Graduation & Convocation

Senate has now approved the 2017 graduating students, click here to view.
Congratulations Graduates!

Convocation is a time to celebrate your accomplishments as a Lakehead University graduate, and to share this celebration with your family and friends. We look forward to celebrating with you!

This information will help you prepare for a successful graduation and convocation ceremony celebration, but if you have any questions, contact Enrolment Services - Academic Advising, Records and Registration.

Orillia 2017 Convocation

Orillia Campus ready for Convocation 2013 information

Thunder Bay 2017 Convocation

Thunder bay Convocation Information 2013

Graduation & Convocation Information


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.

Convocation,  a tradition worth experiencing - video