2022 Commencement

ASSEMBLY & ROBING Candidates should plan to arrive when venue doors open, one hour prior to their ceremony start time and proceed to the second floor RecPlex main assembly area. Articles of clothing that will be visible at the neck and below the gown should be in keeping with the conservative style of the academic attire. With that in mind, please do not wear tennis shoes/sneakers. Also, stiletto heels should be avoided as they can pose a personal safety risk when walking up and down steep stairs and standing for long periods of time. For master’s and specialist degree candidates, the hood should be secured so that it will not slip off the shoulders. The cap, which may need bobby pins to stay on your head, is worn parallel to the ground. HONOR CORDS Honor cords are distributed for outstanding performance and accomplishments through your program office prior to commencement day. Make arrangements beforehand as arena staff will not have cords available for distribution on that day. PHOTOGRAPHY Personal photographs may be taken only before and after the ceremony. Spectators are not permitted in the aisles, on the main floor of the arena, or the stage during or after the ceremony. LEAVE YOUR MARK WITH THE SHARK Celebrate your legacy at NSU. Honor the lasting memories that have shaped your college experience. This is your chance to leave your indelible mark on a personally engraved brick at the NSU Shark Fountain. Pick its exact spot and choose what you want to say. It is like leaving a permanent part of you in a place where you’ll always be remembered. Select your brick today at http://nsubricks.nova.edu. Rev. 3/2022 Nova Southeastern University is a private, not for profit university accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, Telephone number: 404-679-4501) to award associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. Rev. 03/22 3301 College Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796 800-541-6682, ext. 27255 commencement@nova.edu nova.edu/commencement Welcome Alumni SHARK PINS AND MEDALLIONS Shark pins and medallions are a special tradition at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). These memorabilia items serve as a token of pride for graduates as they excel in their career and personal lives. They are meant to remind graduates of their incredible accomplishments as alumni of NSU. Shark pins will display the class year, while medallions reflect NSU overall and specific colleges. Graduates have the option to choose a Shark pin, NSU medallion, and/or college* medallion. Select all three to showcase the ultimate Shark pride! Graduates are encouraged to wear Shark pins and medallions during commencement. Click here to purchase your class memorabilia to wear at Commencement! Stay connected with the Alumni Association, learn about alumni benefits and initiatives, and more by visiting nova.edu/alumni! *Note: Not all colleges currently have specific college medallions.