2017 Commencement Information

The 2017 Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, June 9th, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m, at the Don Taft University Center Arena on Nova Southeastern University's main campus (Ft. Lauderdale, FL).

Approximately two months prior to commencement, all eligible candidates will receive an email invitation via their NSU SharkLink account to complete a Commencement Participation Form (CPF) and order a cap and gown (regalia) directly from the NSU Bookstore vendor Oak Hall Cap & Gown. Completing a CPF reserves a space in the appropriate commencement ceremony. Click here for the deadline to order

Master's/Specialist regalia cost $90.00. The regalia are yours to keep. Doctoral candidates may either rent ($164.00) or purchase ($992.00) their deluxe regalia. Rented regalia must be returned to the Bookstore within seven days after commencement. Failure to do so will result in a charge of the full purchase price to the credit card on file.

PLEASE NOTE: All names will be verified by the program office to ensure eligibility. Participation in the ceremony does not assure that all degree requirements have been met or that a degree has been or will be granted. Please contact your advisor for additional information.

Master's Students

You are eligible to participate if you: Finished your degree requirements in 2016 and did not attend last year's commencement, or will finish your degree requirements by the end of Summer 2017.

Each student should receive the following gown and hood:

Doctoral Students

You are eligible to participate if you: Finished your degree requirements in 2016 and did not attend last year's commencement, or will finish your degree requirements by the end of Winter 2017.

Students that have received an Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Degree are able to participate.

Each student should receive the following gown and hood:

You will not receive an official diploma at the commencement ceremony. At the ceremony you will be called to the stage and announced as a candidate for graduation. At this time, you will receive a certificate of congratulation. To receive an official diploma, if you have not already received one, you must submit an Application for Degree form.

Students who were not invited last year, but have been conferred since last year's ceremony should automatically receive a commencement information packet for this year's ceremony.

Only the prescribed regalia purchased through the NSU Bookstore is acceptable for the NSU Commencement ceremonies. If you have purchased regalia through another source, please reserve it for your personal use on other occasions.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are a member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon then please order your commencement honor cord (maroon & white) directly from UPE.