Graduation and Commencement

A true celebration of your accomplishments.
Spring Commencement will be at 10:30 a.m. May 5, 2018, in the Barnett Center and Winter Commencement, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 8, 2018, in the Johnson Fine Arts 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.

Due to campus construction, we encourage individuals to arrive early and park in the Barnett Center lot. Overflow parking is at the nearby Johnson Fine Arts Center and on the adjacent streets. (Campus map)

Plan for the Big Day

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

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:

 

Commencement DVDs

DVD recordings 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.