSVPs will NOT be accepted.  

If you have accessibility needs (i.e. wheelchair/walker seating, closed captioning needs, elevator access, etc.), please ensure you note specific need within the "Is there anything else you would like us to know?" section of the RSVP.

Ceremony instructions

On the day of the Ceremony, please plan to arrive at the Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre (NSC) at least 1 hour prior to the start of the ceremony (or ceremonies) that you are attending. Light refreshments will be available and staff will be available for any assistance you may need. 

Schedule and seating

An itinerary and information sheet will be emailed to you in early May confirming your RSVP, and providing you with up-to-date Ceremony information and instructions.  Prior to Ceremony start, VIPs will be lead by VIP Hosts to the Northern Sport Centre Gymnasium and will be seated in a reserved section.


Although VIPs are not required to wear regalia, the formality of the occasion dictates traditional or business casual attire be worn.

Additional information

While the VIP Room will be locked while the Ceremony is occurring, it is recommended that you take personal items with you.  


Parking at the Northern Sport Centre is reserved for Platform Party and VIPs.  You will receive a VIP parking pass with your itinerary, which should be displayed on your dashboard during Convocation day so it is visible to Traffic Control personnel.


Reservations for UNBC guests can be made at various hotels, but should be made well in advance.  Please view the Guests link for hotel suggestions.