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2024 Graduation Information




Feb 20 to 23

  • Grad Ceremony Confirmation & Grad Gown order form (paper) distributed to students.

Feb 27

  • ICBC Presentation – 1:00 – 2:00 pm (last half of Period 3 and FIT) in the Gym

March 7

  • Grade 12 Assembly (Re: Capstone) – at FIT in the LLC

March 13 

  • Grad Ceremony Confirmation & Grad Gown order form due to the Office at 3:00 pm

April 3

  • Graduation Citation Survey Form Open (April 3 to 26) ** the link to survey will be posted on the Grade 12 Teams Channel

April 12

  • Valedictorian Nominations Open (forms available from the Office)

April 19

  • Valedictorian Nomination Forms due to the Office at 10:00 am

April 26

  • Valedictorian Nominee Video Speeches are due at 10:00 am 
  • Graduation Ceremony Citation due by on-line survey form at 3:00 pm 

May 1

  • Valedictorian Nominee Video Speeches will be posted on Grade 12 Teams 

May 1 to 3

  • Valedictorian on-line voting days

May 1 to 24 

  • Grad Ceremony (additional) tickets available for purchase on School Cash On-line

May 21

  • Grade 12 Technical Practice in assigned event rooms (Re Capstone) – at FIT 

May 23

  • Capstone Presentations during FIT and Period 4 - Schedule to be posted in Mid May

May 30

  • Grad Assembly and Grad Rehearsal at 12:20 pm (for periods 3 and FIT) in the LLC
  • Grad gown package and ticket distribution following the Grad Rehearsal 

June 5

  • Grad Rehearsal at Chan Centre at 8:45 am 
  • Graduates must arrive at the Chan Centre at 3:00 pm
  • Graduation Ceremony at Chan Centre at 4:00 pm - (Doors open at 3:30)

June 14

  • Graduation Dinner and Dance at the Pan Pacific Hotel at 6:00 pm  

June 21

  • Grade 12 Yearbook pick up during lunch break

June 30 

  • Last Day for MS Teams/Email/Office 365 Account Access

July 31

  • Last Day for MyEd BC Account Access

August 23

  • Summer Mailout (Graduation Diploma) mailed to student’s home address


 Graduation Ceremony will be held at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, June 5. 

The Graduates must arrive by 3:00 pm.   The doors will open for guests (to be seated) at 3:30 pm and the Ceremony will start promptly at 4:00 pm. 

Each Graduate will receive two tickets to the Graduation Ceremony for their guests. These two tickets are included in the Graduation Fee which is $100 and is due is soon as possible. Additional tickets (no limits) are $10 each and will be available for purchase on School Cash-online May 1 to 24. Ticket orders will be compiled and then distributed to students on Thursday, May 30 immediately following the Grad Assembly/1st. Graduates will not require a ticket if they are wearing their Gown upon arrival. 

 Pay parking will be available at the Rose Garden Parkade.                                                                                                                     


Each Graduate is responsible for drafting a SHORT message that will be read as they cross the stage. Some examples of what you may want to include are:  

  1. What you will fondly remember
  2. Your future plans
  3. Regards to people you may wish to thank
  4. A reflective statement                                                                                                                                    

Remember that this will be read out loud by a teacher/administrator as you cross the graduation stage so it must be written in the third person (e.g. “Emily is excited to be taking a year in the fall and traveling around the world.  She will miss her friends and family in Vancouver”).  Your message must be appropriate for a formal occasion, be under 50 words and be submitted electronically. Please watch for the Survey/Form link on the Grade 12 Teams on Wednesday, April 3 to enter your Graduation Citation Message.  The Citation is due on Friday, April 26.


All students participating in the UHill Graduation Ceremony must wear a gown, grad cap/tassel and a sash. Gowns are ordered by height measurement and the purchase of these grad items are included in the Graduation Fees. Each student’s Grad Gown Order Forms will be distributed to students the week of Feb 20 to 23 and it is due back to the office by Wednesday, March 13.   

The graduation packages will be distributed after the Grade 12 Assembly/Grad Rehearsal on Thursday, May 30 and students will be keeping their gown, sash and caps as keepsakes of their graduation ceremony. 


The valedictorian for the University Hill Secondary class of 2024 should be the student who best represents the graduating class.  The valedictorian writes and gives a speech at the end of the Graduation Ceremony that captures the spirit of the class, acknowledges the achievements and contributions of the students, staff and parents. The speech should be serious, inspirational, entertaining and look ahead to life beyond high school. Nomination forms are due to the Office on Friday, April 19.   

Nominee Video Speeches are due on Friday, April 26th and then on-line voting will be on Teams May 1 to 3.  



The Grade 12 Assembly will be on Thursday, May 30 at 12:20 pm in the LLC.   Students MUST attend this very important assembly as the counsellors will be reviewing the Ministry of Education Transcript Verification Reports with students and we will be confirming names and other details to ensure our rehearsal at the Chan Centre on Wednesday, June 5 runs smoothly.  

Graduation Rehearsal will be on Wednesday, June 5 at 8:45 am at the Chan Centre - Students MUST attend the rehearsal and arrive on time at 8:30 am if they wish to cross the stage and will be excused from their first period as attendance is mandatory!  



The Dinner/Dance will be held at the Pan Pacific Hotel on Friday, June 14th at 6:00 pm.  More event details to follow.  The Dinner / Dance fee is $150 and is payable on School Cash on-line. 

GRADUATION PHOTO SESSION DATES were January 22 to 24, 2024

Reminder that Grade 12 students should have booked their 30-minute appointment at Artona Studios (353 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver).   If they missed the January photo session dates, there is still time to book an appointment at Select the Chat feature and make an appointment as soon as possible.  Note that the deadline for Grad Photo to be in the Yearbook has now passed. 

If you have any questions in regard to the graduation photos, please contact Artona directly - click on “contact us” on their website or call 604-872-7272.  







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