Congratulations to the class of October 2023!

Celebrate your achievements and graduation at 1 of 4 convocation ceremonies held by Simon Fraser University at its Burnaby campus this October. Each ceremony will be broadcast live so graduands, family, friends and the university community who are unable to attend in-person can participate.

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There are some important steps you need to take after you receive your official senate letter by email and before you can attend your convocation ceremony.

Confirm your attendance and reserve your regalia
Ensure you've completed your graduation checklist, including confirming your attendance and renting regalia by October 1.


Know what to do on your convocation day
After you've confirmed your attendance on goSFU and rented your regalia through Gaspard, learn how to plan for your day so you can make the most of your convocation.


Can't attend?
Learn what to do if you're unable to attend your convocation ceremony.



Graduands may invite up to 4 guests to attend in-person. Convocation Mall will open to guests 1 hour before each ceremony (8:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.). 

Guests unable to attend in-person can watch the live broadcast through YouTube. Ceremony recordings are available afterwards to watch on demand.

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Convocation ceremonies


Each convocation ceremony will be live broadcast on SFU's YouTube channel and available afterwards to watch on demand.

Thursday, October 5
9:45 a.m. PT

Watch Ceremony A

Faculty of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology
Faculty of Health Sciences

Honorary Degree Recipient:
Stan Douglas

Thursday, October 5
2:30 p.m. PT

Watch Ceremony B

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Honorary Degree Recipient:
Dr. Esther Duflo

Friday, October 6
9:45 a.m. PT

Watch Ceremony C

Beedie School of Business
Faculty of Science

Honorary Degree Recipient:
Phyllis Webstad

Friday, October 6
2:30 p.m. PT

Watch Ceremony D

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Environment

Honorary Degree Recipient:
Elder Larry Grant

WATCH WITH CLOSED CAPTIONING } Ceremony A | Ceremony B | Ceremony C | Ceremony D


The convocation program book includes the full convocation schedule and listing of all graduate names. Flip through by clicking the arrows. Graduands attending in-person will receive their program book at their ceremony.

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SFU respectfully acknowledges that convocation is hosted on the traditional, unceded and continually occupied territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) peoples. There is a great amount of work to be done towards reconciliation and systemic decolonization within the university. We are committed to educating ourselves and others, respectfully including Indigenous practices, protocols and ceremony into convocation, and continuing to build meaningful relationships with Indigenous peoples across these lands.

October 2023 honorary degree recipients

At the October 2023 convocation ceremonies, SFU will be conferring honorary degrees to distinguished individuals in recognition of their scholarly, scientific or artistic achievement, or in recognition of exceptional contribution to the public good. 

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SFU Alumni

When you graduate, you automatically become a member of a vibrant alumni community, a network of more than 180,000 graduates living in 140+ countries. SFU Alumni is here to keep you connected with your fellow alumni and the SFU community.

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Build our social media wall using #MySFUGrad

Share your graduation experiences on social media or send your best wishes and showcase your celebratory cheers to other graduands! Show your SFU spirit by using #MySFUGrad and build our Convocation October 2023 social media wall below!