Graduation Information | Registrar

Event Information

  • Date:  Thursday, December 11, 2014
  • Time:  2:00pm
  • Location:  Turner Chapel
  • Tickets:  Tickets not required
  • Graduates - Be seated in Hayes Ministry Center no later than 12:45pm on graduation day

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 Dec. 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 December 1 - 3  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

A Senior Brunch for our graduating seniors will be held at 10:30am in Hayes Ministry Center on Wednesday, December 10, prior to graduation rehearsal.  It is important that you be present; the Alumni Office will induct you into the NGU Alumni Association at this time.

Graduation Rehearsal

Graduation rehearsal will be held on Wednesday, December 10, at 1:00pm in Turner Chapel. It is important that graduates attend rehearsal after the Senior Brunch.

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). 

Graduation Reception

A reception will be held immediately following the graduation ceremony in Todd Dining Hall for graduates, friends, and family.

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

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 1:00pm.  Photos may be ordered after graduation from Phil Hyman Photography at the link below.  

The above link is available until January 16, 2015.  Students or other interested persons may click the link, enter an email address, and then be notified as soon as the photos are posted online after graduation.  


Jostens Price List (Download here)

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 - - View and order class rings in our University Bookstore or visit 

May 2015 Graduation

Undergraduates: If you are finishing your coursework in SP-15, your Application for Graduation is due now.  Graduation audits are completed during the FA-14 semester for the May graduates.

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 and SP-2014 graduates may contact Phil Hyman Photography at: or call 864.235.7864.