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 Oct. 10 and 11, 2019. 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.

Hooding Instructions and Arrival Times/Location

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

If you have any questions, email Rachel Dawson at or call 778-782-8499.

Hooding Demonstration 

PhD Hooding Instructions from SFU Creative Studio on Vimeo.

Ceremony Information


Oct. 10 and 11, 2019


Convocation Mall
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC


9:45 AM and 2:30 PM

Reserved Seating

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

Honorary degree recipients

Three honorary degree recipients will receive honours at the Fall Convocation. 

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.

Convocation Webcast

All ceremonies will be webcast live online at


Directions | 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