Staff & Faculty

**NOTE** This page is for staff and faculty only. If you are a student, please visit:

The Chancellor, President & Vice-Chancellor, and the Senate of Simon Fraser University request the honour of your presence at Convocation Fall 2017.



RSVP before September 21, 2017


Ceremony Information


October 5 and 6


Convocation Mall
SFU Burnaby

Ceremony Times

9:45 am and 2:30 pm

Honorary Degree Recipients

Three honorary degree recipients will receive honours at the Fall Convocation. To learn more about the recipients, click here

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.


All ceremonies will be webcast live online at

Reserved Seating

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.


  • Traffic: Heavy traffic and limited parking are anticipated. Please allow for extra travel time.
  • Campus Map and Directions: Click here to view the SFU Campus Map. For directions to the Burnaby campus by transit and car, click here.

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


Information for Faculty

Academic Procession

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.

1266 Fife St
Winnipeg, MB  
phone 1.800.380.8214

Harcourts Limited
360 Adelaide St W, #300
Toronto, ON
phone 416.977.4408

Imperial Robes
225 Richmond St W, #200
Toronto, ON
phone 1.877.89ROBES