May 2013 Graduation Schedule Changes & Transfer Work If you make any schedule changes during the semester make sure the changes are approved by your Academic Advisor and the Registrar. Changes made during your final semester could delay your graduation date. Transcripts for transfer credit (Credits that have not been posted to your NGU transcript) must be received in the Registrar's Office by May 1, 2013. Graduation Fee All graduating students are required to pay a Graduation Fee (Undergraduate fee: $110; Graduate Fee: $150). The fee includes cap, gown, hood, diploma, and diploma cover. Even if you do not plan to attend the graduation ceremony, you must pay the fee. Please contact the Business Office to make payment arrangements. Your Graduation Fee must be paid and any holds must be cleared before you can pick up your cap and gown. Cap & Gown Pick Up Undergraduates- pick up your cap and gown on April 29 – May 1, between 11:00am and 3:00pm in the Registrar’s Office. Graduate School (i.e. MBA, MCM, M.Ed. Graduates) should contact administration at the Fairview Campus. Graduation Rehearsal Graduation rehearsal will be held at 3:30pm Wednesday, May 8. Plan to meet at the Melvin and Dollie Younts Stadium. It is important that you be present and in your designated seat at 3:30. The Alumni Office will induct you into the NGU Alumni Association at this time. In case of inclement weather, we plan to meet in Hayes Ministry Center. Graduation Picnic A picnic for graduating seniors will be held on Wednesday, May 8, at 1:00pm prior to graduation rehearsal at the stadium. Graduation Attire Male graduates should wear dark shoes, (no flip flops or tennis shoes) dark socks and dark slacks with a white shirt and a tie. Female graduates should wear a Sunday dress (no slacks). Shoes should be dress shoes with a back strap (may be open toe as long as there is a back strap). No flip flops, slide on shoes or tennis shoes should be worn. Graduation Day The Graduation Ceremony is planned for Thursday, May 9 at 10:30am in the Melvin and Dollie Younts Stadium. Tickets will not be issued for this venue. Graduates should be in their seats in the stadium at 9:30am. Graduation Tickets for Inclement Weather Graduates will receive 4 tickets for Turner Chapel if weather forces the ceremony to be moved indoors and only ticketed guests will be allowed in the chapel. Graduates will be issued their tickets during cap and gown pick up. Graduation Reception A reception will be held immediately following the ceremony on the home-side concession area at the Stadium. Photographs and DVDs Graduation Photo (photo of graduate receiving diploma) – The photographer will snap a photo of the graduate receiving his/her diploma. Class Photo – A group photo will be taken on graduation day at 9:45am. Photos will be available to view and order on the photographer’s website after graduation or the graduate may order and submit payment prior to graduation day (see order form located at ngu.edu> Registrar> graduation). Candid Photos - The photographer will take candid shots after the ceremony at the reception. These photos may be viewed and ordered on the photographer’s website after graduation. A DVD of the ceremony may be ordered at graduation rehearsal or on graduation day. A table will be set up with order forms. If special circumstances exist which will prevent your participation in the Graduation Ceremony, please inform the Registrar’s Office at 864.977.7009 or email Tina Wells (email@example.com).