2022 NSU Commencement ACADEMIC PROCESSION The academic procession, consisting of candidates, faculty, Board of Trustee members, and NSU administrators will assemble one hour before the ceremony begins. The procession will be led in by the Grand Marshal at the start of the ceremony. All candidates will be grouped by college and degree in the RecPlex on the second floor of the University Center (UC) and will receive a card to write their name as they would like it to be read before going on stage. Candidates are also asked to please add their mailing and email addresses for where photo proofs are to be sent after the ceremony. The faculty robing area is the Black Box Theatre on the north side of the UC, directly across from the Alvin Sherman Library. There are no facilities available at the University Center for storing purses or other personal items you may be carrying. Please leave these items with your guests. The university is not responsible for items left unattended. Wear comfortable shoes (no tennis shoes or sneakers, please) as you will be on your feet for extended periods of time and climbing stairs. LINE OF MARCH When called to the stage for the presentation of candidates for degrees, you will either be directed to the left (toward the University President) or right (toward the Dean). All doctoral candidates will be hooded on the stage. Please follow the directions of the stage attendants to ensure an orderly procession. CEREMONY CLOSING To signify the closing of each ceremony, the President will ask candidates to rise at their seats for the conferral of degrees. Some HPD graduates are required to recite their professional oaths, which can be found in the back of the commencement program. 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 enough 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 in their seats until everyone has left the floor and to meet their graduates outside on the Alvin Sherman Library Quad.