We are so excited to have you celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates! Each ceremony takes approximately 1.5 - 2 hours. Out of respect for the graduates and other guests, we ask that guests please remain seated for the duration of the ceremony.
Our procession, led by our local First Nations Elders brings the grandstands from the Birch building to the doors of the Sportsplex. The student procession is led by our Parade Marshall, Nanci Lucas who is the Chair of Capilano University Senate.
Following the student procession is the platform party which is led by our Mace Bearer. Following Scottish Tradition, the mace is carried by our Director of Facilities, Susan Doig.
Guests will be asked to stand for the procession and remain standing for the singing of the national anthem.
First Nations Welcome
Welcome and Introductions
President & Vice-Chancellor's Address
Conferring of Credentials
Closing of the Ceremony
The Capilano University Alumni Association invites you all to celebrate at the reception under the marquee directly outside of the Sportsplex following the ceremony. Light refreshments will be served and music provided by the Pearl Jig.
Between the Birch building and the Sportsplex, you will find many services available to you.
As you leave Cap, leave us a memento of your time here and pin your dreams to our dream catcher.
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Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.