(864) 977-7000

Undergraduates:  Your Application for Graduation is due once you attain senior status, 90 cumulative hours.

Completion of classes for your major prior to your final semester may impact financial aid availability.  For this reason, we strongly recommend that you apply for graduation upon attaining senior status.

A LATE FEE will be added to your bill if you wait to apply for graduation during the semester you plan to graduate.

If you are an Interdisciplinary Studies major requiring an Interdisciplinary Studies Contract, apply for graduation and present your signed contract to the Registrarís Office or email to twells@ngu.edu.  Your audit cannot be completed without receipt of your IDS Contract.


For all Undergraduate, Online Undergraduate (NGU Online) and Graduate School applicants needing to apply for graduation please click here. 


Event Information for Fall 2017 Graduation


    Date:  Saturday, December 9, 2017

    Graduation Ceremony Time: 10 a.m.

    Location:  Turner Chapel

    Tickets:  Tickets are not required.  

    Guests: Chapel doors will open at 9:00 a.m.

    Graduates: Must be in place in Hayes Ministry Center at 9:00 a.m.

    Graduates should check their 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 Registrar's Office at (864) 977-7009 or email Tina Wells.

    IMPORTANT:  Graduates should check their home address listed on Student Portal.  The hometown and state will be listed on the graduation program. 


    Schedule Change & Transfer Work


     If schedule changes are made during the semester, make sure the changes are approved by your Academic Advisor and the Registrar's Office.  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) must be received in the Registrar's Office by December 1, 2017.


    Graduation Fee


    All graduates are required to pay a Graduation Fee of $150.  The fee includes cap, gown, hood and diploma. Even if you do not plan to attend the graduation ceremony, you must pay the fee. Payment may be made on Student Portal under the "my ledger" tab. Click "pay fines and fees".  Your Graduation Fee must be paid and any holds must be cleared before you can pick up your cap and gown. 


    Cap and Gown Pick Up


    NGU Undergraduates - Tigerville Campus pick up - Monday, November 27 - Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.in the Registrar's office in Neves.

    NGU-Online students should contact Vickie Kemp at (864) 663-7516 

    Graduate School should contact Suzanne Sellers at (864) 877-3052.


    2017 Graduation Brunch


    Graduates are invited to attend a free brunch hosted by the Office of Alumni Affairs on Friday, December 8 at 11:00 a.m. in Todd Dining Hall. Join in the fun! Photo booth, senior superlatives, and and alumni gift for every graduate. 


    Graduation Rehearsal


    Graduation rehearsal will be held at 1:00 p.m. in Turner Chapel on Friday, December 8. 


    Graduation Attire


    Male graduates should wear dark shoes with dark socks and dark dress pants with a white dress shirt.

    Female graduates should wear a Sunday dress or black dress pants with a nice blouse with dress shoes.

    NO flip flops, tennis shoes or bare feet.


    Graduation DVD


    A DVD of the ceremony may be ordered at graduation rehearsal or on graduation day at the ceremony for $20. Orders taken after ceremony day will be $25 per DVD.


    Graduation Reception


    A graduation reception to honor all graduates will be held in Todd Dining Hall following the ceremony. Faculty, Staff, graduates, and guests are invited to attend. 


    Graduation Photographs


    Grad Images will take three photographs of every graduate at the ceremony.  Proofs will be sent to the home address or email of each student. Class Photo - A group photo will be taken on graduation day of both the Undergraduates and the Graduate Students.  Please be on time - - group photo time will be at promptly at 9:15 a.m. Visit the GradImages Website at www.gradimages.com and click on the Pre-Event Email Registration.


    Order your graduation supplies (i.e. announcements) and rings at Josten.comNote:  Graduation regalia (cap and gown packages) for Undergraduates and Masters graduates is covered under the graduation fee and will be ordered by the Registrarís Office.   Doctoral Graduates will discuss regalia with Suzanne Sellers at the Graduate School.

    Jostens Rings Price List

    Announcements Price List


    PHOTOS FROM PREVIOUS commencements


    If you graduated in May 2013 or before, check with Chip Sloan photography for graduation photos at: www.chipsloanphotography.com

    FA-2013 through SP-15 graduates may contact Phil Hyman Photography at: www.philhyman.com

    or call (864) 235-7864.

    Students graduating FA-15 or after should contact www.gradimages.com regarding graduation photos.