SFU Faculty Members

**NOTE** This page is for SFU faculty members only. If you are a student, please visit the Graduation checklist webpage.

The chancellor, president & vice-chancellor, and the senate of Simon Fraser University request the honour of your presence at Convocation October 2023.

Academic procession

Faculty members who wish to be a part of the academic procession are asked to register before September 21, 2023Supervisors who would like to hood their graduating doctoral student(s) can register with the link below and note their interest.

Even if you own your regalia, it is necessary that you register online to ensure you have a seat on the platform. Information about the academic procession can be found in the "Resources" section in the right column at the top of this page.

Register by September 21

If prompted for an access code, enter "FACULTY" on the Eventbrite page.


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.

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 St
Winnipeg, MB  

Harcourts Limited
360 Adelaide St W, #300
Toronto, ON

Imperial Robes
225 Richmond St W, #200
Toronto, ON

Cap Gown

Ceremony information


Thursday, October 5 - Friday, October 6, 2023


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

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

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.

Honorary degree recipients

Featured speakers who will address the graduating class: Stan Douglas, Dr. Esther Duflo, Elder Larry Grant, Physllis Webstad.

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 www.sfu.ca/convocation.

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 academic procession for 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.  



If you have any additional questions, please contact Ceremonies and Events, at convo@sfu.ca or 778-782-6768.