About graduation

The Office of the Registrar at YukonU evaluates students eligibility to graduate according to the approved program requirements. Upon successful completion of all requirements, the Office of the Registrar will issue a parchment confirming the earned credential.

A requirement of graduation for YukonU programs is to complete the Yukon First Nations core competency.

Convocation 2023 is scheduled for Saturday, June 3, 2023 at Ayamdigut campus in Whitehorse.

Have questions about convocation day? Check out our frequently asked questions for answers to the most common questions. If you still have questions, contact graduation@yukonu.ca.


Our Ceremonial Antler

The thirteen carved areas represent our thirteen campuses. The tines represent the flow of students, research and knowledge in and out of the institution.  

The space between carvings represent knowledge yet to be discovered, awaiting only curiosity and a little hard work. 

The caribou are an important symbol in many Yukon communities. The herd is both resilient and fragile. If the leaders are disturbed, the caribou behind will stray from the traditional migration route, even heading back to where they started. As the herd arrives, people are cautioned to “Let the Leaders Pass”. Held high in procession, the Ceremonial Antler conjures a majestic caribou leading its herd.  

During convocation, our graduates are the leaders, migrating from learning to doing, and showing future students, future generations, the right path.  

YukonU's Ceremonial Antler was carved by Shane Wilson from a naturally-dropped rack, and donated to Yukon University by Jacqueline Bedard. Thank you to Lucy-Anne Kay, from Fort McPherson, NWT, for sharing her cultural story and developing the vision behind the Ceremonial Antler.

Celebrating grads' accomplishments with YukonU gear

YukonU gear can provide a lifelong connection to graduates' hard work and accomplishments at Yukon University. Order yours today!

Watch for our travelling cart at convocation on Saturday, June 4 for flowers and other YukonU-made products! The Campus Store will also be open from 9am to 2pm, offering YukonU apparel, confectionery items and more.

Personalized YukonU apparel, drinkware, and pendants

2021-2022 Graduates receive 25% of personalized products

  1. Go to campusstore.yukonu.ca. Click on the Grad imprint examples to view available apparel and product. YukonU staff and students can also view samples of imprinted Grad products in the Campus Store from 9am – 2pm, Monday to Friday.
  2. Complete the Graduation custom imprint order form. Complete one form for each product you’ll be ordering.
  3. Wait for an email from Campus Store that will confirm costs, verify your imprint and placement request, and provide payment instruction. We will get back to you during store hours. Full payment is required to finalize your imprint order.
  4. Delivery times can vary for the imprinting of apparel and products. Expect 2 – 4 weeks.

Yukon University would like to thank YU Create and Murdochs for being a part of our Grad imprint program.

YukonU gear, gift packs, and gift cards

Purchase YukonU gear or build a gift pack online. YukonU students and staff can browse ready-made gift packs at the Campus Store, or you can call us at 867 668 8840 to order yours today!

Interested in gifting a Campus Store gift card? Give us a call!

All gifts can mailed to a home address or graduates can pick up at the Campus Store.

Personalized YukonU apparel & drinkware
Personalized YukonU apparel & drinkware


YukonU Pendant
YukonU 2021 & 2022 pendants engraved by Murdochs


YukonU gear
YukonU gear and gifts