Faculty Information

2020 Convocation Update 

In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our convocation ceremonies this June. We recognize that this news is disappointing for our graduates, their families, friends and the entire Nipissing community, however the safety of our Lakers community is paramount. Once details and alternative dates are confirmed, they will be communicated to you.

Please see the frequently asked questions for more information

Shaking Prof's Hand


Please RSVP to convocation@nipissingu.ca or complete the google form e-mailed to faculty members prior to the ceremony.

Convocation ceremonies are held in the RJ Surtees Student Athletics Centre. 


Faculty gowning will take place in the RJ Surtees 2nd Floor Boardroom (upstairs behind the Living Wall) 30 minutes before the ceremony.

A volunteer will be on hand to assist with gowning. 


If you wish to borrow Nipissing regalia, it will be reserved for you and available in the RJ Surtees 2nd Floor Boardroom. Please return regalia immediately following the ceremony.

If you would like to have your academic regalia ordered, please contact: convocation@nipissingu.ca


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.

There will be a reception with light refreshments immediately following the ceremony in the RJ Surtees Student Athletics Centre Gym next to the ceremony space. See you there!