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Commencement

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Commencement Update #2
March 31, 2020

Commencement Update #2
This is an update to Norfolk State University Community:

Our highest priority is the safety and health of our NSU Community. NSU is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and its impact in the Commonwealth.

In our efforts to maintain the safety and health for our staff, faculty, administrators, students, and families, the Spring 2020 Norfolk State University Commencement exercises will not occur on May 2, 2020. A workgroup consisting of students, administrators, and faculty is reviewing plans of options for students graduating in the Spring of 2020.  These students will have the opportunity to participate in a subsequent commencement ceremony.

Students that have submitted the $130.00 commencement fee for the Spring 2020 Commencement will be eligible for a refund if they do not wish to participate in a subsequent commencement ceremony. The $30.00 graduate fee is not refundable. Additional information regarding commencement fee refunds will be forthcoming.


Temporary Pass/Fail Policy for Undergraduate Students
March 31, 2020

This is an update to the Norfolk State University Community:

Our highest priority is the health and safety of the NSU Community. The University’s senior leadership team and Emergency Operations Committee is continuing to monitor the local and regional impact of COVID-19, and is taking proactive actions to mitigate potential risks to our community. 

As a result of the unprecedented public health emergency created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Norfolk State University has approved Interim Policy #03 (2020), Temporary Pass/Fail Policy for Undergraduate Students, for use during the Spring 2020 semester.  Interim Policy #03 temporarily modifies the University’s existing Pass/Fail policy by automatically assigning all letter grades of D- or higher a “P.” Students who prefer to receive traditional letter grades may do so by notifying their course instructor on or before April 24, 2020.

The interim policy also temporarily allows Pass/Fail grading for major courses and permits students to take more than 12 credit hours toward the undergraduate degree using the Pass/Fail grading option.  A copy of Interim Policy #03 is available online at the NSU Policy Library, which is accessible here. Questions regarding this policy should be directed to the Office of the Provost.

Commencement Update

This is an update to Norfolk State University Community:

Our highest priority is the safety and health of our NSU Community. NSU is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and its impact in the Commonwealth.

As we continue to modify our campus operations and activities to respond to the circumstances presented by COVID-19, a group consisting of students, administrators, and faculty has been considering options for commencement and the celebration of students graduating at the end of the Spring 2020 semester. Additional information regarding commencement plans will be sent to the campus community next week.