FNLP (FNEP) Graduation

Congratulations Spring 2020 First Nations Languages Graduands!

Master of Arts in Linguistics of a First Nations Language degree, Certificate in First Nations Language Proficiency and Diploma in First Nations Language Proficiency credentials will be awarded in Spring 2020.
There are various Virtual Convocation celebrations and events will take place in June 2020.  *An in-person ceremony will take place at a later date.) See "Convocation Ceremonies Spring 2020" before for a list of virtual events.

Attn:  FNLP/FNEP Students

If you have
(1) completed all your program's requirements but not yet applied to graduate,
(2) you will be completing all your program's requirements by the end of Summer 2020,

Scroll down this webpage until you reach the "FNLP Graduation - Info & Procedures" section for the graduation application (form) and relevant information including application deadline details.


SPRING 2020 Graduation

Convocation Ceremonies - Virtual Events


Indigenous Honouring Ceremony


June 2020 Virtual Convocation:



SFU Convocation Virtual Event

  • Thursday, June 11, 2020
  • Time: 5:30pm PDT (Pre-show at 5:10pm)
  • Watch live: Youtube

Department of Linguistics Virtual Convocation Celebration

  • Thursday, June 11, 2020
    Time: 6:15pm / 18:15 Hrs. PDT
    Register: Graduating students, staff and faculty will be invited by email.

FNLP Graduation - Info & Procedures


TO:  SFU Students in a First Nations Languages Program (FNLP) and Community Academic Outreach Programs (FNEP):

           We are now accepting Summer 2020 Graduation Applications.

EARLY FEE DEADLINE for FNLP/FNEP Students:  (June 18, 2020, 4 p.m., Tbursday)

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

See also:

          Graduation Memo and Application Instructions: Click [ PDF ] icon (below) to view the memo.

Graduation Application Processes

Please read the Graduation Memo (below) for application details.

Summer 2020 Memo - FNLP Graduation Application Process

Early bird Application DEADLINE to submit your application to FNLP Office:  4 p.m., Thursday, June 18, 2020.

* Graduation_Memo_to_FNLP_FNEP_Students_re_1204SUM20200612.pdf
Graduation memo to FNLP/FNEP Students (Summer 2020/Term 1204). Submit your graduation application to fnlp@sfu.ca by 12 noon,Thursday, June 18, 2020.


* 2020_FILLABLE_FNLP-FNEP_Grad_Application.pdf

!!! Complete and print hardcopy, or
use your computer's "Print as PDF" function to save your data entered application form.


Please RETURN your completed and signed application to:

SFU First Nations Languages Program -   fnlp@sfu.ca


Application Fee:

For 2020: 
Early Application Fee:  Degree $35 CAD. Certificate and Diploma credentials: $20 CAD.
Late Application Fee:  Degree $85 CAD.  Certificate and Diploma: $70 CAD.

If you have tuition/fees sponsorship for the graduation application fee, please ask your band sponsor to complete the FNLP/FNEP Indigenous Student Sponsorship Form, sign and return by email to our office.  The sponsorship form is available for download from www.sfu.ca/fnlp/sponsorship-authorization.


Additional Informaton for Summer 2020 Graduation Application Process

FNLP Students Graduation Application Deadline for Summer 2020:
Early  Bird:  June 18, 2020 (4 P.M.)
Final:  August 10, 2020

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

* 2020_FILLABLE_FNLP-FNEP_Grad_Application.pdf
FNLP/FNEP Graduation Application Form: This is a fillable form. Remember to print either a hardcopy, sign and scan; or 'Print to PDF' and 'Save' your data. Please email your signed application to FNLP (fnlp@sfu.ca).

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


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 to an on-campus in person Convocation Ceremony via SIS (goSFU):
Please view PDF directly below. 

(The PDF for Fall 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
Fall 2020 Honoring Feast

Event Date:  TBA.



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.


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.

Summer 2020 (October 2020 Convocation Ceremony)  Graduation Application Deadline(s):

June 15, 2020 (Monday): Deadline for FNEP/FNLP students to apply for graduation who are completing degree requirements in the Summer 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 Summer 2020.  Submit your application to graduate to the FNLP Office (fnlp@sfu.ca).

FNLP/FNEP Community Academic Outreach Students (including SFU Kamloops Program Students):
Please submit your application to graduate to FNLP by 4 p.m., June 18, 2020.  If you missed the June 18th's deadline, please apply by 12 noon, August 10, 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-June 2020.

Monday, August 10, 2020: This is the FINAL application deadline for Ssummer 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 Summer 2020 Undergraduate Fees - Graduation section of the Summer 2020 Academic Calendar to view term's fees.

Other Information:

  • September 9, 2020: Deadline to cancel application to graduate in October 2020 convocation if you have completed degree requirements in Summer 2020.

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)

This page last updated:  June 12, 2020.