Vancouver Campus 2023 Commencement

Congratulations Class of 2022-2023!

Fairleigh Dickinson University – Vancouver Campus will be hosting its 14th Commencement Ceremony in person on Friday, May 5th at 12:00 pm at the Westside Church located at 777 Homer Street.

Starting on February 1st until February 28th, all declared 2022-2023 graduating students will be invited to register for the Commencement Ceremony using Build a Grad.


Watch the Commencement Ceremony LIVE here  on May 5th at 1 pm PST.

Pre-Commencement Dinner

The Pre-Commencement Dinner will take place on Thursday, May 4th at 5:00 pm at the Italian Cultural Centre located at 3075 Slocan St.

Starting on February 1st until February 28th, all declared 2022-2023 graduating students will be invited to register for the Pre-Commencement Dinner using Build a Grad.

Vancouver Graduation Salute

FDU-Vancouver will host a Salute on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023. The Salute is a family friendly event offering different activities on campus to all graduating students.

Location: Cambie location

Time: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Program: TBA

Gowns and Regalia

Students are able to order their Regalia through Build A Grad website: by February 28, 2023.  

Should you have missed the ordering date, please email We will do our best to accommodate late orders.

Gowns Pick-Up

Students who ordered their Regalia will be able to collect it at FDU (842 Cambie Street) starting from: Monday, April 24 – Friday, April 28, 2023.

Regalia packages are only available for those graduating students who pre-ordered a graduation package. If you missed the ordering deadline, please contact

Please book your appointment to pick up your regalia starting on April 1st, 2023 here.

Remember to bring your STUDENT ID or any other official piece of ID. If you want a friend or family member to collect your gown, please email us at Include your name, ID number and the name of the person who will be collecting on your behalf. This person must book an appointment using the above link.

All graduating students are required to complete the Commencement Exit Survey before collecting their regalia. Take a screenshot when you complete the survey to show us during pick up.

Grad Greetings Video

Graduating students are invited to submit a 30 second long video to take part in the annual Grad Greetings video message. These messages should express your appreciation to those who have helped you reach this milestone and other meaningful messages you wish to convey. 

To upload your video, please click here for further instructions

To watch the 2022 Vancouver Grad Greeting video, click here.

Grad Slide Show

The Vancouver Campus is putting together a slide show with fun photos to include in the Commencement Ceremony. Send up to 4 photos of your time at FDU before Friday, April 21st.

To upload your fun photos, please click here for further instructions,

To watch the 2021 Vancouver Grad Slideshow video, click here.

Graduation Honors and Awards

Undergraduate students whose cumulative grade point ratio (CGPR) is 3.85 or higher will receive their degree summa cum laude; if the CGPR is 3.67, magna cum laude; if the CGPR is 3.33, cum laude. Only weighted grades will be included in computing honors. Only the credits taken at Fairleigh Dickinson University, a minimum of 54 credits, will be used in this evaluation.

Students who qualify to graduate with honors will receive a medal.

Pinnacle Award

Each year faculty and staff nominate one undergraduate student from the graduating class for the Pinnacle Award. The student is invited to speak for the Virtual Commencement Ceremony.

To learn more about our 2020 Student Pinnacle Award Recipient, please click here

To learn more about our 2021 Student Pinnacle Award Recipient, please click here

To learn more about our 2022 Student Pinnacle Award Recipient, please click here

Graduate Program Speaker

Each year a graduating representative from the graduate program is invited to speak on behalf of the class at the Commencement Ceremony.


Graduating students can invite up to 2 guests to the Commencement Ceremony. To request more tickets please email us at Students requesting extra tickets will be put on a waitlist. Graduating students can invite 1 person to the Pre-Commencement Dinner with an additional cost of $40 USD. Preference will be given to Graduating Students.  

Studio Graduation Photos

To book your personal portrait sitting, please contact Artona by calling 604.872.7272, or visit their website at Click the “My School Info” button on the homepage. Enter “Fairleigh Dickinson University”. Follow the on-line instructions.

There is a $15 non-refundable sitting fee and a $60 refundable deposit. The $60 deposit allows them to produce and send you previews of your photos, which will be applied to your photo order.


Artona is located at 353 West 7th Avenue in Vancouver.
Mon-Sat / 9 AM to 5 PM
Call for hours on statutory holidays


Diplomas will be available for pick up at the main FDU Vancouver Campus about 8 weeks after the date of graduation. Unless otherwise specified, all diplomas will be available for pickup at the Vancouver Campus (842 Cambie).

Student Loan Exit Interviews

Students who have received Canadian student loans are required to attend an exit interview with the Director of Enrollment Services during their final trimester. To book an appointment please email

General Information and Questions

Vancouver students with questions concerning graduation, eligibility and the Virtual Commencement Ceremony should contact the Enrollment Services office in Vancouver at 604-648-4474 or by emailing