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SPRING 2017, SUMMER 2017 and FA-2017 Graduates


Undergraduates: If you are finishing your coursework in SP-17 or SU-17, your Application for Graduation is DUE.  Students planning to graduate in FA-17 should submit an Application for Graduation before Thanksgiving Break.

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

Event Information for December 2016 Graduation


    Date:  Friday, December 9, 2016

    Graduation Breakfast: 10:00 a.m. - Click here to sign up - Deadline December 5

      Graduation Ceremony Time: 2:00 p.m.

      Location:  Turner Chapel

      Tickets:  Tickets are not required.    

      Guests: Guests may enter the Chapel one hour prior to the event.

      Graduates:   12:45 p.m. Must be in place in Hayes Ministry Center.

      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, 2016.


      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 is scheduled for Monday, November 28 - Wednesday, November 30 between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. in the Registrar's Office in Neves. 

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

      Graduate School (i.e. DMIN, MAT, MBA, MCM, M.Ed) should contact Suzanne Sellers at 864.877-3052.


      Graduation Celebration


      Todd Dining Hall will be the place to be for all graduates and their families along with Faculty from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Friday, December 9. Graduates will be admitted free of charge and family members will have the option to purchase tickets online for $8.00 per person for this special event. Keep an eye out for more exciting details coming soon on our website.


      Graduation Rehearsal


      Graduation rehearsal will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in Turner Chapel.  It is important that graduates attend rehearsal.   


      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, and dress shoes.

      NO flip flops or tennis shoes  


      Graduation DVD


      A DVD  of the ceremony may be ordered at graduation rehearsal or on graduation day at the ceremony for $20. A table will be set up with order forms and orders will be taken at these times only.


      Graduation Photographs


      Grad Images will take three photographs of every graduate at the ceremony.  Proofs will be sent the home address and 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 1:00 p.m.  Visit the GradImages Website at www.gradimages.com and click on the Pre-Event Email Registration.


      Josens Price List

      Jostens Ring Price List

      Graduation supplies such as announcements may be ordered at  http://www.jostens.com/.

      Class Rings - Juniors and Seniors may view and order class rings in our University Bookstore,or visit  http://www.jostens.com/.


      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.