Indigenous Graduation Ceremony

Totem pole looks over a lush forest on the Royal Roads University campus

The Indigenous Graduation Ceremony is held twice a year, alongside the convocation ceremony, to celebrate the achievements of Indigenous graduates. With a focus on community, the ceremony serves as a unique space for students to honour family, friends, faculty, staff and administrators who supported their journeys, while recognizing and celebrating the extraordinary efforts of each graduate in achieving their educational goals.

Graduates are honoured with a blanketing ceremony and presented with a gift.  

We invite all Indigenous graduates and their loved ones to join us in this celebration, filled with performances by local traditional dancers, guest speakers and refreshments. 

Upcoming ceremony details

Date and time: Thursday, June 13, 1:00p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  

Location: Royal Roads University, 2005 Sooke Road, Sequoia Building, 4th Floor

Registration: Register using the link below by May 31, 2024

Register today

Show all / Hide all

Visiting the Royal Roads campus


Royal Roads University is located at 2005 Sooke Road.  

Ceremony will take place on the 4th floor of the Sequoia Building. View our Campus Map.

The 4th floor of the Sequoia Building will open for guests 45 minutes prior to the ceremony.  

Transportation and Parking

Public parking will be available in the Central Parking Lot and Upper Parking Lot.

Parking is a 5-10 minute walk to the venue, which includes steep hills.  

We recommend wearing appropriate footwear when walking on campus.

Accommodations nearby

On-campus accommodation is not available at this time.  

Nearby accommodations:  

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Colwood

  • 318 Wale Road, Victoria, BC (ask for a Royal Roads University discount)

Solo Suites

  • 590 Goldstream Avenue, Victoria, BC

Four Points by Sheraton

  • 829 McCallum Road, Victoria, BC

DoubleTree by Hilton

  • 777 Douglas St, Victoria BC (ask for a Royal Roads University discount with the code: 3125095)

The Westin Bear Mountain

  • 1999 Country Club Way, Victoria BC