Nipissing University Convocation

Nipissing University Convocation

June 10-14, 2024

Convocation is an important milestone in your academic journey and a time to celebrate the culmination of your hard work, dedication and contributions to the Nipissing University community.

Convocation Ceremony Schedule (2024)

Ceremony details will be available in the Spring. Please check back for additional details.

Convocation Checklist

Checklist to get ready for this year's celebrations:

  • Ensure your mailing address is up to date on WebAdvisor for degree mailing
  • Tell your family and friends to Save the Date for your special day
  • Order your degree frame early to make sure it arrives on time!
  • Use the hashtag #NUConvocation on social media to share how you are celebrating

Convocation Registration 2024

Registration for Convocation 2024 will open in the Spring. Please contact convocation@nipissingu.ca if you have any questions.

#NUConvocation Digital Downloads

Virtual Convocation Snapchat Filters Preview

To help you share this significant milestone with your friends and family, we’ve created a celebration toolkit full of graduation themed downloads.

Share your Lakers pride and support for the graduating class using the hashtag #NUConvocation.

Supporters! Show us how you are celebrating your Nipissing graduate using the hashtag #ProudOfMyLaker to be featured on our social media channels.

Snapchat Filters

Got the Snapchat app? Use one of the following filters to take your own selfie "wearing" your convocation hood and gown! Select your program and click on one of the links below. Don't forget to share with us on social media - we'd love to see them! #NUConvocation


Education Degrees / Indigenous Education Programs 

Click here for a filter with the following Education program hoods and Indigenous Stoles or scan the SnapCode below:

Virtual Convocation Snapchat Filter SnapCode - Education and Indigenous

  • BEd
  • BEd / Indigenous Education
  • Indigenous Education Programs

Bachelors Degrees

Click here for a filter with the following Bachelor Degree program hoods or scan the SnapCode below:

Virtual Convocation Snapchat Filter SnapCode - Bachelors

  • BA
  • BA with Criminal Justice Honour Society
  • BBA
  • BComm
  • BFA
  • BPHE
  • BSc
  • BScN
  • BSW

Masters Degrees

Click here for a filter with the following Masters Degree program hoods or scan the SnapCode below:

Virtual Convocation Snapchat Filter SnapCode - Masters

  • MA
  • MEd
  • MES/MESc
  • MSc
  • MScKin

Printable Lawn & Window Signs

Video Chat & Zoom Backgrounds

Video Chat Backgrounds

These Convocation backgrounds can be used on horizontal or vertical screens.

Virtual Convocation Zoom & Video Chat Backgrounds

Nipissing University horizontal and vertical Convocation backgrounds


Zoom Backgrounds

We've put together a collection of campus images and instructions to help you customize your background. Click the linked image below to take a look at our selection of campus images available for download.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the ceremonies in person? Where do the ceremonies take place?

Yes, all ceremonies will take place in person at the R.J. Surtees Student Athletics Centre, 100 College Drive, North Bay, Ontario. 

How do I get my regalia (gown & hood)?

You do not need to pre-order your regalia (gown & hood) and there is no charge.

You may pick up your regalia from Fitness Room #2 beginning 1 hour before your ceremony

Please try to arrive no later than 30 minutes ahead of your ceremony.

Please return your regalia in Fitness Room #2 no later than one hour after the completion of your ceremony.

Indigenous graduates, faculty and other participants may choose to wear traditional Indigenous attire, with or in lieu of a gown, at all convocation ceremonies. The hood may be carried rather than worn depending on cultural protocols. Nipissing University acknowledges the diversity of Indigenous peoples, communities, and nations. As such it is recognized that traditional Indigenous attire may vary. 

How long is my Convocation ceremony?

Convocation ceremonies vary between an hour and a half to two hours (1.5-2) in length. 

How many guests can I invite?

Graduates are asked to limit their guests to a maximum of 4 people to allow all graduates to bring their supporters.

There is no ticket system to attend the convocation ceremonies.

How can I request accessible seating and/or support?

If you or your guests require any accommodations at the ceremony (such as accessible seating), please email convocation@nipissingu.ca

Volunteers will be available on-site to assist at the ceremony.

Accessible Parking will be in Parking Lot 4 “Visitor’s Parking.”

Will the ceremonies be livestreamed?

Yes, the convocation ceremonies will be livestreamed at: http://live.nipissingu.ca/NULive.html

Will graduates receive more instructions and information?

All graduates are sent an Information Package and instructions at the end of May with information for the June ceremonies. 

Where do I park on campus?

Lots 1 and 5 have been designated as Event Parking for graduates and their guests.

Accessible Parking is available in Lot 4 “Visitor’s Parking”

Where and how do I pick-up my degree?

Graduates must present photo identification to pick up their degree. You cannot have someone else pick up your degree. 

Degrees can be picked up after the ceremony in Fitness Room #2 when you return your regalia. A reminder that you must return your regalia within an hour of the ceremony finishing.

If you are not planning to attend Convocation, your degree will be mailed to you before the end of July. 

Please ensure that your mailing address on WebAdvisor is up to date.

How will I get my degree if I am not attending Convocation?

If you are not planning to attend Convocation, your degree will be mailed to you before the end of July.

Please ensure that your mailing address on WabAdvisor is up to date.

Will graduation photography be available?

Your graduation portraits might just be the most important photos you’ll ever take. That’s why you need someone behind the camera who knows how to tap into what makes you unique and capture that spark in every image.

Convocation June 13-15, 2023 

  • Sitting Fee is $10. Payment is due at time of session.
  • Portrait sessions will take approximately 10 minutes. 
  • The client will receive 4 photos.
  • the sessions will take place on a drop-in basis only in Fitness Room #1. 
  • No booking appointment is required. 

Lifetouch drop-in hours during Convocation will be as follows:

  • June 13 - 12:00 - 4:00 PM
  • June 14 - 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • June 15 - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

LifeTouch, our official graduation photographer, will be present at June Convocation for drop-in sessions. More information can be found here.

Please email the Alumni Office at alumni@nipissingu.ca if you have questions or concerns about graduation photography. 

Are there on-campus accommodations? 

Did you know that you can stay in Residence while you are on campus for Convocation? Nipissing University alumni receive a special discounted rate for their stay:  

  • Single room within a 4-bedroom suite: $43.50/night plus HST  
  • 4-bedroom suite: $105.25/night plus HST  
  • Book today by contacting stay@nipissingu.ca  

We can’t wait to see you back on campus! 

Welcome to the Lakers Family

Welcome to the Lakers Alumni Family

Nipissing University and your Alumni Association are very proud of all that you have achieved throughout your education journey with us. We are very excited about what your future holds and what you will accomplish as you take the name of Nipissing University with you wherever your path leads.

As a Nipissing University graduate, your lifelong relationship with the University will continue as you join a growing network of over 40,000 Nipissing University alumni worldwide who have all shared the Nipissing experience. 

Check out the New Alumni Information page to find out how to get the most out of your alumni membership. Be sure to update your address before you graduate so that we can continue to provide you with news about what’s happening at Nipissing and invite you to alumni events in your area.  

Congratulations on reaching this academic milestone!

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