Commencement Schedule

Schedule for Commencement Day, May 6, 2017

9:15 a.m
All graduates, faculty and other Baccalaureate participants assemble for the Final Walk to Baccalaureate
Snyder Arena, Weary Center

9:40 a.m.
Final Walk
Across campus

10 a.m.
Sanctuary, First United Methodist Church, 50th Street and St. Paul Ave.

12:15 p.m.
Graduates and faculty assemble for Commencement
Snyder Arena, Weary Center

1 p.m.
128th Annual Commencement (Hooding Ceremony will be included in the Commencement Ceremony.)
Taylor Commons

Convenient Light Lunch

Graduates, family members, friends, faculty and staff may pre-order a complimentary light lunch to enjoy before Commencement. The lunch will be served in the Prairie Pointe Dining Center in the Story Student Center directly following Baccalaureate (approximately 11 a.m.). The deadline for placing your order is April 14. Choose from chicken skewers, half deli wraps/sandwiches or vegetarian wraps. Place your Commencement lunch order.


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.”

Hotel Address Price Phone
Chase Suites Hotel 200 South 68th Place Starting at $82.00 402.483.4900
Comfort Suites 331 North Cotner Starting at $83.00 402.325.8800
The Cornhusker Marriott 333 South 13th Street $159.00 402.474.7474
Hampton Inn & Suites Lincoln 7343 Husker Circle $100.00 +tax 402.435.4600
New Victorian Suites 225 N. 50th Street Starting at $64.99 402.464.4400
Staybridge Suites 1501 N. 86th Street Starting at $109.99 402.484.6000


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