NSU Commencement is a very special occasion that is held annually and publicly recognizes your graduating students for their hard work, intellectual efforts, and academic achievements. Faculty members are strongly encouraged to attend their appropriate commencement ceremony in order to demonstrate support on this joyous occasion.
Ways to Participate
Faculty may participate in the commencement ceremonies in the following ways:
The Faculty Marshal role is an esteemed privilege. Your role in Commencement is not just to lead candidates into the ceremony, but to also set the tone and decorum for graduates on the day of their commencement. Academic Deans invite these faculty members to be part of the celebration. They not only lead their discipline's candidates to their seats but also remain with them throughout the ceremony.
Participate in the Academic Procession and are seated in a designated seating area during the commencement exercise.
Faculty should RSVP for their seat at commencement and order regalia online here. It is important that anyone who plans on attending commencement completes the electronic RSVP form, even if you have your own regalia.
On Commencement Day faculty members are encouraged to wear their personal regalia as a proud statement of your significant academic accomplishments and an encouragement to our graduates to continue their personal education journey. However, you may request loaned regalia if you do not have your own.
If you need regalia, after submitting the RSVP form, you will be redirected to the NSU Bookstore/Oak Hall Cap & Gown website. Follow the prompts to complete the order for appropriate regalia. Write out your degree (no abbreviations, please) to assist bookstore personnel in providing you the correct color hood. There is no cost to you at check out.
For additional questions regarding your regalia, contact the NSU Bookstore at (954) 262-4799.
Commencement parking is located in the public parking garage located 200 yards east of the Don Taft University Center (UC) at the NSU North entrance on Southwest 30 Street and Ray Ferraro Jr. Blvd. Remember, commencement parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Handicapped-accessible and special needs parking spaces are available to faculty with disabilities on each level of the parking garage. Only vehicles legally using disabled license plates or window placards are permitted to park in these designated spaces. Golf carts will be in operation before and after the ceremony to transport special-needs faculty to and from the parking garage and the UC.
For more information, please call (954) 262-5551 or visit the Website at www.nsuarena.com.
Academic Procession for Faculty
The academic procession, consisting of candidates and participating faculty assemble one hour before the ceremony begins and are led into the arena by the grand marshal.
The Black Box Theatre, located on the first floor on the north side of the UC directly inside the north entrance, serves as faculty staging area. Light refreshments, chairs, and full-length mirrors will be available for your convenience. A bookstore representative will also be available for regalia pick up.
Immediately following the ceremony, borrowed regalia can be returned to the NSU Bookstore representatives located in the Black Box Theatre.