First Nations University of Canada will be following the protocols of the University of Regina (U of R) in ensuring students are being recognized for completing their credentials.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University was required to make the difficult decision to cancel the U of R Spring Convocation ceremonies to take place on Wednesday, June 3, Thursday, June 4, and Friday, June 5, 2020. First Nations University of Canada ceremonies were scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 6, 2020.

At this time, options are being explored to appropriately recognize and celebrate your achievements. We do not have any updates at present but will be sure to communicate these with you as they become available.

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We would like to assure you that your degree, diploma, or certificate will continue to be awarded as earned as the awarding of credentials is a separate process from the Convocation ceremony. Please be assured that the University’s Registrar’s Office will provide you with information about receiving your diploma once it is awarded.

Thank you for your understanding during this time. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Lianda Tanner, Registrar

Kim Fraser-Saddleback, Director of Student Success Services

Lisa Bighead, Associate Registrar

You will find the latest information specific to the U of R Convocation Ceremonies here.

U of R FAQ around COVID 19:

Convocation Details

The First Nations University of Canada Convocation Grand Entry/Academic Procession is a unique ceremony, renowned for its integration of traditional and modern native content. You will feel the heartbeat of the drum and see pride on the faces of the academic participants as they are led by the Eagle Staff carrier, who is an integral part of the convocation ceremony.

Deadlines For Application

Spring convocation: January 31

Fall convocation: July 31

To be part of the convocation ceremony, you must apply for graduation. Click here to access an Application for Graduation Form. You may apply when you register for your final semester.

Your application will be reviewed by your faculty to ensure you have completed all classes and met all the grade point average requirements. Your faculty will inform you if you are missing any requirements.

Please note that it is the student’s responsibility to check their First Nations University of Canada/University of Regina email account regularly and to ensure your mailing address is up to date with the University.

Convocation Information for Prospective Graduate

Students should know that there will be no convocation packages mailed out. Updates will be sent to your official university email address. It is your responsibility to ensure your information is up to date. The link to access your webmail is as follows: Web Mail Login.

Students are encouraged to attend both University of Regina and First Nations University of Canada’s convocation ceremonies. Details regarding the University of Regina convocation ceremonies can be found at the following link:University of Regina Fall Convocation Information.