Do you have questions about the ceremony, graduation or anything else relating to Convocation? Get your answers here. 

A graduand is someone eligible to graduate but has not yet graduated. Once your credential has been conferred by the Chancellor in the ceremony, you become a graduate.

Yes! Registration for the 2024 Ceremonies is mandatory for those who wish to attend. You will book your regalia, register your guest and ensure your name is pronounced correctly. Registration will remain open until May 15, 2024.

All September 2023 and January 2024 grads have received their credentials in the mail. If you did not receive your credential please reach out to gradapps@capilanou.ca


All May 2024 that do not attend convocation will have their credential mailed to them by gradapps following the ceremony.

Only certified service/guide animals are permitted at the ceremony. 

During registration, you can request up to four (4) seats for your guests.

Yes! Please email convocation@capilanou.ca after April 9 to request up to six additional seats. Once seating is full, we will start a waitlist. 

We recommend arriving 60 mins prior to your ceremony. Please proceed to the Birch cafeteria to check-in and collect your regalia.

Guests are not permitted in the Birch building. Guests should proceed to the Centre for Sport and Wellness. Doors will open 30 mins prior to the ceremony.

Late grads should proceed to the Birch building cafeteria. A convocation team member will sign you in, assist with collecting your regalia and ensure you get seated in the CSW with your fellow graduands.

There is no dress code for convocation however we do recommend dressing for the weather as the reception following the ceremony is outside. There will be a shaded tent. Grads will be processing down the stairs of the CSW so please hold the handrails if you have heeled shoes.

Please return your regalia to the Birch cafeteria no later than one hour after your ceremony.

The convocation ceremonies will be live-streamed on the university’s YouTube channel, links will be available on the convocation webpage. Each ceremony will be available on-demand following the ceremony on the website.

Our ushers will store all flowers and balloons in a holding area beside the doors which your guests can collect following the ceremony. 

Following the ceremony, graduates and their guests are invited to a reception outside the Centre for Sport and Wellness. There will be snacks, refreshments, a DJ and 360 photo booth. We look forward to celebrating with you!

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