Spring Convocation 2021

Spring 2021 Convocation

Please join us for a Virtual Convocation ceremony:

Friday, June 18, 2021
Formal Ceremony at 2:00 p.m. livestreamed
Watch Parties by your faculty and Virtual Graduate Processions to follow

Convocation ceremonies are the highlight of the academic year for both students and staff at Royal Roads University. We know how hard you’ve worked and nothing—not even this pandemic—will stop us from celebrating you.

Due to current travel and social gathering restrictions, we’ve scheduled a Virtual Convocation ceremony on Friday, June 18. This formal celebration will include a chance for you to be recognized as you walk across the stage (virtually of course), a graduate speaker, and a special presentation with this year’s Honorary Degree Recipients.

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

VIRTUAL CONVOCATION PARTICIPATION

  • There will be an opportunity to submit your name, a photo with virtual cap and gown, and written and/or video message to share during your virtual graduate procession. You will receive your custom link to share on social media channels for your friends and family! This is provided through our partnership with StageClip. An individualized student link will be provided for you to upload your content but will require your consent. Please ensure you complete the registration form and check YES to allow StageClip to contact you.
  • Register for your virtual “Watch Party” Zoom room, where you can watch your convocation with fellow graduates, faculty, family and biggest champions.
  • The link to participate in virtual convocation will provided once available

STAY CONNECTED

Are you a new grad? Join our alumni network, Royal Roads Connect to stay connected, share experiences and opportunities, learn about jobs and events and grow your network.  Please contact Alumni Relations with any questions.

 

Virtual Watch Party

We will be hosting a Convocation Watch Party via Zoom for you, your friends and family, as well as faculty and staff on June 18 starting at 2:00 p.m. This will provide a unique opportunity for all graduates and their supporters to come together to share and connect on your special day. Registration is coming to your inbox so be sure to reserve your seat and get a link to share with your loved ones.

Can’t find that email?  Reach out to alumni.relations@royalroads.ca

 

Grad Box

We are all so proud of you and your accomplishment to get to this place.  We would like to send you a congratulatory Grad Gift Box which will include, grad cap, branded RRU socks, & your alumni pin among other surprises.  To ensure you receive your Grad Gift box prior to Convocation, you will need to submit your request before May 12th using the link provided in your email.     

Can’t find that email?  Reach out to alumni.relations@royalroads.ca

Graduate Store And Rentals

GOWN RENTAL

Gowning is not required for virtual convocation, but Gaspard has extended direct rentals for graduates wanting to rent their own for photos.

Orders may be placed online and will be delivered directly to your home. Should you decide you would like to rent a gown, all rental and shipping costs will be provided to you individually from the team at Gaspard.

RRU Gown Rental

DIPLOMA FRAMING

If you are interested in purchasing a Royal Roads branded frame you are able to purchase online and ship it direct to your house through Leader Frames:

RRU Frames

GRADUATE RINGS

Rings can be purchased directly through Jostens:

RRU Graduate Rings

RRU ALUMNI MERCHANDISE

You can now order alumni-themed merchandise right to your door! We’re offering a select number of alumni keepsakes for you to commemorate your time at Royal Roads, including a ceramic mug with a bamboo cover, knit socks and a graduation bear. Each purchase comes with a free alumni tote. Proceeds support the Changing Lives Award to help future students in need. Visit our online store to order your alumni swag. Please note that you will need to create an account before you can check out.

RRU Alumni Store

Submit Your Graduate Message

RRU has partnered with StageClip, which will enable you to be recognized in the virtual graduate procession. You will be asked to upload a photo, a written message, or a video message for your friends and family.

Check out Alumni Manager, Mehgan Cabrera’s 2020 Graduate Message submission here as a sample of what to expect. 

To participate:

  • You must check YES on the virtual convocation registration page.
  • By clicking No, your name will NOT appear in the virtual graduate procession, and you will not be able to share a photo, or text/video message. You will still be able to view the virtual graduate procession, but your name will not appear.
  • You will be sent a personalized link for your submission. Do not share your link with others as it is unique to you.
  • Use our Royal Roads Instagram filters to customize your video, which will include virtual convocation regalia!
  • Review your content prior to submitting to ensure it presents the best audio and visual quality.
  • Visit StageClip FAQs for information and support on using this tool. 
  • Ensure you meet the submission deadline. We cannot accept late submissions.
  • On the day of convocation, your link will be available to share on social media with friends and family!

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PARTICIPATION FORM: MAY 30, 2021

DEADLINE FOR STAGECLIP SUBMISSIONS: JUNE 11, 2021

Where can I see recordings of past Ceremonies?

Recordings of our past ceremonies are available online for you to watch, along with information about the awards recipients and honourary degree recipients from each year.