A group of graduates adorned in their graduation gowns in celebration of their academic achievements

How you can prepare for your graduation

Congratulations, you are almost there! Graduation is such an exciting time for you and your family. You’re taking the next step in this crazy journey of life. Be proud of yourself and your accomplishments. We have put together a few ideas to get you through these next few weeks before crossing the finish line. 

Do not let yourself get behind

If you want to enjoy your graduation day to the fullest, make sure you do the work to get there! This time of year, it is so easy to get distracted by the future and what to do after graduation. Maybe you are applying to college, on the job search, or wanting to further your post-secondary education. It is always essential to focus on what is at hand before pursuing your next goal.

Get your graduation photos taken

Graduation photos are not just for our school to have, but the images you and your family will look back on for a lifetime. Capture this moment in time by having your photos taken so you can reflect on this outstanding achievement. All SGEI graduates can sign up for graduation photos through LifeTouch. Lifetouch will be in attendance and is offering graduation portrait sessions on June 8th at our Kenora Campus from 10 am – 4 pm. On June 9th at the Fort Frances Campus from 10 am – 2 pm before the graduation ceremonies.  

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All of the information about how to sign up and more about graduation can be found on our website. If you take additional photos on your graduation day, tag your institute! SGEI students can tag us:

Facebook – Search MySGEI

Instagram – @sevengenerationseducation

Twitter – @7GenerationsEd

LinkedIn – Seven Generations Education Institute

Pamper yourself

There are so many ways you can pamper yourself before your graduation. Check out your local shops for a brand new graduation outfit. Or buy yourself something you have wanted for a long time to celebrate your accomplishment. You could even have a spa day at home to relax and reflect on the past couple of years. If you want someone else to do the pampering, SGEI has the perfect thing. Our Kenora campus has its student-run salon, and our Fort Frances campus has a student-run spa! All of these services are for the public to come and enjoy. This is an excellent opportunity to pamper yourself before the special day. Maybe a new hairstyle or a fresh manicure. There are so many options!

Check out our events calendar to see availability and how to book your appointment!

Plan for a post-graduation celebration

There are tons of different ways to celebrate your graduation. You could keep it simple by having a gathering with your closest friends and family. Enjoy the summer by having a potluck or BBQ. Maybe spend the day at the beach or your cabin/cottage. Another idea is to plan a weekend getaway with your family or play some graduation games. Plan a day of activities that you enjoy because having a day all about you is one of the best ways to celebrate.

The day of your graduation

It will go by so quickly, soak in every moment and enjoy it. Reflect on the past years of your life and notice how far you have come and the amount of work you have put in to make this happen! It’s one more step you are taking in your life’s journey. At SGEI, we would like to extend a huge congratulations to all of our 2022 graduates; we cannot wait to celebrate your accomplishments in person!

Want to continue learning after graduation?

At SGEI, we offer many opportunities to continue your education. With our new OntarioLearn initiative, we will be offering ongoing new programs each year. Click here to be directed to the programs being offered currently! It is also never to late to pursue another program in post-secondary. At SGEI, we provide a wide range of programming, so there is something for everyone!