Graduation Information

Event Information

  • Date:  Thursday, May 8, 2014
  • Time:  10:00am
  • Location:  Melvin and Dollie Younts Stadium
  • No tickets required for commencement at stadium; however, in the event of inclement weather, tickets will be required at Turner Chapel.
  • Guests may enter the stadium beginning at 9:00am
  • Graduates must be in place at the stadium at 9:15am

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 you make any schedule changes 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, 2014.

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.  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. 

Cap and Gown Pick Up

Undergraduates - pick up your cap and gown on April 28 - 30  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 Picnic

A picnic for graduating seniors will be held at 1:30pm at the stadium prior to rehearsal on May 7. There will be games during the picnic including Spike Ball, Can Jam and Corn Hole. There will be a corn hole tournament and alumni gifts.

Graduation Rehearsal

Graduation rehearsal will be held at 3:30pm, Wednesday, May 7.  Plan to be in your designated seat in the visitor stands in the stadium by 3:30pm.  It is important that you be present for practice.  In addition, 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, 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 with a back strap. (may be open toe as long as there is a back strap; cannot wear flip flops or tennis shoes).  Please use good judgement when choosing shoes.  You will be walking across the football field; therefore, platform or high heel shoes are not recommended.

Graduation Tickets for Inclement Weather 

Graduates will receive 5 tickets for Turner Chapel if weather forces the ceremony to be moved indoors.  The tickets will be issued during cap and gown pick up and only ticket holders will be allowed to enter Turner Chapel.  Please do not ask for additional tickets.

Graduation Reception

A reception will be held immediately following the graduation ceremony on the stadium front lawn for graduates, friends, and family.

Graduation DVD

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

Graduation Photographs

Graduation Photo (photo of graduate receiving diploma) - The photographer will take a photo of all graduates as the diploma is received.  Class Photo - A group photo will be taken on graduation day at 9:30am.  Photos may be ordered after graduation from Phil Hyman Portraiture - -

Link will be available after graduation through June 16, 2014.

 May graduates may order their graduation supplies at this time on the Jostens website  (click link above). Cap and Gowns has been ordered by the Registrar's Office for May anticipated graduates.

Class Rings - - View and order class rings in our University Bookstore or visit the Jostens website.

Jostens Price List (Click here to download)

Fall 2014 Graduation

Undergraduates: If you are finishing your coursework in Summer, 2014 or FA-2014, your Application for Graduation should be be turned in to the Registrar's Office immediately so that your graduation audit can be completed this term.

Graduate Students 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 graduates may contact Phil Hyman Photography at: or call 864.235.7864.

Commemorative Diploma Frame with NGU Entrance Photograph and Gold-Embossed Seal, from Churchill Classics. (Lots of NGU Merchandise to choose from!)


Order your NGU Class Rings from the campus bookstore! Numerous men's and women's styles and colors available.