Convocation 2022

Update October, 2021

In light of the ongoing uncertainty of the public health situation, and in an effort to explore how best to celebrate our graduates now and in the future, the University has decided to postpone our January 2022 celebrations and combine them with our convocation events in June. Details for our June 2022 convocation will be posted on this page as they become available. Please contact us at with any questions.


Students nearing completion of their programs are reminded that Convocation and Graduation are two separate events.  All procedures for Graduation remain unchanged, with the exception that all parchments are currently being mailed out after graduation has been confirmed instead of being handed out at a Convocation ceremony.

Graduation 2021

Virtual Celebration

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the public health order banning large public gatherings, VIU could not host in-person convocation ceremonies in 2021. A Virtual Graduation Celebration honouring its graduates took place on June 24, 2021 at 2:00 pm. See the recording under Historical Convocation Ceremony Information.