Graduation Checklist

Step 4: Confirm your attendance and reserve regalia

Prior to your convocation ceremony, you should confirm your attendance and reserve regalia.

It is important that you let us know you are coming to your ceremony.  Three weeks before your ceremony you will be able to confirm your attendance and reserve your regalia on the Student Information System.

  1. Log in at
  2. Click on Self-service at the top of the left-hand menu
  3. Click on Confirm Attendance

Ceremony dates and order cannot be changed.  Plan ahead with your families and employers so that you are able to attend your ceremony as scheduled.  If you are bringing a young child, please make arrangements with family or friends for child-minding while you are convocating.

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

Undergraduate students

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.

You can also arrange to pick your parchment up at the Vancouver or Surrey campuses or, with written permission, someone else can pick it up for you at any of the three campuses.

Graduate students

If you do not attend your convocation ceremony, you may pick up your parchment at the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies, Maggie Benston Centre 1100, Burnaby campus.

Monday to Friday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
or by special arrangement by calling 778.782.3042.

Make sure that your current address is on record with Student Services. Check and update it on your account via

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

Important information for:

Student with a disability 

If you are a student with a disability and you require assistance at your ceremony please complete the application for convocation assistance . Only certified service/guide animals may accompany students with disabilities to cross the stage.

Guests from outside of Canada

Students wishing to invite guests from outside Canada, please download and review the inviting family or friends to visit document  .