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Update to 2020 HPD Commencement

June 30, 2020

The HPD August 14, 2020 commencement ceremonies have been postponed. Currently there is no make-up date for these ceremonies. Once determined, an email will be sent to all candidates informing them of a new date and time. Until that time, check back here or follow us at for updates.


April 21, 2020

Message from NSU President Dr. George Hanbury:

As promised, I am continuing to reach out to you with information as decisions are made and developments arise related to the effects COVID-19 has had on NSU and the NSU community. Since I wrote to you last week, we have made some decisions about commencement ceremonies... 


One of my great joys as your President is to shake your hand as you walk across the Commencement stage. Unfortunately, that will not be feasible this May or June. Instead, I look forward to experiencing this important milestone with you when we are able to schedule various ceremonies at a later date or, for some of our professional degree recipients, via remote events. Please be assured that your degree will be officially conferred, as usual, based upon your satisfactory completion of all degree requirements, as sanctioned by NSU faculty, and as approved by NSU’s Board of Trustees.

Even though we always have held commencement ceremonies to publicly witness and celebrate the hard work you perform to achieve your academic goals, our graduates receive their diplomas and degree credentials via FedEx to the address provided on your degree application form.

As to the commencement ceremonies regularly scheduled for May or June, we are evaluating the best way to hold a live celebration of your academic achievements later this year when it is suitable to have groups assembled. Please stay tuned for updates from your dean.

For those of you receiving professional degrees, your dean will reach out to you with further information as it may be required for you to attend a digital event in order to be given your oath.


August Senior Awards Dinner - Canceled

The Senior Awards Dinner, originally scheduled for Thursday, August 13, 2020 at The Signature Grand in Davie, Fla., has been canceled.


Application for Degree/Diploma

The deadline date to submit your degree/diploma application is during your final semester of coursework. Visit the online application for degree/diploma page for more information on completing your application and the fee schedule. Have your NSU SharkLink email name and password ready before you begin this process.

Do not confuse the online degree/diploma application with your online commencement RSVP and regalia order form. They are two separate processes.


Graduation Fees

Make sure that your degree/diploma and library fees have been paid, all library books returned, and any academic and financial responsibilities fulfilled. These must all be taken care of prior to the receipt of your diploma and final transcript.



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