Graduation and Commencement

A true celebration of your accomplishments.

spring 2021?Commencement

10:30 a.m. May 8, 2021

Barnett Center

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Watch the 2020 Winter Commencement Ceremony

NSU Graduate Slideshow

Northern State University graduates from throughout 2020 shared their own photos. Take a look at them in our?2020 Graduate Slideshow!

Plan for the Big Day

Discover details about the ceremony, places to stay in Aberdeen and directions to campus.

Disability Accommodations

Johnson Fine Arts Center (winter commencement)

  • ??? Accessible parking near main entrance -? see JFAC Parking Map
  • ??? Wheelchair accessible, including restrooms
  • ??? Wheelchair spaces available next to regular seats
  • ??? Accessible entrances located on east and west sides
  • ??? Assisted listening devices available
  • ??? Sign language interpreters available; contact Doris Stusiak (below) in advance
  • ??? Service animals welcome

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Barnett Center (spring commencement)

  • ??? Wheelchair accessible, including restrooms
  • ??? Wheelchair spaces on floor next to chair rows
  • ??? Accessible entrance and parking located on north side, accessed from State Street
  • ??? Sign language interpreters available; contact Doris Stusiak (below) in advance
  • ??? Service animals welcome

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Information and Assistance

If you have questions about accessibility or need additional accommodations, please contact:

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Graduate adjusts another's boutonniere
Apparel and Announcements

Ready to purchase apparel and announcements for your big day? We've got you covered!

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You can order an entire outfit (cap/gown/tassel/hood/etc.) or individual items.? Please note: For timely delivery, you're?encouraged to order?apparel no later than two weeks before the ceremony.

For rental orders, contact the NSU?Wolf Shoppe for assistance, or call Balfour directly at 1-800-683-4771.

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Commencement Recordings

Commencement ceremony recordings on DVD or Blu-Ray are available through NSU Media Services.