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 your doctoral graduands as they cross the stage on October 6-7, 2022. 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.

Registration will open late August 2022.

Ceremony Information


Thursday, October 6 - Friday, October 7, 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.

Hooding Instructions and Arrival Times/Location

Please download and review these instructions and the procession diagram carefully.  

If you have any questions, please contact Stevie Benisch, Supervisor Marshal:

Hooding Demonstration

Honorary degree recipients

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

Outdoor Ceremony Notice

Convocation ceremonies are held outdoors. Please dress accordingly.

Convocation Livestream

All ceremonies will be streamed live on YouTube at

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.  

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