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Indigenous Student Graduation Ceremony

Friday, April 5, 2024
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wampum Learning Lodge

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

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, purple for a bachelor of Education, bronze for Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Law 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. Request a stole by sending an email to

*If you graduate in late 2023 or will graduate in 2024, you are welcome to register for the 2024 Indigenous Student Graduation Ceremony on Friday, April 5, 2024. Please complete the registration form.

Western is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities.  Please contact us in advance if you have any particular accommodation requirements.  – Ashley Kewayosh Samuel, 519-661-2111 ex. 85731,

Indigenous Student Centre
Ashley Kewayosh Samuel - Student Opportunities Coordinator
519-661-2111 ex 85731

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