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Preparing for Commencement

We look forward to seeing you in May!

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We look forward to seeing you in May!

Congratulations, Graduate!

We rejoice with you as you journey toward Commencement: both an ending and a new beginning. The information provided in the PowerPoint and Commencement Guide (both linked below) is designed to help you navigate the deadlines and forms that are required to graduate and participate in the commencement ceremony. You will also find detailed information about the ceremonies, academic attire, rehearsal, and helpful suggestions for making the most of this special time. If you have any questions along the way, please feel free to reach out!

Commencement Guide

Upcoming Deadlines

Commencement Attire order deadline, Saturday, March 21

All students intending to participate in the May commencement ceremonies must place their order online prior to the deadline. The cost of the attire – consisting of a gap, gown, tassel, degree-specific hood (or stole for credential and certificate students), and stole of gratitude – is covered by your graduation fee. Attire will be available for pick up in the HNU bookstore beginning April 27. Orders must be placed online at http://herffjones.com/college/hnu.

Individual Graduation Portraits, Saturday, March 21

A professional photographer will be on campus between 10am and 3pm in the Founders Classroom to take individual formal pictures of students who are graduating. Commencement attire will be provided for this event. Appointments are not required but to sign up for a time click here.

Student Account Payment Deadline, Friday, May 1

Your student account balance must be paid in full by the deadline in order to participate in Commencement activities. Log in to Student Account Center to review your account and make a payment.

Questions?

For questions regarding the ceremony, please contact Casey LaBarbera: labarbera@hnu.edu or 510.436.1144

For academic-related questions, please contact the Registrar’s Office: registrar@hnu.edu or 510.436.1133

For questions regarding financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office: financialaid@hnu.edu or 510.436.1327

For questions regarding your student account, please contact Liz Aswegan: aswegan@hnu.edu or 510.436.1425

For questions regarding Accessibility Information, please contact Rebecca Whitney: whitney@hnu.edu or 510.436.1394