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Commencement Ceremony at NSU

Commencement recognizes and celebrates students' successful completion of their academic programs. Many students, as well as their families and friends, participate in the ceremony as a rite of passage that commemorates the admirable achievement of attaining a college or graduate-level degree.

Undergraduate Commencement—Friday, May 11, 2018

Ceremony Details

Friday, May 11, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Rick Case Arena at the Don Taft University Center
3301 College Ave
Davie, FL 33314

Undergraduate Commencement

Participation and Criteria

Participation

Graduating seniors planning to participate in Commencement should complete the Commencement Participation Form emailed to them from the Office of the University Registrar. Note that the Commencement participation fee does not cover the degree (diploma) application fee. Final instructions regarding graduation will be emailed about two weeks prior to the ceremony to those graduating seniors who submit participation forms and payment.

This year’s Commencement Participation Forms will be emailed to all graduating seniors in March.

Criteria for Marching in Commencement

On the date of commencement, students must have completed all curricular requirements for the award of the degree (excluding summer coursework). Final instructions regarding graduation will be emailed only to those graduating seniors who submit their participation forms and payment.

Students scheduled to complete degree programs during the summer may petition to participate in Commencement by completing the following steps:

  • Register for the final eight (or fewer) credits required for the degree (not to exceed two courses) in the summer semester immediately following the undergraduate commencement.
  • In addition to meeting all curriculum requirements, students must already meet the GPA requirements for degree conferral (major and overall).
  • Students must submit a request for review to the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center (UAAC) at ugadvising@nova.edu.
  • If the student meets the criteria, the UAAC will add the student to the Commencement list and will email him/her with approval of the petition.
  • If the student does not meet the criteria, the UAAC will inform the student that the request is not supported.
  • If the student wishes to appeal this decision, a petition must be prepared, submitted to the UAAC at ugadvising@nova.edu, and will be reviewed by Shari Saperstein, Associate Dean.

Preparing for Degree Conferral and Commencement

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