Guests

Convocation is an exciting and proud moment to mark the achievements of our graduands. Family and friends are invited to share in that excitement by joining us at convocation. 

Guests unable to attend in-person?
Each ceremony will be live broadcast through YouTube and then available afterwards to watch on demand.

Guest registration

Graduands are invited to register up to two guests to attend in-person. Guest tickets are non-transferrable and are guaranteed if you register before the May 26, 11:59 p.m. (PT).

Before registering for your guest tickets, please check the convocation schedule or your senate letter to confirm your ceremony date and time.

(Update!) Additional guest tickets
Due to recent cancellations, we are happy to announce that additional guest tickets have become available on a first come, first served basis. Thank you to those who cancelled their unused tickets to provide an opportunity to graduands who would like to bring more guests. The final deadline for guest tickets is Monday, June 6 at 11:59 p.m. unless tickets sell out before then.

Due to the high volume of inquiries, requests for additional tickets by email may not be responded to.

Tuesday, June 7
9:45 a.m.

CEREMONY A TICKETS

Thursday, June 9
9:45 a.m.

CEREMONY E TICKETS

Tuesday, June 7
2:30 p.m.

CEREMONY B TICKETS

Thursday, June 9
2:30 p.m.

CEREMONY F TICKETS

Wednesday, June 8
9:45 a.m.

CEREMONY C TICKETS

Friday, June 10
9:45 a.m.

CEREMONY G TICKETS

Wednesday, June 8
2:30 p.m.

CEREMONY D TICKETS

Friday, June 10
2:30 p.m.

CEREMONY H TICKETS

Guest information

TRANSPORTATION & PARKING

Complimentary parking is available in the North Lot for graduands and guests. Accessible parking is available in the Central Parkade located under Convocation Mall (there is an elevator in the Maggie Benston Centre).

We advise you to arrive early, car pool or take public transit. Due to high volumes of people on campus, it can take up to 30 minutes to find parking and walk to Convocation Mall.

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ARRIVAL/CHECK-IN

Follow the signage to Convocation Mall, check-in and find your seat(s). Guests will need to bring their Eventbrite ticket(s) with the QR code. Tickets can be either printed or shown electronically.

Check-in will open at:

  • 8:45 a.m. for the morning ceremony 
  • 1:30 p.m. for the afternoon ceremony

Note: please do not enter Convocation Mall until Guest Check-in has opened

AUDIENCE SEATING

Guests will be seated outdoors, under the covered part of Convocation Mall, behind the graduand seats.

We stronly encourage you to dress appropriately for the weather. If it is cool, wear layers and consider bringing a blanket. If it's warm, please bring a water bottle. A water station can be found outside the Maggie Benston Centre.

Blankets, water bottles and other convocation related giftware items are for sale on-site at the SFU Spirit Shop found in the Diamond Family Auditorium.

Please read our FAQs to better understand if you can bring strollers, pets and large balloon bouquets into Convocation Mall.

ACCESSIBILITY

If you require accessible seating, please have your graduand request accessible seating when registering for guest tickets. Or upon arrival, request for an usher to assist you with finding a seat.

Certified guide/service animals are allowed in Convocation Mall. 

IMPORTANT GUEST REGISTRATION DATES

May 26 at 11:59 p.m (PT)
Deadline for guaranteed guest tickets

May 27 at 1:00 p.m. (PT)
Additional guest tickets released on a first-come, first-served basis, if capacity allows

(Updated!) June 6 at 11:59 p.m. (PT)
Final deadline to register guests unless tickets sell out before then

Inviting guests from outside of Canada?

If you wish to invite guests from outside Canada, please download and review Inviting Guests to Visit.