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Event Information

  • Date:  Thursday, May 5, 2016
  • Time: 10:00 a.m.
  • Location:  Melvin & Dollie Younts Stadium
    • In case of inclement weather graduation will be held in Turner Chapel. A decision will be made at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Tickets:  Tickets not required   
  • Guests: Guests may enter the stadium at 9:00 a.m.
  • Graduates:  9:00 a.m. - Must be in place in the stadium visitor stands.

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 May 1, 2016.


Graduation Fee


All graduates are required to pay a Graduation Fee (Undergraduate fee: $125; Graduate Fee: $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 or contact our Business Office.  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


Undergraduates - If you missed the cap and gown pick up on April 27, you may pick up on Wednesday, May 4 in the Registar'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


A Graduation brunch will be held for our SP-16 graduates at 11:30 a.m. in the Todd Dining Hall prior to rehearsal.  During the brunch, the Alumni Office will officially induct graduates into the NGU Alumni Association.


Graduation Rehearsal


Graduation rehearsal will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the stadium.  It is important that graduates attend rehearsal. Plan to find your place in the visitor's stands by 2:00 p.m.


Graduation Attire


Male graduates should wear dark shoes, (NO flip flops or tennis shoes) dark socks, dark dress pants with a white shirt.  Female graduates should wear a Sunday dress or black dress pants with a nice blouse, and flat or wedge heel dress shoes (NO spiked heels due to artificial turf and NO flip flops or tennis shoes).  


Graduation Reception


A reception will be held immediately following the graduation ceremony at the stadium.


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.  When picking up regalia, each student will provide a permanent home address and email addresses where proofs will be sent.   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 is 9:20 a.m.


If you missed the Jostens representative on campus visit, you may order your graduation supplies (i.e. invitations) at Jostens.com.

Cap and Gowns for anticipated graduates have been ordered by the Registrar's Office for May commencement.

Class Rings - - Juniors and Seniors may view and order class rings in our University Bookstore,   or visit Jostens.com.  



SUMMER 2016 and FA-2016 Graduates


Undergraduates: If you are finishing your coursework in SU-16 or FA-16, your Application for Graduation is DUE NOW.  The application is available on-line on the Registrar's Page or in the Registrar's Office in Neves.

Graduate Students - contact Suzanne Sellers at 864.877.3052.

CAPS Students - contact your Academic Advisor.

Graduation Services


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.