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Graduation & Convocation

Graduation and Convocation are a great time of celebration for the University of Calgary, graduates, their families and friends. The University of Calgary community recognizes the hard work, perseverance and dedication of students and gathers in Qatar each year to award graduates their degree.

We invite you to take the time and celebrate with us the ending of a program of study and the beginning of a new chapter in the lives of our graduates.

The Ceremony

The University of Calgary in Qatar’s annual ceremony will be held:

Date: Sunday, June 23, 2019
Time: Ceremony starts at 7:00pm (doors close at 6:30pm)
Graduands must be at QNCC by 5:30pm in order to get ready
Location: Qatar National Convention Centre

Important note:
There will be a mandatory rehearsal on Saturday June 22, 2019 - graduands only

Parents and Guests

Invites are required to attend the Ceremony, each graduate will receive a maximum of 10 invites. Please do not forget to bring your invite with you to the ceremony.

More information will be provided closer to the event date.

The Graduate's Pledge

The following describes the Graduate's Pledge by order of rank. Please click on each title to view the pledge.

All candidates for degrees are invited to rise.


Eminent Chancellor and President, on behalf of the faculties of the university, I present these graduands and those named in the Convocation Program who are not at this ceremony. I ask that they be pledged and admitted to the University of Calgary degrees that they have earned.


As a graduate of this university you join a worldwide kinship of educated persons who have earned opportunities and responsibilities of leadership and service in their chosen communities.

To recognize this affinity, we invite each graduand to stand and join with the thousands who have gone before in making the University of Calgary Graduate's Pledge.

The Pledge is not an oath but is a solemn expression of your intention to apply your learning and experience positively for the widest benefit.

I invite all past graduates of the University of Calgary to support these newest U of C alumni by also standing and affirming a graduate's obligations and ideals.

All past graduates of the university are invited to rise.

Distinguished Graduate:

Let us make the pledge together with sincerity and respect:

As a graduate of the University of Calgary, wherever my life may take me, I will use my knowledge, experience and skills to the best of my ability for the well-being of my communities and for the advancement of learning and the public good.

I will conduct myself with honesty and integrity, taking responsibility for my actions and respecting the rights, opinions and dignity of all peoples.

I will maintain my competency and keep abreast of developments in my chosen fields.

I will strive to better my communities through good citizenship and active participation.

I will be a loyal ambassador for my university and will seek to promote its welfare and maintain its reputation.

I will honour all who have shared their knowledge with me and will in my turn share my knowledge and experience with those who enter my field or come under my direction.

In all my dealings, I will endeavour to be known as a person of honour and repute, ever seeking to earn the peace of good conscience.

This is my pledge.


By the authority of the Statutes of Alberta and upon the recommendation of our faculties, I admit you to the University of Calgary degrees you have earned and grant you the rights and privileges, powers and responsibilities pertaining to those degrees.

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