Commencement 2021

Commencement for the Class of 2021 is scheduled for Saturday, May 8 at 10 a.m., pending approval from the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department.

Final Walk will immediately follow the Commencement ceremony.


Baccalaureate is planned for Friday, May 7 at 5 p.m. This service is for graduates only to allow for safe social distancing at First United Methodist Church.

Seating is limited and RSVPs are required. A link will be emailed to graduates at a later date.

A live webstream will be available for family and friends of the graduates.


Additional details for each ceremony will be posted upon the health department's approval.


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 Nebraska Wesleyan negotiated rate.” Please book by April 7.

Hotel Address Price Phone
Comfort Suites 4231 Industrial Ave. Starting at $129 (402) 476-8080
Country Inn & Suites 5353 N. 27th Street Starting at $89 (402) 476-5353
New Victorian Suites 225 N. 50th Street Starting at $79.99 (402) 464-4400
Staybridge Suites 2701 Fletcher Avenue Starting at $94.99 (402) 438-7829
Fairfield Inn North 4221 Industrial Ave. Starting at $129 (402) 476-6000