Convocation

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - Saturday, May 2, 2020
The Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
11455 - 87 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Eligibility

Degree, Diploma and Certificate Programs

  • Students must be enrolled in all final program requirements by March 1st
  • This includes courses ending after March 1st and the Spring term
  • Students enrolling after March 1st will not be eligible to attend convocation

Apprentices

  • Apprentices must complete their final period of technical training by June 30th
Convocation 2020 Important Eligibility Update
NAIT Convocation

Ceremonies

Each ceremony consists of

  • an address by NAIT’s President & CEO
  • keynote address by a NAIT Honorary Degree recipient
  • presentation of the graduates

Graduates must wear a gown to participate. Caps or hats are not permitted.

Gown Orders

Gown orders will be taken at shop at NAIT starting Monday, December 2, 2019.

  • Room X114, Main Campus, 780.471.7717
  • Room P135, Patricia Campus
  • Room Z155A, Souch Campus

Cost: $40 before March 13, 2020; $60 after March 13, 2020.

Gowns must be returned immediately after the ceremony

Gowns are to be returned to the banquet room on the lower level of the Jubilee Auditorium. Graduates who fail to return their gown and hood immediately after the ceremony will have their parchment held at the Registrar's Office until returned to shop AT NAIT.

NAIT Graduating Students

Ticket information

Guests are required to have a ticket for entry into the Jubilee Auditorium. Due to the anticipated number of graduates who will attend each ceremony, guest tickets have been restricted to the following:

  • April 30 PM ceremony - 4 guest tickets*
  • May 1 AM ceremony - 4 guest tickets*
  • May 1 PM ceremony - 4 guest tickets*
  • May 2 AM ceremony - 3 guest tickets*
  • May 2 PM ceremony - 3 guest tickets*

* Guest ticket availability is based on the previous year’s attendance records. The Office of the Registrar reserves the right to adjust the number of guest tickets, as required, according to graduate attendance. Tickets are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis at the time of gown pick-up.

Extra tickets may be released on the day of Convocation. If available, tickets can be picked up at the information booth located in the auditorium lobby one hour prior to the start of each ceremony. Tickets are released on a first-come, first-served basis.  There is no guarantee that there will be additional tickets.

Grad Photos

Grad photo bookings will be taken 6 weeks in advance of the sitting dates. If you are trying to book a sitting and it is more than 6 weeks in advance, the date will not be available.

Grad photo sitting dates:

  • December 2-6
  • March 16-20
  • March 23-27
  • April 21-24
  • April 27-29

Book your grad photo session