Supervisors of doctoral graduands

**NOTE** This page is for supervisors of doctoral graduands only. If you are a student, please visit the Graduation checklist webpage.

As a supervisor, you are invited to SFU's convocation ceremonies to participate in congratulating and hooding your doctoral graduands as they cross the stage on June 11-14, 2024. Please consult directly with your doctoral graudand on their availability to attend convocation.  

If you plan to participate in the academic procession, you are requested to wear academic dress. Even if you own your regalia, it is necessary that you register online to ensure you have a seat on the platform.

Register by May 28

*If prompted for an access code, enter "FACULTY".

Ceremony information


Tuesday, June 11 - Friday, June 14, 2024


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


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

Processing instructions

Arrival time

9:00 a.m. | 1:45 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
9:45 a.m. | 2:30 p.m. Ceremony begins

Assembly location

Strand Hall 3101

Personal belongings

Valuables, coats, etc. may be left in the regalia room ad picked up no later than one hour after the ceremony.


You can reserve SFU regalia or black gowns when you register to process. 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: June 2024 honorary degree recipients

Outdoor ceremony notice

Convocation ceremonies are held outdoors - dress according to the weather.

Convocation live stream

All ceremonies will be live streamed on YouTube at

Transportation and parking

Parking will be free for participants in the academic procession for convocation ceremonies in North Lot.

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

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.  

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 Street
Winnipeg, MB  
phone 1.800.380.8214
fax 204.947.0024

Harcourts Limited
26-28 Duncan Street
Toronto, ON
phone 416.977.4408

Imperial Robes
225 Richmond Street W.
Suite 401
Toronto, ON
phone 1.877.89ROBES

Cap Gown


Charity Slobod at or 778-782-3231