Students at Convocation

Celebrating 50 Years

Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 mark Simon Fraser University's 50th Convocation! Watch SFU's 50th class make a visually stunning procession across the reflecting pond and down the grand stairway to Convocation Mall in October and June.

About Convocation

Simon Fraser University holds 12 colourful Convocation ceremonies at its Burnaby campus each year. These ceremonies include the conferring of academic degrees as well as honorary degrees and feature the visually stunning procession of graduands, faculty and dignitaries across the reflecting pond and down the grand stairway to Convocation Mall led by the world class SFU pipe band.

Spring Convocation (eight ceremonies) is normally held the second week in June, Tuesday through Friday, while Fall Convocation (four ceremonies) is normally the Thursday and Friday prior to the Thanksgiving long weekend in October. All ceremonies, which last about two to three hours, take place outdoors on the Convocation Mall. The Mall is covered, but open at both ends. It is quite common for the weather to be cool and breezy, so guests should remember to dress accordingly.

SFU: the Engaged University


* live webcasts can be viewed in standard definition (SD) or high definition (HD)
* the live webcast link for Convocation ceremonies will be updated the week of Convocation.

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