Commencement Schedule

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Schedule for Commencement Day, May 17, 2014

12:15 p.m.
Master's candidates assemble for Hooding Ceremony
West Vestry, First United Methodist Church, 50th & St. Paul Ave.

1:00 p.m.
Hooding Ceremony
Sanctuary, First United Methodist Church (Master’s candidates, their families, faculty and staff)

2:00 p.m.
Hooding Ceremony Reception
Fellowship Hall, First United Methodist Church (Master’s candidates, their families, faculty and staff)

3:15 p.m.
All Graduates, Faculty & other Baccalaureate participants assemble for the Final Walk to Baccalaureate, Snyder Arena, Weary Center*

3:40 p.m.
Final Walk*
Across campus

4:00 p.m.
Baccalaureate
Sanctuary, First United Methodist Church, 50th & St. Paul Ave.

5:00 p.m.
Class picture*
Front steps, First United Methodist Church

5:45 p.m.
Graduates and Faculty assemble for Commencement
Snyder Arena, Weary Center

6:30 p.m.
125th Annual Commencement*
Taylor Commons (academic procession begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.)

8:30 p.m.
Robe Return
Knight Fieldhouse, Weary Center

*The Commencement Ceremony is outdoors. Please be prepared for Nebraska spring weather.

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Rain Plan

If inclement weather is forecast:

  • Final Walk will be cancelled. The class picture will be taken in Snyder Arena.
  • Graduates and faculty will assemble in the east half of Knight Field House.
  • Commencement will be held in Snyder Arena and telecasted on the west half of Knight Field House. Tickets for Snyder Arena will be available on Friday and Saturday.

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Maps and Directions

DirectionsMaps
From the airport
Take West Adams out of airport.
Right on Cornhusker Highway.
Right on 48th Street.
Left on Saint Paul Ave. (third stoplight).

From the east on I–80
Take Waverly exit (#409)
Left on Cornhusker Highway.
Left on 48th Street.
Left on Saint Paul Ave. (third stoplight)

From the west on I–80
Take Superior Street exit (#401)
Left onto Superior Street.
Right on 48th Street.
Left on Saint Paul Ave. (third stoplight)

From the southeast on Highway 2
Right on 84th Street.
Left on Adams Street. (after several miles on 84th)
Left on 48th Street.
Left on Saint Paul Ave. (first stop light)
Commencement Map
Campus Map
Download and print our campus map
(PDF).

Lincoln Map
Lincoln Map
Download and print our Lincoln map (PDF).

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Parking

All parking lots on campus are available for you on commencement day. Street parking is available as well. However, parking is NOT permitted on Madison Avenue between 50th and 56th streets. Download the Commencement Map (PDF) to view parking options.

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Coffee House Open Hours

Families and friends may take a break in our coffee house located in the lower level of Story Student Center from 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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Accommodations

All NWU Commencement guests may receive special hotel rates at the below establishments. To make a reservation please use the following phrasing—“I would like to make a reservation for the NWU Commencement at the NE Wesleyan negotiated rate.”

HotelAddressPricePhone
Chase Suites 70th & O $79.00 402.483.4900
Comfort Inn & Suites 331 North Cotner $79.00 402.325.8800
The Cornhusker Marriott 333 South 13th Street $99.00 1.866.706.7706
Staybridge Suites N. 27 (I-80) Starting at $85.99 402.483.7829

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Pictures

Following the hooding ceremony, each of the three master's degree classes will have its class picture taken on the front steps of First United Methodist Church. Following baccalaureate, an all-class picture will be taken on the front steps of First United Methodist Church.

To order graduate photos, visit www.gradimages.com and click on Pre-Event Email Registration. There are other great pictures in the gallery as well.

 

 

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Video Recording

NWU does not provide professionally recorded DVDs. Please feel free to bring your video camera and record this special day.

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Convenient Light Dinners

Family members and friends may pre-order light dinners to enjoy on Taylor Commons before commencement ceremonies. Graduates receive one complimentary boxed dinner through a separate order form. The deadline for placing your order is May 2.

Choose from ham, roast beef, chicken caesar or vegetarian sandwiches on whole grain bread plus a package of baby carrots, a bag of chips and cookies. All adult dinners are $6. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich option for children is $4.

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