Congratulations! You’re almost done. Here’s what you need to know about convocation.

For information about attending convocation as a guest or viewing ceremonies online, visit the friends and family section.

Before the Ceremony

Apply to Graduate

You must confirm your graduation by completing the intent to graduate form. Let Student Services know if you need assistance or require special arrangements crossing the raised stage.

Verify Your Name

Check MyNSCC to ensure your name appears correctly on your credential, transcript and in the convocation program. If it needs updating, please contact Student Services. Name changes require presentation of government issued ID such as a driver's license or passport.

Start Celebrating #NSCCGrad

On your big day, stop by the photo booth to grab a pic with family and friends. Be sure to smile for our Alumni photographer – all photos taken in front of our "NSCC is Me" backdrop will be posted to the NSCC Alumni Facebook page. 

Use the hashtag #NSCCGrad to share your Convocation photos and messages.

Also, look for our 2017 Convocation Snapchat geo filter.

Get Your Alumni Ring

Be proud and celebrate your achievements with an NSCC Alumni Ring. You can purchase a ring at any Charm Diamond Centre store location across Nova Scotia or buy online. Representatives from Charm Diamond Centres will be onsite taking ring orders at most convocations.


Locations and Dates

NSCC has 18 ceremonies. View the schedule to find yours.

Arrive Early

Be at your ceremony at least one hour early. Parking can be limited so give yourself extra time.

Academic Dress

You must wear an academic gown and stole, unless the following situations apply:

  • Indigenous students and African Canadian students may wear items of cultural significance.
  • Active military personnel may wear their dress uniform.
  • Clergy/members of religious orders may wear their religious apparel. 

Any additional exceptions must be approved by the Office of the Registrar.

Your campus will let you know when to pick up your robe.

Become an Alumni

When you graduate you become part of a growing network that includes tens of thousands of alumni who all share a proud connection with NSCC. During the ceremony, your faculty will provide you with a card displaying your current contact information. This is how Alumni Relations will keep you in the loop about exclusive benefits, professional development, college news, social events and other perks offered exclusively to our graduates.

After the Ceremony

Photo Booth

Grab your friends and family and stop by the photo booth to capture memories. Share them with your social network by using #NSCCGrad.


Connect with friends, family and fellow grads after the ceremony. Your campus will provide details.

Convocation livestream

Watch campus ceremonies live. Check the schedule for dates and times. High Speed Internet is recommended. Low Speed Internet connections may experience problems.

View 2016 Convocation livestreams.

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