Northwestern graduates prepare to receive their diplomas.

Commencement May 12 and 13, 2017

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 this year's 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. 

Commencement news release

Undergraduate commencement info

Friday, May 12 
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 12
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 13
7:30 to 9 a.m. in the DeWitt Center (cafeteria)

Saturday, May 13
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 12. Invitations and graduation announcements are available in the college bookstore. Caps and gowns will be distributed Friday, April 28, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in Van Peursem Hall lobby.

MASTER OF EDUCATION COMMENCEMENT INFO

Saturday, May 13
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 southwest corner of the Bultman Center gymnasium to pick up and put on caps and gowns and then line up for the commencement processional. 

Saturday, May 13
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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