Degree Conferral and Commencement

A student's official graduation from Northwest Nazarene University occurs on the day the University confers the student's degree. 

The degree is conferred when students have completed all the academic and administrative requirements of their education program. When their degree is conferred, it means they are an official graduate of their program. 

Degrees are conferred after grades have been entered and degree requirements verified at the end of each month during the semester and at the end of the semester. After degrees are conferred, students will be sent their diploma and can order official transcripts. Students whose degrees have already been conferred are encouraged to participate in the annual commencement ceremony conducted each spring.

Commencement Participation: In order to participate in the spring commencement ceremonies, a student must have six or fewer credits remaining to complete during the summer semester, and have all other degree requirements met.