Supervisors of PhD Graduands

**NOTE** This page is for supervisors of PhD graduands. If you are a student, please visit:

As a supervisor, you are invited to SFU's Fall Convocation ceremonies and to participate in the ceremonial hooding of your PhD graduand on October 5 and 6, 2017. Please consult directly with your PhD student on his/her availability to attend convocation.  

If you plan to walk in the Academic Procession and to participate in the ceremony, you are requested to wear academic dress.

Ceremony Information

Hooding Instructions and Arrival Times/Location

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

If you have any questions, email or call 778 782 6829.

Hooding Demonstration 

PhD Hooding instructions 2017 from SFU Creative Studio on Vimeo.

Honorary Degree Recipients

Three honorary degree recipients will receive honours at the Fall Convocation. To learn more about the recipients, click here

Reserved Seating

A maximum of four reserved seats are available to special guests at the ceremony. Seat tickets will not be issued. Guests with reserved seating should check in with ushers in blue gowns at least 30 minutes before each ceremony. Seats that are not claimed by 20 minutes before the ceremony will be released to the general public.

Outdoor Ceremony Notice

Convocation ceremonies are held outside. Please dress accordingly. We recommend that you check the weather forecast prior to arriving for the ceremony.


All ceremonies will be webcast live online at

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


  • Traffic: Heavy traffic and limited parking are anticipated. Please allow for extra travel time.
  • Parking: A complimentary parking pass was distributed with the official Convocation evite. If you did not receive a parking pass, please contact Paul Crump at Please display the parking pass on the driver's side of your vehicle. 
  • Campus Map and Directions: Click here to view the SFU Campus Map. For directions to the Burnaby campus by transit and car, click here.


If you have any additional questions, please contact Gloria Chu, Director of Convocation and Events, at