Residential Graduates

Image from past Commencement

Congratulations Graduates!

This page is designed to provide supplemental information for campus-based residential graduates. Please review the main pages and weekend schedule for complete information.  Schedule highlights include: 

Master’s Student Hooding Ceremony   
Friday, April 26, 2024 | 4 PM to 5:30 PM  
Shapiro Field House| Reception to follow

Commencement Ceremony   
Saturday, April 27, 2024 | 10 AM to 12 PM  
Shapiro Field House

  • Tickets are required for guests.
  • Lineup begins promptly at 8:30 AM in Andrews Gym and is required for participants.

Ordering Your Academic Regalia


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For master's students, academic regalia consists of:

  • master's robe/gown with long, oblong sleeves
  • cap/mortarboard
  • discipline-specific master's hood (selected in the ordering process)

For bachelor's graduates, academic regalia consists of:

  • bachelor's robe/gown
  • cap/mortarboard
  • black tassel with graduation year

Attire for Commencement and Hooding

Commencement and Hooding are formal ceremonies requiring business attire; however, suit coats and sport jackets are not to be worn under your academic robe. If desired, your military uniform may be worn in place of the graduation gown.  Masters graduates in uniform will carry their hood draped over one arm.

During the Commencement ceremony, caps/mortarboards are removed by all students for the National Anthem; students should plan accordingly if they intend to pin on their caps/mortarboards. Students wearing academic regalia are not permitted to decorate their mortarboards. However, stoles and other cultural identity markers are permitted.

For the Masters hooding ceremony, please wear your gown and carry your hood draped over your left arm with colored band closest to the elbow (we’ll show you when you arrive!).  The hood will be placed over your head at the ceremony.  Therefore, no caps/mortarboards or tassels are worn to the hooding ceremony.

Class Giving Office 

You may choose to contribute to your Senior Class Gift.

NU Alumni Association

Stay in touch with us after you graduate! Attend NU Club events where you live. Return for Homecoming 2024 in October and order custom diploma frames and NU flags.