Indigenous Student Graduation Ceremony

Graduation group

Western’s Indigenous Student Graduation Ceremony takes place each year in early April.

All Indigenous students registered at Western or one of our Affiliated University College’s (Brescia, Huron, or King’s) are welcome to participate. Families are encouraged to attend and support their graduates.

During the ceremony we honour and celebrate our Indigenous student graduates’ accomplishments. Graduates are gifted with a Western Indigenous Student Centre stole (white to acknowledge the completion of an undergraduate degree, silver for a master’s degree and gold for a doctorate degree). For students, the stoles are a visual symbol of pride in their Indigenous heritage and can also be worn during Western Convocation ceremonies in February, June, or October.

Graduation students Graduation Student and Family member

Indigenous Student Graduation Ceremony Spring 2021

The Indigenous Student Centre is working diligently to ensure that we support and celebrate our students throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Please checkback for information on how we will be celebrating our graduating students this coming Spring 2021. 

If you have more questions about the Indigenous Graduation ceremony, please contact Joy SpearChief-Morris at