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Anniversary Announcements & Activities

Here are the feature events of our 50th anniversary.

Anniversary Announcements & Activities

Here are the feature events of our 50th anniversary.

Calendar of Events

Fabulous 50 Birthday Bash

When: September 10, 2018, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Where: CapU North Vancouver Campus, cafeteria
Who: Current students and employees

We opened our doors for the first time on September 10, 1968, and we celebrated our official 50th anniversary with a big birthday party, live music and cake.

CapFest, our signature celebration!

When: September 22, 2018, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: CapU North Vancouver Campus
Who: Everyone’s invited!

We made history with CapFest — CapU’s biggest party ever. This signature event was designed for everyone.

Alumni Awards of Excellence

When: October 18, 2018
Where: The Pipe Shop – North Vancouver
Who: For everyone!
Tickets: Available on Eventbrite

The Capilano University Alumni Association (CUAA) cohosted an outstanding evening of past and present alumni award recipients. The 2018 celebration also marked CUAA’s 10th anniversary, and featured a commemorative series of five special alumni awards at the special gala.


When: January 11, 2019, 6 p.m.
Where: CapU Centre of Sports & Wellness
Who: Current students and their guests

Celebrating the experience of our current students, CapRocks will kick off the second half of our anniversary year with a huge party!

Chancellor’s Circle Dinner

When: January 17, 2019
Where: The Polygon Gallery
Who: Donors who have contributed $25,000 or more to Capilano University

Our annual invitation only event took on a special 50th anniversary flair in 2019, when we celebrated the legacy of our donors over the decades.

Employee Recognition Awards

When: March 2019
Who: Award recipients and their guests

CapU’s has had some amazing employees over the past 50 years. We will celebrate them and their accomplishments over a spectacular dinner program.

Convocation 2019

When: June 3rd & 4th, 2019
Where: CapU Centre of Sports & Wellness
Who: 2019 grad class and guests, 1969-70 grad class and guests

Convocation is the most important annual event for any university. And in 2019, we have a special commemoration planned. We will invite the very first graduates of Capilano to join our class of 2019 for the ceremony.
We’re 50 and darn proud of it! As part of our celebration, we’ve launched Cap Love Tuesdays (CLT), a special collection of CapU anniversary apparel.

CapU Murals Project

Vibrant images burst off nine prominent exterior walls at Capilano University’s North Vancouver campus and one at kálax-ay, the Sunshine Coast campus, to mark CapU’s 50th anniversary.
The University teamed up with the Vancouver Mural Festival to find artists to transform drab concrete walls into full-colour painted murals that symbolize the creativity that distinguishes Capilano University.