Graduation & Convocation Information

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Graduation vs Convocation – What is the difference between graduation and convocation?

Graduation: Upon a student's request and completion of program requirements, each student's name will be provided to Senate for review. It isn't until the Senate approves the list of potential graduates that the student then becomes a successful graduate of Lakehead University.

Convocation: is a ceremony where the university community comes together to celebrate your graduation.

Academic Regalia - The academic costume, also referred to as academic gown, robe, or regalia, had its origins in the medieval European universities.

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