2022 Commencement

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 and degree of each candidate. SECURITY GUIDELINES For the protection of all, the following are not permitted inside commencement ceremonies at the Don Taft University Center: wrapped gifts, air horns, balloons, duffle bags, backpacks, backpackstyle 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 or metal detector wands by a security staff member, and all bags are subject to inspection upon entering the venue. No facilities are available for storing purses or other personal items. Candidates must leave these items with their 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 the NSU Bookstore vendor Oak Hall Cap & Gown 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 $56.00 (plus tax). Master’s/Specialist regalia cost $96.00 (plus tax). The regalia are yours to keep. Doctoral candidates may either rent deluxe regalia at a cost of $177.00 (plus tax) or purchase it for $1,063.00* (plus tax). Doctoral 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, master’s or specialist 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 $13.95 for regular ground and $60.00 for international delivery (contact the NSU Bookstore for more details**). Please remember that there is no shipping of rented deluxe regalia. Deluxe regalia is Shark Store pick up only. Ceremony Date Online Regalia Order Deadline Monday, May 2, 2022 (9:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.) Monday, March 28, 2022 Thursday, May 12, 2022 (9:30 a.m.) Monday, March 28, 2022 Friday, May 13, 2022 (9:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.) Monday, March 28, 2022 Friday, June 10, 2022 (9:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.) Monday, April 25, 2022 Friday, August 19, 2022 (9:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.) Wednesday, June 29, 2022 After the online deadlines listed above, academic regalia must be ordered and picked up directly from the NSU Shark Store on the main campus. (Check with the bookstore for pick-up dates and hours of operation.) * The deadline to purchase the doctoral custom deluxe regalia is April 8, 2022. **For regalia questions, call the Shark Store at (954) 262-4799 or email regalia@nova.edu. 2022 NSU Commencement