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NIC students from 2020/21 & 2019/20 academic years - it's time to celebrate with regalia & pictures to mark your academic milestone.

Registration is required to order your regalia and for NIC to schedule your graduation photos. Regalia will be picked up at your selected campus on Monday, June 7; graduation photographs will be scheduled on campus between June 8-11. NIC will confirm the details related to the pickup and the photographs with students in advance.

COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place at each campus for the regalia pick up and for the photographs. Students will keep their graduation regalia. Those with their own traditional regalia are encouraged to be photographed in that for graduation.

Too far to travel to a campus? NIC can send you your regalia for your own pictures. Please select the option to have your regalia mailed when registering; there is an additional charge for postage.

NIC's Virtual Graduation will launch July 8, 2021. Virtual Grad page will feature photograph of NIC student in their regalia taken June 8-11 and include graduating student names and area of study. The registration deadline to have your photo taken on campus has now passed. You can still submit a photo to be included on the grad page. See About the Graduation Photos below for details.

In order to receive your credential, you must complete the Application for Credential form and email it to

Fill out the Application for Credentials to receive your credentials. All NIC certificate and diploma graduates will receive their credentials by mail.

Once all of your final grades are entered by your instructor, your credential and complimentary unsealed, official transcript will be produced and mailed to the current address we have on your record. If this address has changed, please ensure you update it using the address change option through your myNIC account.

Keep your address current online via myNIC or mail or email the Change of Address Form to

Regalia will be picked up on Monday, June 7th at the campus you have selected for pick up and for your photographs later that week.

Anticipate that your regalia may need to be pressed or at least hung on a hanger before the photographs. Please come to the scheduled photographs on time and in your regalia. There will not be facilities available to dress at the campus.

Monday June 7th – regalia pick up for all students at each campus
Tuesday, June 8th - Campbell River campus photographs
Wednesday, June 9th – Comox Valley campus photographs
Thursday, June 10th – Port Alberni campus photographs
Friday, June 11th – Port Hardy (Mixalakwila) campus photographs

Regalia does not need to be returned to NIC; it is yours to keep. Hoping that this will provide opportunities for additional celebration and photographs with those who love and supported you throughout your time at NIC.

Please note: the registration deadline for photos on campus has now passed. You can still submit your own photo to be included on the Virtual Grad page. Deadline for submission: Friday, June 18

Submitting photos

Submitting your own photograph for the Virtual Grad page, follow these steps:

  1. Take a vertical image of yourself:
    • Framing: final photo will be of your head and shoulders. Please ensure they are in the frame. Don’t worry about cropping the photo. That will be done on our end.
    • Background: please ensure the background behind you isn’t busy
    • Clothing: wear whatever clothing you like, though it’s best to avoid large brand names or busy patterns
    • File size: please take the largest file size you can
  2. Email photo to
    • Send largest file size possible
    • Use the subject line: Student Grad Photo Submission
    • Include the following information with your image: first name, last name, your program name
  3. Deadline for submission: Friday, June 18
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