Nipissing University Virtual Convocation 2021

Virtual Convocation 2021

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:

  • Faculty of Arts & Science – Tuesday, June 15, 2021
  • Schulich School of Education – Thursday, June 17, 2021
  • School of Business, School of Criminology & Criminal Justice, School of Social Work – Tuesday, June 22, 2021
  • School of Nursing – Thursday, June 24, 2021

While we cannot gather in person to celebrate, graduates will receive a Grad Box in the mail to assist with their at-home celebrations. More details on the Grad Boxes can be found below.

Please continue to return to this site for updates and more details on Convocation 2021. We look forward to celebrating with you as you officially become a Nipissing University alumnus.

Be sure to complete the "Apply to Graduate” form on WebAdvisor by April 1, 2021.

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
  • Complete the "Apply to Graduate” form on WebAdvisor by April 1, 2021
  • 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/convocation2021 to access all the content you'll need to have a fun and fulfilling day

Grad Boxes

All 2021 graduates will receive a Grad Box in the mail. We don't want to ruin the surprise, but in each box, there will be items to assist in your at-home celebrations as well as some fun keepsakes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to request to graduate?

All students must apply to graduate during their last term of studies even if you do not plan to attend virtual convocation. Applications for graduation are available on WebAdvisor under your Academic Profile and must be completed by April 1, 2021.

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

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

What time is my Virtual Convocation ceremony taking place?

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.

Will there be graduation photography services?

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. If there is any change in this decision we will communicate it here and through student email. Thank you for your understanding.

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.

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.