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

Students tossing caps at Convocation

Convocation 2023

Celebrate your achievements and graduation at one of the convocation ceremonies held on June 7, 8 and 9, 2023 at the Capilano University Main Campus.

June 2023 Convocation Ceremony Schedule

Date Faculty Ceremony time
Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Faculty of Arts & Sciences

9:30 a.m.

Faculty of Education, Health & Human Development

2 p.m.

Faculty of Global & Community Studies

Thursday, June 8, 2023 Faculty of Business & Professional Studies 9:30 a.m.
Faculty of Business & Professional Studies 2 p.m.
Friday, June 9, 2023 Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts 9:30 a.m.

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

Apply for Graduation

In order to officially graduate and be able to register for Spring Convocation, you must submit an Application for Graduation. Visit Graduation for more information and deadlines.

Registration for convocation ceremonies will also be required. You will receive an invitation to your myCapU email address to register for the ceremony. Registration will open in early April.


Capilano University works with Grad Images for formal graduation photographs. Grad Images will be on campus from April 17-20, 2023. Register to secure your spot at GradImages

Photographers from Grad Images will be at your ceremony to take a photograph of you at your special moment of recognition. They will contact you directly with information about how to order your photographs (please ensure to check your junk mail). If you do not hear from them within a week, contact them through their Customer Service Department at 800 372 3686 or ecc.giservice@gradimages.net 

Convocation Gifts and Flowers

Want the opportunity to have a graduating t-shirt that lists the names of your entire class? Capilano University has partnered with The Commencement Group to offer unique gifts to commemorate your achievements. 

If you would like to order flower bouquets in advance, online orders will be available for pickup on site on the day of the graduation. Shop for flowers and gifts on their website.

CapU Bookstore

Degree Frames

Showcase your academic achievements at CapU by framing your degree, diploma or citation in a Capilano University frame. Contact the Bookstore about our selection of graduation frames or order online

Graduation Gifts

Offering a wide selection of official Capilano University clothing, giftware and celebration items, the CapU Bookstore is here for you! Visit the bookstore or shop online

Find out more

Students cheering at their Convocation Ceremony

About the Ceremony

Find about the traditions of the convocation ceremonies at CapU, including academic dress, gonfalons, our coat of arms, regalia and more.

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