Graduation Checklist

Can't attend?

What happens if I find I can't attend my convocation?

Undergraduate students

  1. If you do not attend your convocation ceremony, you may pick up your degree parchment at Student Services, Maggie Benston Centre 3200, Burnaby campus, starting the week after Convocation. Check the hours of operation for the Burnaby campus beforehand.
    • Please contact Student Services in advance if you wish to arrange parchment pickup from the Vancouver or Surrey campuses.
  2. If you are unable to pick up your own parchment, you may provide a third-party with authorization to pick it up for you at any of the three campuses.
    • Please follow these instructions.  The authorized individual/third-party will need to bring two pieces of ID (one of which must be photo ID) when picking up your parchment. 

Graduate students

If you do not attend your convocation ceremony, you may pick up your parchment at Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Maggie Benston Centre 1100, Burnaby campus, starting the week after Convocation.

Hours:
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

If you are unable to pick up your own parchment, you may provide a third-party with authorization to pick it up for you. Please email gradstdy@sfu.ca with your name, student number and state the full name of the person you are authorizing the release of your parchment to. The authorized individual will need to bring two pieces of ID (one of which must be photo ID) when picking up your parchment.

Any parchments not picked up by the end of the calendar month of convocation will be mailed out to your mailing address on record. Check and update it on your account via goSFU.

i Note: You will have your parchment mailed to you if it is not picked up by the end of June/October.