For information about attending as a guest or watching ceremonies online, view info for friends and family
Before the ceremony
Apply to graduate
You must confirm your graduation by completing the intent to graduate form:
- Contact your Advisor (log-in required) or Student Services to get a form
- Let Student Services know if you need assistance or require special arrangements crossing the raised stage
Verify your name
Check MyNSCC (log-in required) 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 celebratingGet excited about your big day and share your experience using the official NSCC Convocation hashtag #NSCCGrad.
Get your alumni ring
Be proud and celebrate your achievements with an NSCC alumni ring. You can purchase a ring at any Charm Diamond Centres store location across Nova Scotia or buy one online. Representatives from Charm Diamond Centres will be onsite taking ring orders at most ceremonies.
Locations and dates
NSCC has 22 ceremonies. View the schedule to find yours.
Be at your ceremony at least one hour early. Parking can be limited - give yourself extra time to find a spot.
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 gown and stole.
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 an alumni registration card. Once you've registered, Alumni Relations will keep you in the loop about the exclusive benefits, professional development, College news, social events and other perks offered exclusively to our graduates. You can update your information any time by filling our the alumni update form
After the ceremony
Bring your friends and family by our photo booth to capture your Convocation memories.
Find photos taken during and after your ceremony on our Alumni Facebook page. Tag yourself and your friends in our photos, or download them to keep. Use #NSCCGrad with any Convocation social media photos you post.
Connect with friends, family and fellow grads after the ceremony. Your campus will provide details.