Commencement 2019

The commencement ceremonies at Northwest Nazarene University combine academic pageantry, commencement addresses, and the achievement of significant life goals on the part of students and the University. NNU's commencement will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

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Traditional Undergraduate Students

Baccalaureate with hooding
     Friday, May 10| 7 p.m.
     Swayne Auditorium, Brandt Center
     No ticket required
     Graduates line-up in the Learning Commons at 6:15 p.m.

     Saturday, May 11 | 9:30 a.m. - Doors open one hour before ceremony
     Johnson Sports Center Gym
     Up to 10 tickets per graduate 
     Graduates line-up in the JSC Field House at 8:45 a.m. (across the hall from the gymnasium). Wear cap, gown, hood and honor cords.

Adult Undergraduate & Graduate Commencement

     Saturday, May 11 | 4 p.m. - Doors open one hour before ceremony
     Johnson Sports Center Gym 
     Up to 10 tickets per graduate
     Graduates line-up at 3:15 p.m. in the field house (across the hall from the gymnasium). Wear cap, gown, hood and honor cord.

Hours for The Bean & Campus Store (May 10 & 11)

The Bean
  • Friday, May 10, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Campus Store
  • Friday, May 10, 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

2019 Commencement Calendar of Events:

Thursday, 5/9/19
Phi Delta Lambda 6:00 pm Brandt Center Lobby

Friday, 5/10/19
Golden Grad Reunion Breakfast 9:00 am Helstrom Business Center #122
Alumni Coffee & Fellowship 10:00 am Student Center Lounge
Alumni & Friends Chapel 11:30 am Emerson Auditorium
Nursing Pinning Ceremony 1:00 pm Brandt Center,Swayne
Nursing Pinning Reception 2:00 pm Brandt Center,Lobby
NNU ROTC Commissioning Ceremony 3:00 pm Jackson Brothers Lecture Hall, Thomas Family Health & Science Center
Senior Art Receptions 3:30 pm Brandt Center, Freisen Art Galleries
Alumni & Friends Banquet 4:00 pm Helstrom Business Center, Room 122
Phi Alpha Ceremony (MSW) 4:00 pm NNU Little Theatre
Baccalaureate Line-up 6:15 pm Brandt Center,Lobby
Baccalaureate Traditional Undergraduate 7:00 pm Brandt Center,Swayne Auditorium

Saturday, 5/11/19
Traditional Undergraduate Commencement Line-up 8:30 am Johnson Sports Center, Fieldhouse
Traditional Undergraduate Commencement 9:30 am Johnson Sports Center, Gym
Business Luncheon 12:30 pm Helstrom Business Center, Harter Lecture Hall
Counseling Luncheon 12:00 pm Student Center, Dex
Education Luncheon 12:00 pm Brandt Center, Swayne Auditorium
Nursing Luncheon 12:00 pm College Church, Gym
Religion Luncheon 1:00 pm College Church, Franklin Hall
Social Work 12:00 pm College Church, Atrium
Adult Undergraduate & Graduate Commencement Line-up 3:15 pm Johnson Sports Center, Fieldhouse
Adult Undergraduate & Graduate Commencement 4:00 pm Johnson Sports Center, Gym
As this event nears, we'll update this site to keep you informed.