Graduation and Commencement

A True Celebration of your accomplishments.
Spring Commencement will be at 10:30 a.m. May 6, 2017, in the Barnett Center. Tickets are not required; the public is welcome. Doors open at least an hour before the ceremony. The Winter ceremony lasts approximately 1 1/2 hours and Spring, about 2 hours. We encourage all guests to stay until the end of the ceremony to honor all graduates.
Helpful Information

Find out details about the ceremony, places to stay in Aberdeen and directions to campus.

DVDs
Commencement DVDs of the entire ceremony are available through NSU Media Services. Cost is $2 for NSU faculty, staff and students and $10 for all others. Postage cost will be added if applicable.
Disability Accommodations
Johnson Fine Arts Center (winter commencement)
  • Accessible parking near main entrance -  see JFAC Parking Map
  • Wheelchair accessible, including restrooms
  • Wheelchair spaces available next to regular seats
  • Accessible entrances located on east and west sides
  • Assisted listening devices available
  • Sign language interpreters available; contact Doris Stusiak (below) in advance
  • Service animals welcome

Barnett Center (spring commencement)

  • Wheelchair accessible, including restrooms
  • Wheelchair spaces on floor next to chair rows
  • Accessible entrance and parking located on north side, accessed from State Street
  • Sign language interpreters available; contact Doris Stusiak (below) in advance
  • Service animals welcome

Information and Assistance

If you have questions about accessibility or need additional accommodations, please contact: