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Put the Books Down, It’s Time to Celebrate!

Celebration is definitely in the air (not to mention a few errant graduation caps!) as the school year draws to a close. While many of the thousands of students studying at post-secondary institutions across Surrey are heading off on a summer-long break, others are busy finishing the last term papers and projects before putting down their books, folding up their laptops and mounting the stage to receive their certificate or degree. It’s graduation time!

You don’t have to look far to find a graduate around here. The number of post-secondary students attending classes in City Centre is remarkable, as this fast-growing academic district hosts no less than three major university campuses. Simon Fraser University has two major sites, UBC runs a number of labs and programs in association with Surrey Memorial Hospital and Kwantlen Polytechnic University is soon to open a new campus in the 3 Civic Plaza building. Surrey is also home to a wide range of smaller academic and vocational colleges that produce hundreds of work-ready graduates each year.

We’re calling on all the friends and families of these accomplished men and women to celebrate their remarkable achievements and hard work by hosting a joyous special event. Located conveniently on Civic Plaza, we’re a short distance from the universities and campus venues handing out those graduation certificates. We offer a wide range of flexible spaces and options that would work perfectly for a small, private catered dinner or fit your entire extended family and community for a joyous dinner and dance.

Our expert food and beverage managers can help you choose everything from a plated meal service to a spectacular festive buffet or themed event. There’s lots of room to include the graduate’s favourites, from a giant cake to special cocktails and select BC wines for the adults. Or if your graduate prefers to keep it to a quiet drink or meal with besties, that’s available in Prado Café or the Dominion Bar + Kitchen, both located off our lobby.

There’s lots of room for out-of-town guests and family members at our 144-room, Marriott Autograph Collection® hotel. The rooms feature cutting-edge design and sustainable features like radiant heating and passive ventilation, all designed to increase guest comfort while reducing the guests’ carbon footprint. There’s even more room to go green, as the Hotel is located amidst a major transit hub that provides easy access to sites across Surrey and Metro Vancouver.

We hope that all our local graduates will find at least a few moments amidst the commotion of graduation to really think about their achievement and dream a little dream about the amazing doors it will open. Everyone here at Civic Hotel is proud to be a member of a growing community of people dedicated to the entrepreneurialism and innovation that are building a strong future here in Surrey.

Congratulations on your graduation!