convocation photography

Photography and memorabilia

The Artona Group Inc. is the official graduation photographer of the University of Calgary.

Artona appointments

Artona photographers are on campus for individual graduation photo sessions. Appointments will be booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

Visit Artona’s website for more information.

Booking your appointment

  • Dates: 
    • November 9 - 26, 2023
    • January 22 - February 10, 2024
    • March 4 - 27, 2024
    • May 13 - 28, 2024
  • Location: Trailer B (TRB), Room 102 (near Math Sciences)

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Important graduation dates and deadlines

Winter Conferral:
Feb. 13, 2024

Spring Convocation:
May 30 to June 5, 2024

Jan. 15

Graduation application deadline
(Winter Conferral 2024)


Jan. 29

Letter of Permission (LOP) transcript deadline
(Winter Conferral 2024)

Graduate application cancellation deadline
(Winter Conferral 2024)


Feb. 5

Name change deadline
(Winter Conferral 2024)


May 13

Attendance notification deadline (by 11:59 p.m.)
(Winter Conferral 2024)


March 31

Graduate application deadline
(Spring 2024)


April 29

Letter of Permission (LOP) transcript deadline
(Spring 2024)

Graduate application cancellation deadline
(Spring 2024)


May 3

Name change deadline
(Spring 2024)


May 13

Attendance notification deadline
(Spring 2024)


Selfie and family photo locations

University of Calgary sign next to the arch

What better way to showcase “you did it!” than to get a photo in your convocation gown next to the official entrance to campus.

Green spaces around the Olympic Oval and TFDL Quad

Looking for a shady spot under a tree for a family photo? There is a lot of green space around the Oval and in the TFDL Quad (bordered by Kinesiology, MacEwan Student Centre and Taylor Family Digital Library).

Kinesiology’s dinosaur

Take a moment to snap a fun photo with our dinosaur outside the entrance to Kinesiology. Rex would want you to do it!

Olympic Arch

Just outside Kinesiology, it provides the perfect frame for a group shot.

The Spire

Many families have taken photos outside of the Olympic Oval under this public art from the 1988 Calgary Olympics.

Convocation photos taken at the Spire
Convocation photos