About the Ceremony

    • 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.

      Procession - inset


      National Anthem
      First Nations Welcome
      Welcome and Introductions
      President & Vice-Chancellor's Address
      Musical Performance
      Valedictorian Address
      Chancellor's Address
      Conferring of Credentials
      Closing of the Ceremony

      Program - inset


      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.

      Reception - inset

      Services available

      Between the Birch building and the Sportsplex, you will find many services available to you.

      • Flowers – forgot to buy flowers for your graduate, we’ve got you covered.
      • 2018 Cap U grad t-shirt
      • Cap U bookstore – for frames, class rings and more
      • GradImages portrait studio
      • CSU photobooth
      • Cap U program information booths

      Cap U dream catcher

      As you leave Cap, leave us a memento of your time here and pin your dreams to our dream catcher.

      Dreamcatcher - inset