Graduation & Convocation

NAIT Convocation 2023

Ceremony recordings

Re-live your special day! All 2023 Convocation ceremonies were recorded and are available to view via YouTube. You can also share the video with friends and family who couldn't attend! 

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Congratulatory messages

Check out congratulations messages from NAIT President and CEO Laura Jo Gunter, Mayor Amarjeet Sohi and more!

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June 26 and 27, 2023
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Hall D
Edmonton Convention Centre
9797 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, AB
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Frequently asked questions

Do I need to apply to graduate?

No, you do not need to apply to graduate. Students automatically qualify for graduation by completing their program requirements with a minimum GPA of 2.0.  Visit our graduation checklist to make sure you’re covered.

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Do I need to apply to attend Convocation?

Yes. In order to attend Convocation in 2023, students will need to complete graduation requirements or complete their technical apprenticeship education before June 2, 2023, and apply to attend by May 19, 2023. Students will be notified whether they’ve met requirements and are approved to attend Convocation at the end of May. For select programs with later end dates, but before June 2, 2023, you will be notified by mid-June.

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How do I get tickets for the Convocation ceremony?

Tickets will be released in late May/early June when students have been notified if they’ve met graduation requirements and are eligible to attend Convocation. You do not need a ticket for yourself to attend. Graduates can order up to 4 guest tickets for their ceremony.

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Will additional guest tickets be available for the Convocation ceremony and how many?

Extra tickets may be released depending on the number graduates in attendance. If there are extra tickets available, they will be released one week before the ceremony.

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Will convocation be live-streamed?

Yes, the ceremonies will be live-streamed. Guests who are unable to attend in person can watch the ceremonies in real time.

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Do I get my parchment when I walk across the stage at Convocation?

When walking across the stage, students receive a parchment holder and congratulatory letter. Your parchment will be mailed to you 6-8 weeks following the end of your final term.

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Who do I contact if I didn’t receive an email inviting me to apply to attend Convocation?

Convocation email invites will be sent out in early February. If you expected to meet graduation requirements before June 2, 2023, and you haven’t been invited to apply to attend Convocation, please contact your program to discuss your academic progress. Students in the JR Shaw School of Business should contact the Business Information Centre. If, after that discussion, you’re on track to graduate, please apply early to attend Convocation.

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2023 Graduate List

NAIT congratulates this year's graduating class!   Find out more

Honorary Degree recipients

Jun. 12, 2023

Sharla King

2023 NAIT Honorary Degree recipient Dr. Sharla King helped NAIT improve Alberta health care.

Jun. 12, 2023

Hubert Lau

2023 Honorary Degree recipient Hubert Lau advocates for entrepreneurs despite the trials of entrepreneurship.

Jun. 12, 2023

Jason Gregor

Sports radio host and 2023 honorary degree recipient Jason Gregor uses his platform to give back.

2023 grad stories

NAIT Class of ’23: How Carlos Rojas traded life in Chile for a new start in Canada

Former mechanical engineer excited for a career in welding

NAIT Class of ’23: School trip to Peru opens business student’s eyes to new possibilities

International development project has grad considering life as “digital nomad”

NAIT Class of ’23: What compels a person to become a paramedic?

Grads share an insider’s view of an essential – and demanding – health-care profession

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