Post-storm update: All NSCAD University campuses have now reopened. 


Convocation 2023

NSCAD University’s Convocation Ceremony was held on Thursday, May 18, 2023, at Kenneth C. Rowe Hall at Pier 21. Thank you for joining us as we celebrated the Class of 2023. We look forward to celebrating with you again in 2024. Click on the slideshow above to see all the photo highlights from the day. 


To all of our graduates — congratulations! You’ve worked hard to receive your degree at NSCAD University, and we are proud to welcome you to the NSCAD alumni community.


Congratulations! You’ve worked hard to receive your degree at NSCAD University, and we are proud to have you as part of the NSCAD alumni community. To help you follow the necessary steps to get that degree in your hands, read on.

Note: It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all degree and program requirements have been met. Submission of the Application to Graduate form by the required deadlines (see below) ensures that the registrar can review your program requirements and complete a “degree check”.

Graduation and Commencement

NSCAD degree students may graduate after completing their degree requirements in the fall, winter or summer semesters. However, only one official graduation and commencement ceremony will be held in the spring. At this ceremony, any students who already received their diplomas on the degree conferral dates listed below are eligible to attend and cross the stage with their peers. All students who had degrees conferred the previous fall or summer will be listed in the official spring graduation program.

To be considered for graduation, students must submit an application to graduate–available for download on the Forms Portal page along with a $50 graduation fee by the published deadline.