June 2023 Convocation

Celebrating Fass Graduands

To all FASS graduands, congratulations on your upcoming graduation! You did it! We are so excited to celebrate with you - first at your convocation ceremony, and then at your reception celebration!

Celebrate your achievements and graduation at one of three FASS convocation ceremonies and corresponding receptions. All events are held at Simon Fraser University's Burnaby campus on June 6 and 7, 2023.

In-person Ceremonies

SFU Convocation ceremonies happen in Convocation Mall, a beautiful, open air space in the centre of Burnaby campus, where SFU students have been graduating since the 1960s.

Graduating students will receive emails that direct them to collect their robes and gather together for the procession to Convocation Mall. Guests will gather and choose seating to await the ceremonies.

Ceremony A

Tuesday, June 6, 2023, 9:45am-11:45am

Graduating classes: Cognitive Science, Economics, English, Linguistics, Philosophy, Public Policy, Urban Studies, World Literature.

Ceremony B

Tuesday, June 6, 2023, 2:30pm-4:30pm

Graduating classes: Applied Legal Studies, Criminology, Psychology.

Ceremony C

Wednesday, June 7, 2023, 9:45am-11:45am

Graduating classes: Anthropology, French, General Studies, Gerontology, Global Asia, Global Humanities, GSWS, Graduate Liberal Studies, History, Indigenous Studies, International Studies, Labour Studies, Political Science, and Sociology.

Reception Celebrations for all FASS grads, family, and friends

Immediately following your ceremony, please join us for an in-person reception celebration! For each of the Ceremonies (A, B, and C) we will be hosting a post-ceremony reception for you, your family, and your friends. It's a free & fun event that's lightly catered and an amazing opportunity to take photos with our departmental photo props!

Reception for Ceremony A

Tuesday, June 6, 2023, 11:45am-1:15pm

For graduands & guests of: Cognitive Science, Economics*, English*, Linguistics*, Philosophy, Public Policy*, Urban Studies, World Languages and Literatures.

Reception for Ceremony B

Tuesday, June 6, 2023, 4:30pm-6:00pm

For graduands & guests of: Applied Legal Studies, Criminology, Psychology.

Reception for Ceremony C

Wednesday, June 7, 2023, 11:45am-1:15pm

For graduands & guests of: Anthropology, French, General Studies, Gerontology, Global Asia, Global Humanities, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies*, Graduate Liberal Studies, History*, Indigenous Studies, International Studies, Labour Studies, Political Science*, and Sociology.

Receptions happen outdoors at SFU's iconic AQ - the huge square frame building with the beautiful reflecting pond in the centre. Join us in the south west corner - the area of the AQ that is closest to the Student Union Building. 

Departments indicated with an asterisk (*) are hosting individual receptions. Details below.

Don't forget to RSVP to your FASS convocation reception here!


Image of the SW corner of the AQ - FASS Convocation Receptions will be held here.

Departmental Receptions

While all FASS graduands are invited to the reception celebrations, if you are graduating from one of the following departments, you are also invited to their department-specific receptions.


June 6, 2023: 12:00pm - 2:00pm in the Atrium of West Mall Centre (Third Floor)

Graduates and their guests are invited to join us at the reception. Complimentary refreshments and appetizers will be provided. Be sure to check out the photo booth and stay for the presentation of departmental awards.

Please RSVP here by June 5.


June 6, 2023: 12:00pm - 2:00pm at Halpern Centre Room 126

SFU English invites you to a reception for our new graduates, as well as a departmental awards ceremony on June 6th at 12 PM at SFU Burnaby (Halpern 126). Food and refreshments will be available for all guests, and there will be a cash bar for those interested in purchasing alcoholic beverages.

To RSVP, please register here or email Tara Parsons at englsec@sfu.ca by 5pm on June 5.

French Cohort Program

June 7, 2023: 12:30pm - 1:30pm at OFFA Student Lounge (Cornerstone Building)

Félicitations aux nouveaux diplômés! Come to our reception for some refreshments and to celebrate with your fellow graduates! Doors open at noon.

Keep an eye on your email for your invitation and how to RSVP.

Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

June 7, 2023: 12:00pm - 2:00pm at the GSWS lounge (AQ 5101)

All GSWS graduands and their guests are invited to attend our department celebration. Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to Roberta Neilson at gswsmgr@sfu.ca by May 31.


June 7, 2023: 12:00pm - 1:30pm at Halpern Centre Room 114

Graduates and guests are invited to a lightly catered reception to celebrate this big day!

Please RSVP by emailing Jonathan Gudlaugson at histcomm@sfu.ca


June 6, 2023: 11:30am - 12:30pm at Halpern Centre Room 114

The Department of Linguistics invites all graduating students in our graduate and undergraduate programs to our convocation reception to celebrate your incredible achievement with friends, family and fellow graduates! Capture your special day at our photo booth station, enjoy light refreshments and drinks, and join us in awarding some of our students with the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award.

Details to RSVP will be emailed to all graduating students three weeks prior to the event. Can't find the email? Details are on Eventbrite here.

Political Science

June 7, 2023: 12:00pm - 2:30pm at AQ 6106

Political Science graduands, we are so proud of your achievements! We are looking forward to seeing you cross the stage on June 7th. Please join us for a reception after your convocation ceremony at SFU Burnaby in AQ 6106 (12 PM). We will be serving light refreshments and having a small prize ceremony.

Please RSVP here or email polchair@sfu.ca. RSVP closes June 6 at 5pm.

Public Policy

June 8, 2023: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Public Policy graduands are invited to a dinner on June 8 with staff and faculty to celebrate your convocation!

Keep an eye out for an email with details and how to RSVP.

World Languages and Literatures

June 6, 2023: 12:00pm - 2:30pm at WLL Lounge (AQ 5118)

All WLL graduands and their guests are invited to attend our department celebration before the convocation ceremony. Refreshments will be served. We will also be hosting a small awards ceremony to celebrate the successes of our students.

Please RSVP by registering on Eventbrite

Graduation checklist

Graduands, be sure to check out this checklist (& keep an eye on your SFU email for updates)!

Graduation Checklist

Ceremonies schedule

View the June 2023 convocation ceremony schedule for FASS and all SFU faculties.

View Schedule

Streaming online

Unable to attend in person? Live stream it! Live broadcast links will be posted on SFU's Convocation page on June 5. 

SFU Convocation website