Commencement is a recognition and celebration of academic achievement and the lasting contributions that students have made to the university.
Do not confuse the degree/diploma application with commencement and your regalia purchase. These are two separate processes.
Although often used interchangeably, the words Commencement and Graduation are not the same thing. It is important to understand that participating in a commencement ceremony does not mean that you have completed your degree and actually graduated.
Commencement is a formal ceremony for students who have been cleared to walk by their school or program.
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. Candidates should refer often to NSU's Commencement web site for complete, updated, and additional information.