Graduation Information | Registrar

Event Information

  • Date:  Thursday, December 10, 2015
  • Time: 2:00pm
  • Location: Turner Chapel
  • Tickets:  Tickets not required.  Doors open 1 hour prior to event.
  • Graduates:  Be seated in  Hayes Ministry Center by 12:45pm

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.

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, 2015.

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 - pick up your cap and gown on November 30 - December 2,  between 11:00am and 3:00pm in the Registrar's Office in Neves.  Graduate School (i.e. DMIN,MAT,MBA,MCM, M.Ed) should contact administration at the Fairview Campus.

Graduation Brunch

Graduates should plan to attend a Graduation Brunch hosted by Student Life in Hayes Ministry Center on Wednesday, December 9, at 11:30am, prior to graduation rehearsal.

Graduation Rehearsal

Graduation rehearsal will be held on Wednesday, December 9, at 1:30pm.  It is important that graduates attend rehearsal. Plan to meet in Turner Chapel.

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 dress shoes. (NO flip flops or tennis shoes).  

Graduation Reception

A reception will be held immediately following the graduation ceremony in Todd Dining Hall.

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 - - the class photos will be taken at 1:00pm.

December graduates may order graduation supplies at link above.

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

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

SP-16, SUMMER 2016 and FA-2016 Graduates

Undergraduates: If you are finishing your coursework in SP-16 or SU-16, your Application for Graduation is due NOW.  If you are finishing your coursework FA-16 or later, please submit your Application for Graduation by January 31, 2016.

Graduate Student should contact Suzanne Sellers at 864.877.3052.


Graduation Services

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

FA-2013 through SP-15 graduates may contact Phil Hyman Photography at:

or call 864.235.7864.