Campus + Community Planning receives and reviews applications for naming what are called "Class 4 Facilities," which include trees, benches, and small monuments. Naming graduation class trees is an example of how trees are named at UBC.
When evaluating names for features that are outdoors, we coordinate the naming process with Development and Alumni Engagement and Infrastructure Development, and if the feature is at UBC Okanagan, with Finance and Operations at UBC Okanagan). Approval may also be required from the UBC President's Office and the university Naming Committee.
To learn more, see the UBC Naming Policy below.
You can also read about the UBC Graduation Tree Planting Ceremony that connects graduation class years with trees on campus.