A true celebration of your accomplishments.

Winter Commencement

 

10 a.m. Dec. 10, 2022

Johnson Fine Arts Center

Winter Commencement is scheduled for 10 a.m. December 10, 2022, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center. Spring 2023 commencement will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 6, 2023, 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. 

The ceremony will be livestreamed at Graduation and Commencement and through the NSU Facebook page, and broadcast locally on cable Channel 12.

 

 

Watch the Spring 2022 Commencement Ceremony

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 Kelly Weismantel (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 Kelly Weismantel (below) in advance
  •     Service animals welcome

Information and Assistance

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

 

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 Recordings

Commencement ceremony recordings on DVD or Blu-Ray are available through NSU Media Services.