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December 2019 Commencement

Norfolk State University will celebrate its 105th Commencement on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in the Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall Arena, which is located on the campus of Norfolk State University, 700 Park Ave. Norfolk, VA 23504.


Commencement Information

For more information about Commencement 101 or the Commencement Ceremony or call the Office of University Events at 757-823-8323 or review the NSU Commencement Booklet.

Ticket Information

 Each graduate will be given six (6) tickets for Echols Hall at the commencement rehearsal. Distribution of ceremony tickets is solely the responsibility of the graduate. Extra tickets will not be available.

Senior Class Grad Cap Mock-Up

Deadline: Monday, November 25, 2019

Seniors must get their graduation cap décor approved by deadline in order to participate with cap decorations for the 105th commencement.

  • All décor is generally limited to two dimensions.
  • Words, quotes, symbols, and any additional décor must be appropriate (if not, students will not be allowed to decorate their caps.
  • No profanity or inappropriate images.

Once their cap has been approved; Seniors will not be allowed to add any additional words, symbols or décor.  Seniors may pick up their official stamped copy once their grad cap design has been approved. The approval will be available the following day after 12pm (noon) after submission. Student Activities & Leadership | Student Center, 3rd Floor.

Graduation Requirements

For information about Graduation Requirements, view the Commencement Checklist or call the Office of University Events at 757-823-8323.