Convocation is the ceremony where you, your family and your friends celebrate the successful completion of your academic credential.

An Arts student stood on stage at Convocation

Convocation 2024

Convocation Ceremonies - 5 June - 7 June 

Get ready to cross the stage from June 5 to June 7, 2024. Registration for your ceremony will be open from April 9 to May 15, 2024. 

Please note that you will be pre-assigned to a ceremony based on your program of completion and cannot switch to a different ceremony time or date.

To officially graduate from Capilano University, you must submit an Application for Graduation.

If you are attending your ceremony, registration is required. You will receive an invitation to your myCapU email address to register for the ceremony. If you need assistance registering for your ceremony, please contact convocation@capilanou.ca.

The registration fee is $48. If you miss the May 15 deadline to register, we do accept walk-in registrations. Please proceed to the Birch cafeteria to check-in, there will be $17 late fee processed when collecting your regalia.

Ceremony Schedule:

Faculty & School Date Time
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies – School of Business: Undergraduate Programs June 5 10 a.m.
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies – School of Legal Studies, School of Communication and School of Business: Graduate Programs June 5 2 p.m.
Faculty of Education, Health and Human Development  June 6  10 a.m.
Faculty of Global and Community Studies June 6  10 a.m.
Faculty of Arts and Sciences June 6  2 p.m.
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts June 7  10 a.m. 

Grad Portrait Sessions

April 15–18, we will be hosting grad portrait sessions on campus with photographers from GradImages. This will be an opportunity for you to have a grad photo taken with full regalia ahead of your convocation ceremony in June. You can also have a professional business portrait taken for your LinkedIn profile.  

Please register here.

Student Speakers

Capilano University will be looking for student speakers to address and inspire graduates at each of the five 2024 Spring Convocation ceremonies. Apply and represent your graduating class on stage! An online application will be open from March 25 to April 22. Please apply on the student speaker page.

Guests attending from outside Canada?

If you have guests attending your ceremony from outside Canada and need assistance providing documentation for a visa, please contact inted@capilanou.ca. They will be able to provide you with a template and instructions.


Apply for Graduation

In order to officially graduate and be able to register for Spring Convocation, you must submit an Application for Graduation. Please visit the Graduation page for more information and deadlines: Graduation - Capilano University.

If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with the University Events at convocation@capilanou.ca.

If you complete your CapU courses before Graduation date Application opens Application deadline Convocation date
August 21, 2023 September 5, 2023 June 15, 2023 August 1, 2023 June 5–7, 2024
December 18, 2023 January 9, 2024 October 1, 2023 December 1, 2023 June 5–7, 2024
April 22, 2024 May 14, 2024 February 1, 2024 April 1, 2024 June 5–7, 2024
August 19, 2024 September 3, 2024 June 15, 2024 August 1, 2024 2025 - TBA


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