FNLP (FNEP) Graduation

Congratulations Spring 20-20 First Nations Languages MA Graduates and CFNLP Graduands!

Master of Arts in Linguistics of a First Nations Language degree and the Certificate in First Nations Language Proficiency credential will conferred to 2019/20 First Nations Language graduates and graduates in the Spring 2020 Convocation (in June 2020).

To Spring 2020 Graduands:

Scroll down this webpage until you reach the FNLP Graduation - Info & Procedures section for graduation application (form) and relevant information for FNLP/FNEP students .


Convocation Ceremonies - SFU Burnaby Campus


Ceremony A, Tuesday
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

First Nations Language Programs and Linguistics Programs Credentails

June 9th, 2020
Ceremony starts at 09:45 Hrs.


June 2020 Convocation Ceremonies: 



Spring 2020 FNLP (FNEP) Cohort Students:

Graduation Applicaton (form)

* FILLABLE_FNLP-FNEP_GradApplication.pdf
FNLP/FNEP Graduation Application Form: This is a fillable form. Complete and print hardcopy or "Print as PDF".

Fall 2019 Memo on FNLP Graduation Application Process

Additional Informaton for Spring 2020 Graduation Application Process

REMEMBER:  Scroll down to "FNLP Graduation - Info & Procedures" for  full details for Spring 2020 Graduation Processes for FNLP students.

FNLP Students Graduation Deadline for Spring 2020:
Early  Bird:  February 14, 2020
Final:  April 9, 2020

Submit completed and signed application to fnlp@sfu.ca.


Planning Your Day

Information on how to confirm your Convocation attendance and to order your Convocation regalia, please visit the SFU Convocation website - Planning Your Day webpage. 

The instructions provided in the SFU Convocation Planning Your Day website can be found in the "Parchment and Regalia" webpage. Below is a PDF which shows most of the screenshots of the various steps graduands may encounter when RSVP'ing using the Student Information System (SIS or goSFU).


To see screenshots of how to RSVP your attendance in the Spring 2020 Convocation Ceremony via SIS (goSFU):
Please download the attached PDF directly below. 

(The PDF for Spring 2020 How to confirm attendance and regalia order for Convocation will be available closer to Convocation RSVP period.)

Note:  RSVP portal in SIS opens approximately three weeks prior to Convocation.

SFU Indigenous Students Centre's 2020 Honoring Feast: 

Graduation-approved Indigenous Students (Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 graduands): 

DATE in 2020 is TBA.
Please visit SFU ISC's website:  www.sfu.ca/students/indigenous/isc-honouring-feast


How many guests can I bring to a Convocation Ceremony?

Seating in Convocation Mall is limited. Students may invite a maximium of four guests for the Convocation ceremony. Seating is FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. Please let your guests know to arrive to Convocation Mall on Burnaby Campus at least 30 minutes prior to the ceremony for seating.


FNLP Graduation - Info & Procedures

TO: All SFU Students

** Always double-check deadlines at the Main SFU website and/or Main SFU Convocation website. **

Please visit: https://www.sfu.ca/convocation/checklist.html

The following information was last updated:  February 11, 2020.

TO: SFU First Nations Languages Program (FNLP/FNEP) Students

[PLEASE NOTE:  We are now accepting SPRING 2020 Graduation Applications.]

EARLY FEE DEADLIN for FNLP/FNEP Students:  (February 14, 2020, 4 p.m., Friday)

Graduation Memo and Application Instructions: Click [ PDF ICON below ]

Eligible students in the First Nations Language Proficiency Certificate Program (CFNLP) or First Nations Community Academic Outreach (FNEP/NEP) completing program requirements in Spring 2020 academic term who wish to graduate and attend the June 2020 SFU Convocation (Burnaby Campus) may apply to graduate.  (If you have completed all requirements in 2019 but did not apply to graduate, you may also apply now to graduate.  Your Convocation ceremony will also be in June 2020.)

* Graduation_Memo_to_FNLP_FNEP_Students_re_1201Spr2020.pdf
Graduation memo to FNLP/FNEP Students (Spring 2020/Term 1201)

FALL 2019 FNLP/FNEP Graduation Application:  


Please RETURN your completed and signed application TO the SFU First Nations Languages Program.

* FILLABLE_FNLP-FNEP_GradApplication.pdf

Convocation and Graduation Application

Prior to Convocation, each graduand will be contacted regarding the convocation ceremony. Information on procedures that each graduand is expected to follow in preparation for Convocatoin will also be included.

Be sure to check your SFU Mail (@sfu.ca) email for messages from the University regarding the status of your graduation application and Convocation information.

Graduands are responsible to notify the Burnaby Campus organizers of their attendance at convocation in a timely manner.

Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 (June 2020 Convocation Ceremony)  Graduation Application Deadline(s):

February 14, 2020 (Friday): Deadline for FNEP/FNLP students to apply for graduation who are completing degree requirements in the Spring 2020 academic term. (A non-refundable late fee for each degree, certificate and diploma may be assessed after this date.) Students completing requirements in previous terms and who have not applied to graduate yet and wish to graduate at the end of Spring 2020.

FNLP/FNEP Community Academic Outreach Students (including SFU Kamloops Program Students):
Please submit your application to graduate to FNLP by February 14, 2020.  If you missed the February 14th's deadline, please apply by 12 noon, April 9, 2020 - if and only if a late application is unavoidable. To ensure timely processing of your graduation application, please submit your graduation applicaton application by mid-February.

Thursday, April 9, 2020: This is the FINAL application deadline for Spring 2020 graduation for FNLP programs students.

SFU Kamloops Program/NEP/FNEP Students: If you have been a Kamloops Program student or has NEPNSA noted in your advising transcript, please ensure you contact the Academic Advisor in First Nations Languages Program (fnlp@sfu.ca) for information related to your graduation application.

FNEP/FNLP Graduation Application Submission: Please download the above application form, complete, sign and return it to First Nations Languages Program (email fnlp@sfu.ca; or mail to First Nations Languages Program, RCB8119, SFU, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6).

Graduation application fees: 
An application fee is charged upon receipt of your graduation application.
Click Spring 2020 Undergraduate Fees - Graduation section of the Spring 2020 Academic Calendar to view term's fees.

Other Information:

  • January 6, 2020: Deadline to cancel application to graduate in June 2020 convocation if you have completed degree requirements in Fall 2019.

FEES: An application fee* of $35 is required to apply for graduation for a degree, and a fee of $20 is required to apply for graduation for a certificate or a diploma.  If you missed the early FNLP (FNEP) graduation application period, the application (late) fee will apply. It will be $85 for a degree; and $70 for a certificate or a diploma credential.

*Band sponsorship or external project funded: Please note on the Card number field in the Payment section of the graduation application form, "Sponsored" as well as the following
a) If you have band sponsorship, please write the name of your band sponsorship organization.  Please make sure your funding sponsor completes, sign and return the SFU FNLP Indigenous Student Sponsorship Authorization (form) to the FNLP Office.
b) If you are funded through a government education support program
, please indicate the name of the program. (Eg. "Post-secondary Partnerships Program, Indigenous Services Canada.")

For additional information or an application from FNLP Office, please contact fnlp@sfu.ca or call 1 800 399 5565; and/or refer to the SFU Convocation Main website (www.sfu.ca/convocation)