138th Commencement Exercises Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The graduation fee includes, but is not limited to, the administrative costs associated with the review and academic clearance of each student; honor cords; and items for diploma production, including the honor sticker, printing of diploma (and associated printing supplies), mailing and diploma cover.
The fee is non-refundable.
Fall 2021 graduation caps, gowns and accessories will now be ordered through Herff Jones. You may go directly to collegegrad.herffjones.com on Friday, October 29, 2021, to place your order. There will also be a link on the NCCU Bookstore's website at nccushop.com, under the announcements. Bachelor packages will start at $54.00, and graduate packages will start at $100.00. Orders will need to be placed by November 18 to ensure items are delivered in time.
Please direct all questions to the NCCU Bookstore or email email@example.com
Students will receive two guest tickets for the McDougald-McLendon Arena.
Students will walk across the stage to receive their cover and will report to their department after their ceremony to pick-up their diploma.
No. Attendance at the in-person commencement ceremony is not required but is strongly encouraged.
Yes, cap and gown portraits are available to all Summer and Fall 2021 graduates regardless of participation in the in-person commencement ceremonies on December 11, 2021.
Please visit https://nccu2021.youcanbook.me/ to schedule a portrait appointment.
Graduate, professional and doctoral students should arrive no later than 7:30 a.m. on December 11, 2021.
Undergraduate students should arrive no later than 12:30 p.m. on December 11, 2021.
This year, the university is hosting one ceremony for all graduate and professional students on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at 9 a.m., where Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye will confer degrees to all graduate and professional students. The university is limiting gatherings due to COVID-19.
The students will receive their degrees from their departments after their ceremony.
Degrees will be posted on transcripts approximately two weeks after graduation. Please wait at least two weeks after graduation before placing an order for an official degree-dated transcript.
Transcripts can be ordered online at https://www.credentials-inc.com/tplus/?ALUMTRO002950 for $12.90 each. For specific instructions, please review our page on ordering a transcript.
Yes, student loan exit counseling must be completed.
If one has Stafford Loans or Plus Loans, complete the mandatory student loan exit counseling online only at https://studentaid.gov/. Please email Allicia Golden, default manager in the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or need assistance.
If one has Perkins Loans, please contact Joyce Gillespie, accounting technician for Perkins Loans, at email@example.com for instructions on how to complete this requirement.
The senior survey is for undergraduate students. There is a separate exit survey for graduate and professional students. The Office of Research, Evaluation and Planning will send the survey login and password to the NCCU email addresses of all graduating students.
The deadline to complete the survey is December 6, 2021. For more information or survey assistance, please contact Jianping Yu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information on decorum is forthcoming from Student Affairs. Please check back.