Kirkland Lake Campus Convocation
Kirkland Lake Campus
We are so excited to celebrate with you!
Your Graduation will be on Friday, May 26, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. in the Charlewood Auditorium, Northern College, Kirkland Lake Campus.
Information for Graduates
All graduates must register to attend the ceremony by Friday, March 31, 2023 to confirm attendance, receive complimentary guest tickets, and book your gown. Please check your student email for more information and to register.
You are invited to attend the graduation rehearsal on Thursday, May 25, 2023. Please meet outside the Charlewood Auditorium at 4:30 p.m. The rehearsal will take about 30 minutes. Attending this will help you know what to do on the day of grad.
Before the Ceremony
You will need to pick up your gown before the ceremony begins as the gown room will be closed during the time of the ceremonies. Late arrivals cannot be received as it is disruptive to the ceremony.
Pick up your gown, cap and stole (if you didn’t do so after rehearsal) in the NCSA Student Lounge on the lower level (there will be signs to direct you) between:
- 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2022.
Once you receive your gown, cap and stole, all graduates will wait for the ceremony to begin in the gym hallway.
You must arrive in the gym hallway, ready for the procession, by 12:45 p.m.
If you aren’t there on time, you will miss your chance to participate, as it requires a lot of planning to organize everyone.
There will be direction signs to show you where to meet, where to get your gown, and where your program is to line up. We will also have some staff to guide you and help make sure you are in the right order to have your name called before going up on stage.
You will be lined up in alphabetical order based on your program to get ready to walk into the auditorium for the graduation processional.
There will be a lot of standing and walking – you may want to wear comfortable walking shoes and make sure you have had something to eat and drink before you arrive so you have enough strength to get through the ceremony.
After the Ceremony
A complimentary reception will take place after the ceremony in the cafeteria with desserts and light refreshments. You do not have to pay to attend this and there are no tickets required for it. You and your guests are invited to join us for the post-graduation ceremony!
Convocation 2023 Celebration
|WE’RE PROUD OF YOU!
AMAZING – you achieved your goal!
YOU DID IT!!!
If you have any questions, please reach out!
Grad Coordinator, Kirkland Lake Campus
705-567-9291 ext. 3681
Yes. You must register to attend your convocation ceremony by Friday, March 31, 2023. Please check your student email for more information and to register.
Each registered graduate will also receive here 4 guests’ tickets. See below for more details.
Graduates registered to attend convocation will recieve 4 guests’ tickets given to you in addition to your being able to attend. Your guests’ tickets will be available through Eventbrite via a link to register that will be emailed to your Northern College email starting May 1. Again, this is only for those graduates who have registered to attend the graduation ceremony by March 31st.
Upon arrival to the ceremony, your guests can go directly to the auditorium any time before the graduation ceremony starts to sit down.
You have already paid a graduation fee, so your costs are covered. There will be no additional costs other than if you would like to have your photos taken. There are no out-of-pocket costs for graduating students to participate in the ceremony or the reception that follows.
When you register to attend the graduation, you will be asked to provide your gown requirements. Please note that you need to complete this request by Friday, March 31, 2023 so that orders with an outside company can be placed to arrive on time. Please check your student email for more information and to register.
Yes, you are invited to attend the graduation rehearsal on Thursday, May 25, 2023. Please meet outside the Charlewood Auditorium at 4:30pm. The rehearsal will take about 30 minutes. Attending this will help you know what to do on the day of grad.
Yes, we have booked a professional photographer who will be on site the morning of Friday, May 26, 2023. Sessions must be pre-booked as space is limited. Please watch Blackboard for an announcement regarding portraits to be shared soon. There will also be a photo booth available to take your own pictures on the day of graduation in the cafeteria area.
You can keep only the graduation cap – it’s on us!
Your gown and stole must be returned to the NCSA Student Lounge after the graduation ceremony and reception as they are rented.
If you are graduating, your transcript and diploma will be ready for pick up where you return your graduation gown in the NCSA Student Lounge after the ceremony has ended.
Please note that if you have an outstanding balance owed to the College on your student account, however, you will need to pay this before getting your diploma.
We are sorry you can’t be with us! We will miss you. The alumni relations department of the College will complete the sorting and mailing of all diplomas and transcripts that were not handed out about two weeks after the graduation ceremony. If you have no outstanding balance on your student account, we will send yours to you automatically.
We mail your documents through Canada Post to the last mailing address on file with us, and we only send it out to you once. If your documents are returned because you have moved, we will not be able to pay for postage a second time so you will need to arrange for this if you haven’t officially changed the address you have on file with us. Check your address on your student portal to be sure you get this very important achievement sent to you!
Please reach out to Trish Adair at NCgraduation@northern.on.ca or 705-567-9291 ext. 3681 to coordinate any accommodation needs. We have accessible parking in several locations, accessible bathrooms for people needing assistance. Please note all parking is free on the campus.
Glad you are staying with us! We have a few hotels to choose from, and reservations are suggested as early as possible.
Here are some great places to stay:
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham
350 Government Rd W, Kirkland Lake, ON
455 Government Rd. W., Kirkland Lake, ON
50 Government Rd E, Kirkland Lake, ON