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Before or after the day, you can get professional formal graduation photographs taken. The University has provided a set of academic regalia for all Simon Fraser University degrees to Artona.

In addition, Artona will have a mobile photo studio at the SFU Burnaby campus February 26 - March 6. Book online at Location: Photo studio trailer in the visitor parking lot across from Tim Hortons.

The session will include business headshots, your choice of casual/formal outfit photos, and grad portraits.

Cost: $15 sitting fee + $60 refundable deposit. When you login online to order your photos there will be a $60 credit in your account, or it may be refunded (within the first 30 days) by returning your photo preview booklet to Artona.

Appointments are limited and will book on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions? Please contact Artona directly: or 604-872-7272 ext. 0.

Photographers from Artona will be at your ceremony to take a photograph of you at your special moment of recognition on-stage. They will contact you directly with information about how to order your photographs. If you do not hear from them within a week, you can contact them through their website.

Artona will be set up on the north side of Freedom Square (between the Library and the AQ) on convocation day for four-pose individual and family portrait sessions before and after each ceremony.  Graduands are photographed on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit them after you pick up your regalia!

You can also book photo sessions at Artona's Vancouver studio prior to convocation week. Visit to book your preferred time before convocation.

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Artona Group

Address: 353 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604.872.7272
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Degree Frames

A series of beautifully crafted degree and picture frames, especially designed for Simon Fraser University, will be sold at all the convocation ceremonies.

Choose from elegant metal or beautifully crafted wood frames, with the exclusive SFU 24 karat gold plated medallion or the stylish gold foil embossing. Your parchment is easily inserted into these quick-change frames, which are further enhanced with a special clear acrylic cover to protect against undue fading. All frames are easy to hang, as no extra hanging hardware is required, and all come with a lifetime guarantee on parts and labour.

The frames are available at the SFU Bookstore/Spirit Shop. If you purchase your frame at your convocation ceremony, you will save on shipping. However, if it is more convenient you can order online at Proceeds from the sales of these frames will be used to help the SFU Alumni Association and their programs.


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SFU Bookstore

Visit the Burnaby, Surrey or Vancouver campus bookstores for SFU merchandise and gifts. View their online store to browse their list of items for sale.

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A selection of fresh, seasonal and sustainable flowers will be available for purchase at Convocation. A limited variety are available now for pre-order online.

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