Fall and Spring Commencement photo

Commencement Information

Commencement Information

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.  

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 here.

NWOSU will host two commencement ceremonies on Sunday, Dec. 6, in Percefull Fieldhouse. The 2020 spring and summer graduates will be honored at 1 p.m. and the 2020 fall graduates will be honored at 3:30 p.m.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, each graduate will receive two tickets only for guests to attend the commencement ceremony. Guests must present the ticket at the east door of Percefull Fieldhouse to be allowed entry.  Only two guests per graduate are allowed.

Percefull Fieldhouse has designated seating to allow for social distancing, proper ventilation within the building, and a face covering is required in the building. Extensive cleaning and disinfecting will take place between ceremonies.

Students eligible to participate in the ceremonies will be sent a letter by mail, and spring/summer graduates must RSVP to indicate that they would like to participate in the ceremony.

The commencement ceremony also will be shown on a video feed in Herod Hall Auditorium, and guests are invited to watch. The ceremony also will be available for viewing online at www.youtube.com/NWOSURangers .

Graduates and guests with state-issued handicapped parking permits are invited to park in the parking lot between Percefull Fieldhouse and Vinson Hall. A ramped entry into Percefull Fieldhouse is on the north side.

Commencement Photos

Photos from commencement, as well as the pinning ceremonies for nursing and education, are available at https://nwosucommencement.shutterfly.com/ or copy and paste the link directly in the address line once you get to Shutterfly.

You should be able to click on the photo you want and a drop down menu will appear to allow you download that photo directly to your computer and print it wherever you want to. Shutterfly also allows you to print directly from their site. In order to download you will need to create a FREE account to Shutterfly because it will ask you to sign in to download.

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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