Guest Information



The ceremony is held on a ramped stage for both entrance and exit. Staff is available at the ceremony to assist with any other concerns. For accessibility inquiries, please contact


Reserved accessible seating is available for guests with accessibility requirements. Please contact the university in advance if you are planning to bring a stroller so that extra seating space can be arranged. Please contact or call 705.474.3450 ext. 4285.


All washrooms are accessible within the Robert J. Surtees Student Athletics Centre (where the ceremony is held).

Additional accessible washrooms are located:

  • in the front foyer near the Registrar's Office (near F213)
  • beside the Education Centre Cafeteria (1st floor)
  • in the Harris Learning Library (all three floors)
  • near A244 (main campus)
  • near H105 (main campus)
  • near F306 (main campus)

Individual gender neutral washrooms are available in the:

  • Robert J. Surtees Student Athletics Centre - 213, 214
  • Harris Learning Library - 3rd floor
  • Main campus near A360


Guests are welcome to bring their own personal assistive device.

Limited numbers of courtesy wheelchairs can be reserved in advance by contacting or calling 705.474.3450 ext. 4285. The courtesy wheelchair must be returned to the Accessibility Services area at the side of the gym once the Convocation ceremony is complete.

Red Cross personnel and staff from Accessibility Services will be in attendance at each Convocation ceremony (in the Robert J. Surtees Student Athletics Centre) to offer assistance.


If you are interested in reserving one of the suites available in our residence complexes, please email the Conference Services department at call 705-474-3450 ext. 4808. 

Students and guests are advised to book accommodation in North Bay several months prior to Convocation.

For information on local hotels/motels, please visit the City of North Bay Tourism site.


There are bank machines located in the Robert J Surtees Student Athletics Centre and inside the entrance of the Education Centre.


The Campus Book Store will be set up in the lobby of the RJ Surtees Student Athletic Centre, as well as Jostens Rings and Convocation Flowers. Pre-order your diploma frames HERE and jump to the front of the line to pick them up after the ceremony.

Proudly display your degree with a custom Nipissing University degree frame. Proceeds from sales are used to support on-going student programs, scholarships and services through NUSA.

Degree frames are available for purchase all year and make great gifts!​

To order your frame, simply fill out the online order form here. Remember to add shipping for orders within Canada. If the order is shipping outside Canada or you have questions regarding your order please call (705) 474-3450 ext. 4573 or email


Heritage Photography will be on site during Convocation for those who missed the opportunity to have graduation portraits taken earlier in the year. They will be located in Fitness Room #1.

The photos will be taken on a first come, first served basis.

Click here to view photos to order from Heritage Photography


Nipissing University is located at 100 College Drive in North Bay, Ontario. 

Parking is free for the ceremonies; please follow the signs on campus. 

Accessible Parking is reserved for Lot 4 (Visitor's Parking). 

Guests are encouraged to park in Lots 1 & 5. 


There are no tickets. Graduates are encouraged to limit their guests to 6 to allow all graduates to bring their supporters. Please note, the seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. 


There will be a reception with light refreshments immediately following the ceremony in the RJ Surtees Student Athletics Centre Gym next to the ceremony space. See you there!