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Spring 2020 Commencement

Norfolk State University will celebrate its 106th Commencement on Saturday, May 02, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. William "Dick" Price Stadium, 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 757-823-2987 or review the NSU Commencement Booklet.

Ticket Information

The 106th Commencement will be held in the William “Dick” Price Stadium on campus.

No tickets are required for entry into the stadium.

Commencement tickets are only required for the rain site (Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall).

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

Rain site tickets are only needed in the event of rain and the ceremony is moved into Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall.

Senior Class Grad Cap Mock-Up

Seniors must get their graduation cap décor approved by in order to participate with cap decorations for the 106th 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.


Graduation Requirements

For information about Graduation Requirements, view the Commencement Checklist or call the Office of University Events at 757-823-2987.