NSU Commencement 2018

PROGRAMS Commencement programs for guests will be available at all ceremony entrances. Programs will be provided for commencement candidates at their seats. The program, which is individualized for each ceremony, lists the name, permanent address city, and degree of each candidate. Name and address information for the commencement program is retrieved as they appear i n SharkLink. If you have noticed an address error in previous communications, correct it via your SharkLink account or fax the change to (954) 262-2915. Complete a Data Change Form with approved documentation for any name change. SECURITY GUIDELINES For the protection of all, the following are not permitted inside commencement at the Don Taft University Center: wrapped gifts, air horns, balloons, duffle bags, backpacks, backpack-style purses, diaper bags, waist packs, oversized/large purses, alcohol, bottles, food, cans, thermoses, coolers, drugs, fireworks, weapons, noisemakers, laser pointers, chains, spikes, strollers, and any other item deemed dangerous to public safety. No animals, except certified service animals, will be admitted. All guests are subject to screening through metal detectors and all bags are subject to inspection upon entering the venue. No facilities are available for storing purses or other personal items. Please leave these items with your guests. Neither the venue nor NSU is responsible for items left unattended. CAPS, GOWNS, HOODS, AND TASSELS Ordering proper academic regalia is the responsibility of each candidate who participates in NSU Commencement. Candidates who submit a Commencement Participation Form (CPF) will be automatically directed to th e NSU Bookstore v endor, Oak Hall Cap & Gown, Web site order form. Only regalia ordered through this site are acceptable wear at NSU Commencement. The purchase price of regalia varies according to the degree attained. Undergraduate regalia cost $54.00 (plus tax) . Master’s/Specialist regalia c ost $93.00 (plus tax). The regalia are yours to keep. Doctoral candidates may either ren t deluxe regalia a t a cost of $174.00 (plus tax) or purchase it for $1,021.00 (plus tax). Candidates have seven business days following commencement to return the tam, gown, and hood to the bookstore or Shark Store. Failure to do so will result in a charge of the full purchase price to the student’s account. Rented deluxe regalia will not be available for shipping due to a process that requires the candidate’s signature at checkout. All regalia will be available for pick up at the Shark Store in the Don Taft University Center (UC) on the main campus up to and including the day of commencement. Candidates who wish to have their undergraduate or master’s regalia shipped domestically will be given that option but only if their order is placed by the posted deadlines below. Individuals requesting international shipping must allow an additional 6-8 weeks for delivery. Domestic shipping costs start at $15.95 for regular ground and $28.00 for expedited delivery (contact the NSU Bookstore for more details*). Please remember that there is no shipping of rented deluxe regalia. Ceremony Date Online Regalia Order Deadline Thursday, May 10, 2018 (2:30 pm) Friday, April 13, 2018 Friday, May 11, 2018 (9:30 am and 2:30 pm) Friday, April 13, 2018 Friday, May 18, 2018 (9:30 am and 2:30 pm) Friday, April 13, 2018 Friday, June 8, 2018 (9:30 am and 2:30 pm) Friday, May 11, 2018 Friday, June 15, 2018 (9:30 am and 2:30 pm) Friday, May 11, 2018 Friday, August 17, 2018 (2:30 pm) Friday, July 20, 2018 After the online deadlines listed above, academic regalia must be ordered and picked up directly from the NSU Bookstore on the main campus (check with the bookstore for pick-up dates and hours of operation). *For questions regarding regalia, please call the NSU Shark Store at (954) 262-4765 or email regalia@nova.edu . Empowering Students to Succeed