The academic procession, which includes the president, trustees, provost, deans, faculty, and invited guests, will follow the candidates into the arena. The audience should stand and remain standing until the ceremony is declared open by the Grand Marshal.
To signify the closing of each ceremony, the president will ask candidates to rise at their seats for the conferral of degrees. HPD graduates will recite their professional oaths. Degree conferral is an important part of commencement. To ensure that you do not miss the actual conferring of your degree, please make sure to schedule a sufficient amount of time. NSU commencement ceremonies are usually less than two-and-a-half hours in length.
At the conclusion of commencement, everyone will stand while the Grand Marshal leads the stage party from the arena, followed by the faculty and candidates. Guests are asked to remain at their seats until everyone has left the floor and meet their graduates outside in front of the Don Taft University Center (UC).