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 2024.

Academic procession

Faculty members who wish to be a part of the academic procession are asked to register.

Supervisors 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. 

Registration link coming soon!


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.

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 10 - Friday, October 11, 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.

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 www.sfu.ca/convocation.

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.  


Ceremonies and Events
convo@sfu.ca | 778-782-6768