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

Convocation - important updates!

  •  Have you always wanted to give the Convocation address at your own ceremony! Now is your chance! Student speaker applications are now being accepted until April 30, 2019. Fill your online application.
  • Did you miss having your graduation portrait taken?  Not to worry! Artona will be back on campus April 22 – 24, 2019. Book your appointment.

Attending convocation

Convocation 2019

Your convocation ceremonies will take place Monday, June 3 and Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

Monday, June 3 ceremonies

Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts 10 a.m.
Faculty of Arts and Sciences 2 p.m.
Faculty of Global and Community Studies 2 p.m.

Faculty of Education, Health and Human Development

2 p.m.

Tuesday, June 4 ceremonies

School of Business 10 a.m
School of Communications 2 p.m.
School of Legal Studies 2 p.m.
NABU, NAIM and INMA 2 p.m.

What do I need to do to attend convocation?

First, you need to apply for graduation assessment through the Registrar's office, who will ensure you meet all the academic requirements to graduate. Your name is then submitted to the Senate for approval.

Once you receive your letter confirming your graduation status, you’ll receive an email invitation to the convocation ceremony at your CapU email address.

Note: It is possible to register on the day of the ceremony, but you’ll pay an additional fee of $60.


For information on planning for your big day, visit the graduates' page.


Information about regalia and the convocation proceedings are available on the faculty page.


Learn about attending graduation ceremonies—registering to attend, parking, flowers and more—on the guests' page.

Celebrate with photos, jewellery and flowers


Book your grad photo session with Artona. You can contact them directly:

Custom collegiate jewellery

Purchase your custom grad jewellery at Jostens.

Convocation flowers

Convocation Flowers provides grads and guests with the opportunity to pre-order flowers and t-shirts online.

2018 Convocation Photos

Check out photos from this year's ceremony on Capilano University's flickr page. Haven't received your proofs yet from Artona? Contact them directly at 604 872 7272 or

Graduation Ceremony Archives

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