Fall Graduation

Event Information

Date: Thursday, December 12
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Turner Chapel

No Tickets Required

Guests may be seated beginning at 1:00pm

Graduates must be in place at Hayes by 12:45pm

Class photo will be taken at 1:00pm

Please check your NGU email and bookmark this page for graduation updates throughout the semester. 

If special circumstances exist which will prevent your participation in the Graduation Ceremony, please inform the Registrarís Office at 864.977.7009 or email Tina Wells (twells@ngu.edu).

Graduation Fee

All graduates are required to pay a Graduation Fee (Undergraduate fee: $125; Graduate Fee: $150). The fee includes cap, gown, hood, diploma, and diploma cover. Even if you do not plan to attend the graduation ceremony, you must pay the fee. Please contact the Business Office to make your payment. Your Graduation Fee must be paid and any holds must be cleared before you can pick up your cap and gown.

Graduation Supplies/Class Ring

Go to Jostens.com to order your graduation supplies (cap and gowns for anticipated graduates have been ordered by the Registrarís Office.) You may order your class ring on-line or in the NGU Campus Bookstore.

Schedule Changes and Transfer Work

Any schedule changes made during the semester must be approved by your Academic Advisor and the Registrar. Changes made during your final semester could delay your graduation date. Transcripts for transfer credit (credits that have not been posted to your NGU transcript from another institution) must be received in the Registrarís Office by December 9.

Cap & Gown Pick Up

Undergraduates - Pick up your cap & Gown on December 2 Ė December 4, between 11:00am and 3:00pm in the Registrarís Office. Graduate School (i.e. MBA, MCM, M.Ed. Graduates) should contact administration at the Fairview Campus.

Graduation Luncheon and Fellowship

Graduates are invited for lunch and fellowship in Todd Dining Hall on December 11 at 1:30pm prior to rehearsal.

Graduation Rehearsal

Graduation rehearsal will be held at 3:30pm, Wednesday, December 11. Plan to be in your designated seat in Turner Chapel by 3:30pm. It is important that you be present. The Alumni Office will induct you into the NGU Alumni Association at this time.

Graduation Attire

Male graduates should wear dark shoes, (no flip flops or tennis shoes) dark socks and dark slacks with a white shirt and a tie. Female graduates should wear a Sunday dress (no slacks). Shoes should be dress shoes with a back strap (may be open toe as long as there is a back strap). No flip flops, slide on shoes or tennis shoes should be worn.

Photographs & DVDs

PHOTOGRAPHER - Studio Portraits will be made in Hayes between 10:30am and 12:00pm on graduation day by appointment only.  Appointments may be scheduled when picking up your cap and gown.  Payment for your package will be collected by the photographer on graduation day when your portrait is made.  Graduation Photo (Receiving Your Diploma) - The photographer will snap a photo of you receiving your diploma.  You may pay for this photo on graduation day or order on-line after graduation on the photographer's websiteClass Photo A group photo will be taken at 1:00pm on graduation day.  You may see the photographer and pay for this photo on graduation day or order on-line. Photographer's price list is posted on our graduation page.  If you would like a DVD of the ceremony, you may purchase at graduation rehearsal in the Turner Chapel lobby or on graduation day in the Turner Chapel lobby then at the reception in Todd Dining Hall.  The cost for the DVD is $20.00.  Please note that the DVD will not be available for purchase after graduation day.

Graduation Reception

A reception will be held immediately following the graduation ceremony in Todd Dining Hall for graduates, friends, and family.