Fall and Spring Commencement photo

Commencement Information

Commencement Information

Commencement Weather Watch - Friday Afternoon Update

We continue to monitor the weather for Saturday morning’s commencement exercises at #NWOSU, and right now the ceremony will begin as scheduled at 10:30 a.m. at Ranger Field.

We will continue to watch the forecasts tonight and Saturday morning and will provide another update Saturday morning if needed.

Please stay tuned to Northwestern social media, www.nwosu.edu home page and www.nwosu.edu/commencement-information page for any updates.

The Spring 2024 Commencement Ceremony will take place on
Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. at Ranger Field.

Click here to view a digital copy of the Spring 2024 Commencement Ceremony Program


In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be inside Percefull Fieldhouse.

Northwestern’s students who will be graduating must pay their degree application fees and complete a degree application that is to be returned to the Registrar’s office in Herod Hall. You can find the degree application here.

The traditional cap, gowns for all students and hoods for graduate students can be purchased from Northwestern’s Bookstore located in the Student Center on the Alva campus. Students will need to inform the bookstore of their height.

Both fall and spring commencement exercises will have a livestream feed the day of the ceremony and can be found at www.youtube.com/NWOSURangers.

Commencement Photos

Photos from commencement, as well as the pinning ceremonies for nursing and education, are available online for a free download. Shutterfly ended its Share Sites on March 27, 2023, so they are now available on our Flickr site at https://www.flickr.com/photos/nwosu-rangers/collections/72157721573883191/.

All commencement photos from both the fall and spring semester ceremonies are located here dating back to snapshots during the Fall 2004 ceremony. We only started shooting digital photos of the actual commencement ceremony in Fall 2005. All other commencement photos were shot on film, and a print was mailed to the graduate along with the negative.

Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association

After graduation, you will receive a free one-year membership to Northwestern’s Foundation and Alumni Association, compliments of the foundation!

Just because you graduated, doesn’t mean you aren’t still a part of the Ranger Family! Interested in giving back to the program that helped you achieve your dream? Want to know more about how to stay involved with Northwestern as an alum? Reconnect, renew your membership or get involved with our NWOSU Foundation and Alumni Association here

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