Ceremony program

The general sequence of events for Convocation is as follows:

  • Academic procession led by SFU Pipers and Indigenous drummer
  • Indigenous Ceremonial Drumming, Song and remarks
  • Indigenous Ceremonial Welcome, Elder
  • O’Canada, led by SFU student/community member/choir
  • Chancellor’s welcome
  • Chancellor’s address
  • President’s address
  • Orator, introduces Honorary Degree Recipient
  • Honorary Degree recipient address
  • Alumni representative remarks
  • President’s introduction of student speaker
  • Student speaker from virtual ceremonies if available
  • Chancellor and President, recognition of graduates and their degrees, diplomas and certificates
  • Procession of graduates across the stage
  • Chancellor and President’s, concluding remarks
  • Piper leads recession