DAY-OF DETAILS FOR GRADUATES
What time is the commencement ceremony?
The ceremony will take place at the Orpheum on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 1:30 p.m. Venue doors open at 12:30 p.m. for guests and the auditorium will open at 1 p.m.
What do I need to know about my regalia?
Please see the regalia page of this website or the FAQs below.
Where do I park?
Please see the directions and parking page or the location and parking FAQs below.
RECEIVING YOUR DIPLOMA
Will I receive my diploma at the ceremony?
Will my diploma be mailed to me?
How can I update the address my diploma is mailed to?
How do I order my regalia?
The University rents regalia for each student to wear during commencement. Regalia orders are filled based on information provided in the graduation petition form. It is picked up the morning of the ceremony upon entering the theatre at the Granville St. entrance.
Master’s graduates can keep their mortarboard and tassel. Doctoral graduates can keep their hood, mortarboard, and tassel.
All other regalia items but must be returned to the regalia tables near the Granville St. entrance following the ceremony.
Are honor cords available?
Adler does not provide honor cords.
How many tickets will graduates receive?
Are additional tickets available?
How do I access my tickets?
If guests are unable to attend, can they watch the ceremony?
Are there accessible seating options and support available at the venue?
LOCATION & PARKING INFORMATION
Where is this year’s ceremony?
The Vancouver Campus Commencement Ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Orpheum.
The Orpheum is located at:
601 Smithe Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6B 3L4
Is parking available & how much does it cost?
There is no parking attached to the Orpheum. Short-term parking is available at parkades near the venue or on the street. Please be mindful of parking restrictions on street and at meters.
Is public transportation available to the venue?
Yes, the Orpheum is easily accessed by public transportation, including the SkyTrain. If you’re taking the Expo Line, hop off the train at Granville station and head south on Granville towards Smithe Street. If you’re taking the Canada Line, exit at Vancouver City Centre station and walk south on Granville street towards Smithe. The Orpheum can also be accessed by many trolley bus lines. Check the Translink website for schedules and routes.