SFU Faculty Members

**NOTE** This page is for SFU faculty members only. If you are a student, please visit the Graduation checklist webpage.

The chancellor, president & vice-chancellor, and the senate of Simon Fraser University request the honour of your presence at Convocation October 2022.

NOTE: Registration for Faculty will open in late August

Ceremony Information


Thursday, October 6 - Friday, October 10, 2022


Convocation Mall
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, B.C.


9:45 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily

Instructions for the CONVOCATION PROCESSion

Assembly location: Strand Hall 3101
Ceremony Times: 9:45 a.m. / 2:30 p.m. daily

8:55 a.m. / 1:40 p.m.: Arrive for robing
9:15 a.m. / 2:00 p.m.: Assembly commences
9:35 a.m. / 2:20 p.m.: Procession departs

For those who are processing, please check in at Strand Hall 3101. Valuables, coats, etc., may be left in the assembly room and picked up there no later than one hour after the ceremony.


Reserved SFU regalia or black gowns can be picked up prior to the ceremony at Strand Hall 3101. Please return the regalia immediately following the ceremony.

Please see links at the bottom of this page if you wish to purchase your own regalia.

Honorary degree recipients

Featured speakers who will address the graduating class: Afua Cooper, Anne Giardini, Michelle Good, and Raj Rupert

Outdoor Ceremony Notice

Convocation ceremonies are held outdoors. Please dress accordingly.

Convocation Webcast

All ceremonies will be live-streamed on YouTube at www.sfu.ca/convocation.

Transportation and parking

If you are driving to campus, we recommend that you park in the North parking lot. Parking will be free for participants in the October 2022 convocation ceremonies.

Campus map | Alternative transportation

Note: heavy traffic and limited parking are anticipated. Please allow for extra travel time and choose alternative transportation when possible. 

Event Photography/Videography

This event and attendees will be photographed and/or videotaped by SFU. If you do not wish to be in the photos or video, please step aside when you see the camera. The full SFU privacy notice is available here.  

Health and safety

The health and well-being of SFU’s graduands, students, staff, faculty, guests and the university community is our top priority. SFU follows health and safety protocols as advised by regional and provincial health authorities.

Currently, masks are not required in indoor or outdoor public spaces across the province and are a matter of personal choice, unless further public health orders are made. SFU encourages mask use on our campuses, particularly in spaces where people are in close proximity. Please be understanding and compassionate of people’s individual circumstances and choices.

See convocation health and saftey protocols }

Information for Faculty

Academic Procession

Faculty members who wish to walk in the Academic Procession are asked to register before September 22, 2022. Even if you own your regalia, it is necessary that you register online to ensure you have a seat on the platform. Information about the academic procession can be found in the resource section in the right column at the top of the page. 

Faculty members wishing to purchase regalia

For faculty members who wish to wear the regalia of the university from which they were granted their highest degree, please note the following companies from which academic regalia can be purchased.

1266 Fife St
Winnipeg, MB  
phone 1.800.380.8214

Harcourts Limited
360 Adelaide St W, #300
Toronto, ON
phone 416.977.4408

Imperial Robes
225 Richmond St W, #200
Toronto, ON
phone 1.877.89ROBES



If you have any additional questions, please contact Ceremonies and Events, at convo@sfu.ca or 778-782-9726.