Royal Roads Homecoming 8-10 September 2023 

Homecoming Weekend at Royal Roads University (RRU) has been an annual event since 2001. The event is intended for all RRU alumni which includes anyone who attended Royal Roads through its evolution as first a Naval College, then a tri-service Military College, through to being a civilian University. So far it mainly attracts ex-cadets but RRU strives to include events that could attract more recent graduates as well. The Vancouver Island Ex-Cadet Club (VIECC) has worked with RRU to plan and take part in Homecomings since their inception.

Royal Roads University Homecoming weekend registration is now available.  Join us September 8-10th for this year’s Homecoming Celebrations on the beautiful grounds of Royal Roads University.  Registration remains open until August 25th and can be found on our website along with further event details. Please visit (https://www.royalroads.ca/alumni/alumni-events/homecoming)  For any assistance registering, please reach out to alumni.relations@royalroads.ca

À l’Université Royal Roads (URR), la fin de semaine des retrouvailles a lieu chaque année depuis 2001. Cet événement s’adresse à toutes les personnes qui ont fréquenté l’URR, peu importe l’étape de son évolution : d’abord collège de la Marine, puis collège militaire triservice et enfin université civile. Jusqu’à maintenant, il a surtout attiré les anciens élèves-officiers, mais l’URR tente d’organiser des activités qui intéresseront aussi les diplômé(e)s plus récents. Le Club des anciens élèves-officiers de l’île de Vancouver collabore à la planification de la fin de semaine des retrouvailles et y participe depuis sa création.

L’inscription à la fin de semaine des Retrouvailles de l’Université Royal Roads est maintenant disponible. Rejoignez-nous du 8 au 10 septembre pour les célébrations de rentrée de cette année sur les magnifiques terrains de l’Université Royal Roads.  Les inscriptions sont ouvertes jusqu’au 25 août et peuvent être consultées sur notre site web, ainsi que d’autres détails sur l’événement. Veuillez consulter le site : https://www.royalroads.ca/alumni/alumni-events/homecoming (en anglais seulement). Si vous avez besoin d’aide pour vous inscrire, veuillez contacter alumni.relations@royalroads.ca.

Friday, September 8

Welcome Reception 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Event sponsored by Vaughan Bevan Wealth Management Group

Enjoy a business casual reception and reacquaint yourself with old friends, and perhaps make some new ones! We look forward to welcoming you back to campus to celebrate your reunion. Cash bar and refreshments. Guests are welcome with registration.

Saturday, September 9

Campus tours

Join us for a tour of campus to visit familiar, see some newly renovated buildings. Tours will depart from Hatley Castle and will take roughly 1 hour.  Tour times are just being confirmed so please check back shortly for an update.  Separate registration page available shortly.

Saturday, September 9

Homecoming Dinner 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Cocktail hour: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Dinner served: 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $ 105.00 (includes a buffet dinner, Prime Rib and glass of wine). Dietary restrictions? Please email alumni.relations@royalroads.ca with your requirements.

Dress to impress and enjoy reconnecting further with a charming dinner. Bring your spouse or guest for an evening designed to provide you with not only an opportunity to connect, but to create new memories on campus.

Sunday, September 10

Mastsite and Farewell Ceremony & Quarterdeck Gathering

Mast Ceremony: Sunday, September 10, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (No registration required)

Quarterdeck Gathering: Sunday, September 10, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Registration required)

Cost: $25.00

Event supported by Vancouver Island Ex-Cadet Club

Respecting the traditions of our military heritage, we welcome all alumni and family to join in front of the former commandant’s house for a dedication to our ex-cadets and their Royal Roads journey. Following this dedication, attendees will be piped back to campus core to participate in the ceremonial circle walk from the front of Hatley Castle past the Grand Block and back.

Should you be interested in staying for light refreshments, there will be a final opportunity to congregate, share, and reminisce over light refreshments with coffee & tea. This gathering will be offered in the Quarterdeck directly following the formal farewell ceremony and toast. Registration required.

Paver stone project:

Have you ordered your Paver stone yet?  Don’t worry there is still time but this year’s orders must be in by July 31.  For more information and to sign up, please visit the Paver stone project.

We look forward to seeing you in September!

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