FNLP (FNEP) Graduation

Congratulations 2018-19 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 be conferred to 2018/19 First Nations Language graduates and graduates in
Spring 2019 Convocation (June 2019)

To Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Graduands:

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 June 2019 Convocation Ceremony via SIS (goSFU):
Please download the attached PDF directly below.

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.


SFU Indigenous Students Centre's 2019 Honoring Feast: 

Graduation-approved Indigenous Students (Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 graduands):
Please visit SFU ISC's website:  www.sfu.ca/students/indigenous/isc-honouring-feast


Convocation Ceremonies - SFU Burnaby Campus

Ceremony E, Thursday
June 13th, 2019
Ceremony starts at 09:45 Hrs.

This will be the ceremony where the Certificate in First Nations Language Proficiency will be conferred.
This will also be the ceremony when the Linguistics of a First Nations Language - Masters of Art Graduate Program credentials will be conferred.



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:  January 30, 2019.

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

[PLEASE NOTE:  We are now accepting SPRING 2019 Graduation Applications.]

EARLY FEE DEADLIN for FNLP/FNEP Students:  (February 13 to 12:00 NoonFebruary 15, 2019)

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 2019 academic term who wish to graduate and attend the June 2019 SFU Convocation (Burnaby Campus) may apply to graduate.  (If you have completed all requirements in 2018 but did not apply to graduate, you may also apply now to graduate.  Your Convocation ceremony will also be in June 2019.)

* FNLP_GraduationMemo_to_students_Term1191.pdf
Graduation memo to FNLP/FNEP Students (Spring 2019/Term 1191)

SPRING 2019 - FNLP/FNEP Graduation Application:


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

* FILLABLE_FNLP-FNEP_Grad_Application.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.

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

February 13, 2019 (Wednesday): Deadline for FNEP/FNLP students to apply for graduation who are completing degree requirements in the Spring 2019 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 2019 must apply for graduation by this date. 

FNEP Community Academic Outreach Students (SFU Kamloops Program Students):
Please submit your application to graduate to FNLP by February 13, 2019.  If you missed February 13th's deadline, please apply by 12 noon, April 10, 2019 - 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.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019: This is the FINAL application deadline for SPRING 2019 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 Fall 2018 Undergraduate Fees - Graduation section of the Fall 2018 Academic Calendar to view term's fees.
Click Spring 2019 Undergraduate Fees - Graduation section of the Spring 2019 Academic Calendar to view term fees.

Other Information:

  • January 3, 2019: Deadline to cancel application to graduate in June 2019 convocation if you have completed degree requirements in Fall 2018.

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)