Where is the ceremony held?

The fall commencement ceremony is held in the Voinovich Auditorium.

How many guests can I bring?

Due to limited seating, only two guests per graduate will be seated in the Auditorium. Seating for additional guests will be available where the ceremony can be viewed via live broadcast in Room E2106. Two guest tickets for the Auditorium seating will be available with the cap and gown package.

When will I receive my diploma?

Diplomas are mailed 8-10 weeks after the registrar’s office verifies completion of requirements.

I am missing an ePortfolio. What should I do?

Contact your dean:

Kathy Keister, Nursing
kkeister@NorthwestState.edu

Dan Burklo, Science, Technology, Engineering Tech & Math
dburklo@NorthwestState.edu

Lana Snider, Arts and Sciences
lsnider@NorthwestState.edu

Janet Delcamp, Allied Health, Business & Public Services
jdelcamp@NorthwestState.edu

Ron Scozzari, Industrial Technologies
rscozzari@NorthwestState.edu

Am I eligible for a gold honor cord?

Graduation with honors is based on the grade point average of the last term of your enrollment. Any student graduating with a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or higher will be graduated with honors as follows:

3.50 – 3.74 Cum Laude
3.75 – 3.89 Magna Cum Laude
3.90 – 4.00 Summa Cum Laude

Honor graduates will receive a gold honor cord with cap and gown. There is no charge for honor cords. The cumulative grade point average from the last term of enrollment is used to determine honors when printing the commencement program. The diploma and transcript will display the honor if earned.

As a U.S. veteran, how do I receive a veteran honor cord?

Please provide proof of military service by showing your DD214 to the registrar’s office by Nov. 7. A red, white and blue cord will be included with the cap and gown.