Virtual Convocation

Nipissing University Virtual Convocation

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. With ongoing public health measures in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nipissing University will hold its spring convocation virtually this June.

Four virtual ceremony dates have been selected to provide a personalized convocation day experience:

Return to this webpage on your convocation day for the link to view the convocation ceremony.

We look forward to celebrating with you as you officially become a Nipissing University alumnus.

What Time is the Ceremony?

There is no set time that you are required to tune in to your ceremony. The virtual convocation pages for each ceremony will launch at 9 a.m. and will remain available for viewing at any time for many weeks. We encourage graduates and their supporters to schedule a time that is convenient to perform their own at-home celebration.

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!
  • Start planning how you want to decorate and celebrate your graduation at home. Think blues and greens!
  • Use the hashtag #NUConvocation on social media to share how you are celebrating at home
  • On your Virtual Convocation ceremony day, visit www.nipissingu.ca/convocation to access all the content you'll need to have a fun and fulfilling day

Convocation Celebration Box

Convocation Celebration Box

While we cannot gather in person to celebrate, all 2021 graduates will be receiving a Convocation Celebration Box in the mail.

We want to celebrate with you - be sure to snap some pictures and share them on your social media along with the hashtag #NUConvocation!

Here's a sneak peek of what you can expect to find inside your very own celebration box!

#NUConvocation Virtual Celebration

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 at home 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
  • Concurrent BEd / BA
  • Concurrent BEd / BBA
  • Concurrent BEd / BFA
  • Concurrent BEd / BPHE
  • Concurrent BEd / BSc
  • 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

Facebook Profile Photo Frame

Nipissing University Convocation Facebook Profile Photo Frame

Facebook Profile Photo Frame

How to add our profile picture frame:

  1. Go to www.facebook.com/profilepicframes
  2. Click your profile picture in the bottom left and select your Page
  3. Search for a frame by entering Nipissing University and select the Class of 2021 frame
  4. Click Use as Profile Picture

Printable Lawn & Window Signs

Click on the images below to download each sign as a printable PDF.

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

What time is my Virtual Convocation ceremony?

There is no set time that you are required to tune in to your ceremony. The virtual convocation pages for each ceremony will launch at 9 a.m. and will remain available for viewing any time for many weeks. We encourage graduates and their supporters to schedule a time that is convenient to perform their own at-home celebration.

What is the link to the content for Virtual Convocation?

The link: www.nipissingu.ca/convocation will be updated on each ceremony day starting at 9:00 AM. The content will remain active for an extended period of time for graduates and their supporters to view at their convenience.

What can I expect to view and participate in on my Virtual Convocation Day?

On each of the Virtual Convocation dates, we will be releasing the ceremony video including the names of the graduates, and messages from the Chancellor, President and Provost. We encourage graduates and their supporters to engage safely in at-home celebrations and watch the videos as part of their celebration plans. We also encourage everyone to share messages of congratulations on social media to recognize fellow graduates near and far.

When will the next in-person convocation be?

At this time, we are unable to provide an exact date of when we will be able to host an in-person convocation ceremony again. However, once it is safe to do so, the University will begin to invite back members of the 2019 - 2020 and 2020 - 2021 graduating classes to have the opportunity to cross the stage and participate in an in-person event.

Last updated: June 9, 2021

How do I request a Convocation Celebration Box?

If you did not receive the e-mail and form to request a Convocation Celebration Box, please e-mail convocation@nipissingu.ca

I graduated in 2019-2020, can I get a Convocation Celebration Box?

We recognize that the 2019-2020 graduates would not have received the package due to the timing of the pandemic and lockdown in 2020. That is why we have decided to send out New Alumni Welcome Packages to the 2019-2020 graduates. It contains many of the same items as the celebration boxes. Please e-mail convocation@nipissingu.ca to request your New Alumni Mailer.

I received a Governor General Academic Award. When and how do I receive the award certificate?

Congratulations on receiving the Governor General’s Academic Medal.

The Governor General’s Medal, established in 1873, is one of the most prestigious awards that can be received by a student in a Canadian educational institution for exceptional academic achievement.

The Gold Medal is awarded to the graduate student who achieves the highest academic standing upon graduation from a graduate level.

The Silver Medal is awarded to the undergraduate student who achieves the highest academic standing upon graduation from a bachelor degree program.

The certificate will be sent to the recipient the week of June 14, 2021.

I received a President’s Gold Medal. When and how do I receive the medal and award monies?

Congratulations on receiving the President’s Gold Medal.

The President’s Gold Medals are presented to a graduating student who attains the highest academic average in their degree program. Students must have a minimum of 80% overall average. Each recipient will receive a President’s Gold Medal and a cash award of $500.

The Financial Aid Office will credit the recipient’s account receivable on WebAdvisor. The funds can then be directly deposited into the recipient’s bank account.

The President’s Gold Medal will be mailed to the recipient the week of June 14, 2021.

I received a J.W. Trusler Proficiency Award. When and how do I receive the medal and award monies?

Congratulations on receiving the J.W. Trusler Proficiency Award.

The J.W. Trusler Proficiency Awards are presented to graduating students, in each major. The recipients are chosen by the respective faculty of each major, primarily on the basis of academic achievement and/or excellence in practice teaching. Each student will receive a Bronze Medal and a cash award of $300.

The Financial Aid Office will credit the recipient’s account receivable on WebAdvisor. The funds can then be directly deposited into the recipient’s bank account.

The bronze medal will be mailed to the recipient the week of June 14, 2021.

I received a Convocation Award. When and how do I receive my award monies?

Congratulations on receiving a Convocation Award.

The Financial Aid Office will credit the recipient’s account receivable on WebAdvisor. The funds can then be directly deposited into the recipient’s bank account.

When will there be an update on Graduation Photography?

Please be advised that all graduation photography has been postponed until further notice due to the increased social distancing measures taken by the University to protect our NU community from the spread of COVID-19. When it is deemed safe to offer the services, we will communicate it here and through student email. Thank you for your understanding.

Last updated: June 9, 2021

Can I borrow regalia for photos?

All lending of gowns and hoods for photography purposes has been postponed until further notice due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

Last updated: June 9, 2021

If you have any questions, please e-mail: convocation@nipissingu.ca


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. Learn more about the benefits of being a Nipissing alumnus:

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