A graduate hugs his family member after commencement.

Commencement May 11 and 12, 2018

Graduates' family members and friends are invited to celebrate their accomplishments during Northwestern College's commencement weekend. For those unable to attend, Northwestern will stream the commencement ceremony live on its website. DVD recordings of baccalaureate and commencement ceremonies will also be available for purchase. The cost is $15 for one ceremony or $25 for both. Both prices include shipping. To reserve your DVD, email Mike Stokes, director of audiovisual services.

Undergraduate commencement info

Friday, May 11 
3 p.m. in DeWitt Theatre Arts Center

Seniors who've achieved exceptional academic success are celebrated by their departments in this ceremony. Your student will have received an invitation to participate.

Friday, May 11
7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel

There is no limit on the number of family/friend attendees. No tickets are required. Baccalaureate will be webcast live. Broadcast will begin shortly before the start of the event

Saturday, May 12
7:30 to 9 a.m. in the DeWitt Center (cafeteria)

Saturday, May 12
10 a.m. in the Rowenhorst Student Center gymnasium

There is no limit on the number of family/friend attendees. No tickets are required. Commencement will be webcast live. Broadcast will begin shortly before the start of the event. 

Graduation practice will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Rowenhorst Student Center gymnasium on Friday, May 11. Invitations and graduation announcements are available in the college bookstore. Caps and gowns will be distributed Friday, April 27, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in Van Peursem Hall lobby.

MASTER OF EDUCATION COMMENCEMENT INFO

Saturday, May 12
10 a.m. in the Rowenhorst Student Center gymnasium

There is no limit on the number of family/friend attendees. No tickets are required. Commencement will be webcast live. Broadcast will begin shortly before the start of the event. 

Master of Education graduates should meet between 9 and 9:30 a.m. in the Bultman Center's N-Club Room (across the lobby from the gymnasium) to pick up and put on their caps and gowns and line up for the commencement processional. 

Saturday, May 12
A commencement reception will be held for the Master of Education graduates and their families immediately following the commencement ceremony in the Vogel Community Room of the DeWitt Learning Commons. M.Ed. faculty and graduate school staff and administrators will be at the reception to greet graduates and guests.

While parking may be available near the Bultman Center (where graduates gather before the ceremony) and Rowenhorst Student Center (where the ceremony will be held), we recommend you park in the lots north of the DeWitt Learning Commons and Christ Chapel, as there will be more availability and the lots are near where the post-commencement reception for M.Ed. graduates is held.

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