Graduate Information

Are You Ready To Graduate?

You Must Apply to Graduate

All students must apply to graduate during their last term of studies regardless of whether they will be attending the formal convocation ceremony. Applications for graduation are available on WebAdvisor under your Academic Profile.

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

Diplomas will automatically be mailed to those students who graduate "in absentia".

Double majors can view their majors in the Academic Profile section of WebAdvisor. The major listed first is the ceremony you will attend; for example, if you are receiving your Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and History, you should attend the Sociology ceremony.

Deadline to Apply to Graduate

The deadline for June 2024 Convocation is April 1st, 2024.

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


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Get Ready for the Ceremony

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.

Will the ceremonies be livestreamed?

Yes, the convocation ceremonies will be livestreamed at:

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 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?

On site photography will be available through Everest Photography. Information, including session times for each ceremony, will be shared here when available.

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

Still Have Questions? 

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Welcome to the Lakers Alumni Family

You're Now a Member of the Alumni Association!

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. 

Nipissing University Alumni Advisory Board

Your Nipissing University Alumni Advisory Board (NUAAB) is an integral part of the University community. When you graduate from Nipissing University, you automatically become a lifetime member of the Nipissing University Alumni Association at no charge and part of a wide network of NU Alumni who are making an impact!

The NUAAB is guided by up to ten Nipissing University Alumni with additional student and community representation. The NUAAB has three main objectives:

  • supporting and advancing the cause of the University by strengthening its standards and reputation for academic excellence through dedication and financial generosity;
  • promoting interest and understanding of the Association's objectives among undergraduates of the University;
  • encouraging and promoting a sense of collegiality and unity among members and providing an opportunity to continue associations enjoyed as students.

Alumni Services

Alumni Services include:

  • Preferred home and auto insurance rates with TD Insurance Meloche Monnex
  • MBNA Canada MasterCard
  • Canada Life Alumni Insurance products and services
  • Perkopolis - discounts on everything from movie tickets to shopping
  • Preferred membership rate at the Robert J. Surtees Student Athletics Centre and access to the Harris Learning Library
  • and more!

For details on accessing Alumni services and information about volunteer opportunities, please visit the Nipissing University Alumni website

Keep us updated on your current whereabouts and life milestones, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter! There are many opportunities for Alumni to be actively involved with Nipissing University. As an alumnus/a, you serve as an ambassador for all that Nipissing has to offer. Graduation is the beginning of a new relationship with Nipissing University, one that we hope will continue to offer you the Nipissing experience that you know and love!