Spring 2021 Convocation

Convocation ceremonies are the highlight of the academic year for students, faculty and staff at Royal Roads University.

Celebrating the Class of Spring 2021

Please join us Friday, June 18, 2021 at 2 p.m. for a virtual Convocation ceremony for our spring grads, loved ones and supporters.

Everyone can watch the ceremony on the Royal Roads website and on YouTube and Facebook June 18 starting at 2 p.m. PST.

The ceremony will be presented in three parts:

  • Main ceremony premiere, 2 p.m.: Join the main celebration! Well wishes and wise words for our graduates from our honorary degree recipients Dan Miller and Dr. Weichang Yang, President Philip Steenkamp, Chancellor Nelson Chan, and other special guests.
  • Virtual Graduate Procession video premiere, Faculty of Management: Immediately after the main ceremony, grads from the School of Business and the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management take the spotlight. Watch as each graduate is individually recognized for their achievements.
  • Virtual Graduate Procession video premiere, Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences and the College of Interdisciplinary Studies. Also immediately after the main ceremony, grads from the College of Interdisciplinary Studies, School of Communication and Culture, School of Humanitarian Studies, School of Leadership Studies, School of Education and Technology and School of Environmental Studies are individually recognized for their achievements.

Graduates, stay well and stay tuned. We hope to celebrate you in person at a later time, once it is safe to do so.

Graduates can join the fun at online watch parties

We know how hard you’ve worked and nothing—not even this pandemic—will stop us from celebrating you. We’ve scheduled a Virtual Convocation ceremony and watch parties because of current travel and social gathering restrictions.

This year’s newest alumni can join their fellow graduates, faculty, family and biggest champions at 2 p.m. for special parties hosted by our Alumni Relations team, to watch the ceremony together and cheer each other during the Graduate Procession. Graduates, check your email for details!

A screenshot of the 2020 Convocation Watch Party with graduates celebrating.

Walk the virtual stage!

You will have an opportunity to walk the virtual stage with StageClip. Your virtual graduate procession will include your name, a photo with virtual cap and gown, and written or video message. You can share your stage walk on social media for your friends and family through a custom link.

Class of Spring 2021 graduate filter on Instagram.

#RRUgrad21 on social media

Tag us in your photos using #RRUgrad21 on our LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels. We'd love to heart you, congratulate you, and share a few.

You can also put an RRU customized filter on your Instagram and Facebook profile photo.

Bachelors and Masters:


Stay connected

If you're a new grad, you're encouraged to join Royal Roads Connect, our alumni network. Stay connected, share experiences and opportunities, learn about jobs and events, and grow your network! 

Graduate store and rentals

Find information about gown rentals, gifts and memorabilia.

Gown rental

Gowns are not required for the virtual Convocation, but you may choose to rent a gown directly from Gaspard for your own photos. 

Orders may be placed online and will be delivered directly to your home. All rental and shipping costs are at your own expense

Find more RRU gown rental information.

Diploma frames

Purchase at the Campus Store or have it shipped to your door. Contact us now!

Graduate rings

Rings can be purchased directly through Jostens.

Order an RRU graduate ring.

Royal Roads alumni merchandise

You can order merchandise through the RRU Alumni Store. You must register for an account before you can add anything to your cart. 

Shop the RRU Alumni Store.

Watch past convocation ceremonies

Watch recordings of past RRU convocation ceremonies.

Watch past RRU Convocation ceremonies