Staff & Faculty
**NOTE** This page is for staff and faculty only. If you are a student, please visit: www.sfu.ca/convocation/students/apply-to-graduate
The Chancellor, President & Vice-Chancellor, and the Senate of Simon Fraser University request the honour of your presence at Convocation Fall 2017.
October 5 and 6
9:45 am and 2:30 pm
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.
NOTE: Reserved seating privileges for SFU staff and faculty are non-transferable
We have a limited number of seats in the reserved area for those of you who are celebrating the graduation of a special relative or friend. Up to four seats per staff/faculty person may be reserved on a first come first served basis by submitting your online RSVP before September 21, 2017.
Seat tickets for the ceremonies will not be issued. Guests who have reserved seating should check in with ushers in blue gowns located near the front of the stage at least 30 minutes before each ceremony. Seats in the reserved section that have not been claimed 20 minutes before the start of each ceremony will be released to the general public. There will be seats available at any time in the general seating area, for which you do not require a reservation.
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.
Information for Faculty
Faculty members who wish to walk in the Academic Procession are asked to RSVP before September 21, 2017. 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 resource section in the right column at the top of the page.
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.