Graduation and Commencement

A true celebration of your accomplishments.

Winter 2020 Commencement

10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020

Barnett Center

A limited-attendance commencement ceremony is planned in light of the area's current Covid-19 status.

Only graduating students, faculty members and select other employees will be allowed inside the Barnett Center. Masks will be required and participants will be appropriately spaced.

Though they cannot attend the ceremony in person, parents, friends and families are warmly invited to watch it live in the following locations:

Plan for the Big Day

Discover 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:

 

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Apparel and Announcements

Ready to purchase apparel and announcements for your big day? We've got you covered!

 

You can order an entire outfit (cap/gown/tassel/hood/etc.) or individual items.  Please note: For timely delivery, you're encouraged to order apparel no later than two weeks before the ceremony.

For rental orders, contact the NSU Wolf Shoppe for assistance, or call Balfour directly at 1-800-683-4771.

 

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.