Commencement

May 15 Commencement Experience

Graduate Schedule

Date/Time Event Location
TBA Senior Week TBA
Wednesday
May 12
8:30 p.m.
Alumni Illumination Ceremony

Class of 2021 graduates only. No guests allowed.

In honor of the graduating Class of 2021, CNU will hold the Alumni Illumination ceremony at sunset on the Wednesday before the Commencement as we commemorate the transition of our graduates to university alumni. This special event will also honor the accomplishments of our graduates and announce the recipients of the Rosemary Trible Prize. Graduates are asked to wear white to this event.
The Great Lawn
Thursday
May 13
10 a.m.
Latin Honors Ceremony

By invitation for class of 2021 graduates only. No guests allowed.

Graduates who have earned Latin honors, faculty promoted in academic rank or awarded tenure for 2020 and 2021, and all faculty awarded emeritus status during the 2019-21 academic years will be honored in this special ceremony on the Great Lawn. Latin honors recipients will be notified through their CNU email on the morning of Wednesday, May 12.
The Great Lawn
Thursday
May 13
2 p.m.
PLP Senior Celebration

By invitation for class of 2021 graduates only. No guests allowed.

PLP graduates will be invited to take part in this ceremony celebrating the accomplishments of the Class of 2021. We will remember the past as we celebrate those who made a difference along the way!
Diamonstein Concert Hall
Friday
May 14
1-4 p.m.
Commencement Festival

Class of 2021 graduates only. No guests allowed.

An opportunity to pick up cords, stoles and honors from various departments. Graduates will also pick up their Commencement registration packets that include their tickets and important information for the day.
The Great Lawn
Saturday
May 15
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Commencement Experience - Silver Block

Natural & Behavioral Sciences and Graduate Studies

Stage Schedule
  • Natural & Behavioral Sciences: 9-11 a.m.
  • Graduate Studies: 11:30 a.m.-noon

Graduates will sign up on the graduate RSVP form for a specific time to cross the stage during their college's stage schedule.

The Great Lawn
Saturday
May 15
1:30-6 p.m.
Commencement Experience - Blue Block

College of Arts & Humanities, College of Social Sciences, and Luter School of Business

Stage Schedule
  • College of Arts & Humanities: 1:45-2:45 p.m.
  • College of Social Sciences: 3:15-4:15 p.m.
  • Luter School of Business: 4:45-5:30 p.m.

Graduates will sign up on the graduate RSVP form for a specific time to cross the stage during their college's stage schedule.

The Great Lawn
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