Visit on June 26th as we recognize the class of 2020 during our virtual convocation.

To graduating students and the rest of the Nipissing University community,

We want to thank graduating students for your dedication, commitment, and for the many contributions you make to the entire Nipissing University community.

Many of you have been asking what our plans will be for convocation. After consultations over the past four weeks, we are pleased to announce that Nipissing University will host its first ever virtual convocation to celebrate the class of 2020 on June 26, 2020. This will be a unique opportunity for students to celebrate with family and friends. Although we wish that we were able to host celebrations in person this year, we respect and value the safety of our students, staff, faculty and supporters. We are proud of the accomplishments of the graduating class of 2020, and plan to welcome each of you to return for a future ceremony.

The Chancellor, who presides over convocation, will convene the virtual convocation. We will also be encouraging avenues through social media to celebrate your accomplishments. More detailed information will be shared over the coming weeks.

For those graduating this year, it may appear that the future will be difficult to navigate. We know the academic journey is not always easy, but through adversity comes growth and, this year especially, you have shown tremendous resiliency. We cannot put into words the pride that all of us at Nipissing University feel in having you graduate from our institution and know that you will continue to represent the Lakers community in everything you do.

Thank you for your patience as we work to find new and joyful ways of celebrating together.

Dr. Mike DeGagné
President and Vice-Chancellor

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I still need to Apply to Graduate if the in-person convocation ceremony is postponed?

All students must apply to graduate during their last term of studies. 

Applications for graduation are available on WebAdvisor under your Academic Profile.

Diplomas will automatically be mailed to those students once approved by the Academic Senate. 

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

Is there a Deadline to Apply to Graduate?

Please e-mail: with any questions regarding the status of your application to graduate. 

Can I still purchase a Degree Frame?

Yes, currently you can still order a degree frame to display your Nipissing University degree. However, please understand that this service may take several weeks due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Proceeds from sales are used to support on-going student programs, scholarships, and services through NUSA.

To order your frame, simply fill out the online order form. All frames include domestic shipping within Canada and HST. If the order is shipping outside Canada or you have questions regarding your order please email

Will I still be able to get graduation photographs taken?

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.

Will there be valedictorians at the convocation ceremonies?

Once details and alternative dates are confirmed, they will be communicated to you.

All lending of gowns and hoods for photography purposes has been postponed until further notice.

Students have access to key graduation information and frequently asked questions 

Information for Nipissing graduates' family and guests attending Convocation.

Important information for faculty participating in the procession and Convocation.