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 April 2022

Western’s Indigenous Student Centre is proud to celebrate our graduating Indigenous students this year on April 1, 2022. Register now!

The Indigenous Student Centre has worked diligently to ensure that we support and celebrate our students throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. This year, our Indigenous Student Graduation Ceremony will be held in-person with one graduate and their guests at a time during a 10-15 minute window of time. During the ceremony graduates will receive their stole, gift, and have a photo booth opportunity. Boxed lunch and dessert will be available for take out. The week of April 4th will publish videos of each graduate to share with family and friends who could not attend.

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.

*If you graduated in late 2021 or will graduate later 2022, you are welcome to attend this year's graduation ceremony!

If you have more questions about the Indigenous Graduation ceremony, please contact Ashley Kewayosh Samuel at akewayos@uwo.ca