Graduation

All graduating students must apply to graduate via the SSC, regardless of the intent to attend/skip the ceremony. More information is available here.

See information on the upcoming ceremony here. See information on future ceremonies here.

Yes. Cognitive Systems will appear TWICE in the ceremony schedule. One will be under B.A., and the other will be under B.Sc.

If you are finishing all your degree requirements in the fall (Winter term 1), you are not eligible to graduate in November (November graduation is for students who finished all their degree requirements by the end of Summer term 2). The earliest you can graduate is May in the following year (after Winter term 2 ends).

If you need proof that you finished all your degree requirements before your graduation ceremony, please refer to the question below regarding program completion letters.

The wording is deceptive; although it is a Program Completion Letter, it is issued by your Faculty (not the COGS Program). The process depends on which Faculty you are in.

  • If you are an Arts student, your degree completion letter will be accessible from your SSC once your graduation application has been approved (details here, under the "Access your program completion letter" section).
  • If you are a Science student, there is a form that you can fill out and send to Science Advising. The form is available here.

Graduation photos are organized by the Cognitive Systems Society, but photo sessions are booked via the studio (Artona) directly. Photos typically take place in the Spring (February-March) and the composite deadline is typically at the end of March. Even if you are graduating in November you may wish to get your photos taken early.

Book a session here: https://artona.com/schools/UBC-COGS/programs/graduation

Please reach out to the studio directly if you have questions: https://artona.com/contact