140th 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 2022 graduation caps, gowns and accessories will now be ordered through Herff Jones. You may go directly to collegegrad.herffjones.com to place your order. There will also be a link on the NCCU Bookstore's website at nccushop.com, under the announcements.
These packages will be delivered to the address of your choice. Orders will need to be placed by November 1, 2022, to ensure items are delivered in time.
Please direct all questions to the NCCU Bookstore or email [email protected].
The Fall 2022 commencement ceremonies will be held in the McDougald-McLendon Arena. Guest tickets are required.
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 ceremonies is not required but is strongly encouraged.
Graduating students who have met all academic, non-academic and financial obligations but are unable to participate in the University’s Commencement Exercises may pick up their original diploma in person in the Office of the Registrar no earlier than the Wednesday after the Commencement Exercises. A picture ID must be presented.
Alternatively, a non-participating graduating student may request to have their original diploma mailed:
Yes, cap and gown portraits are available to all Fall 2022 graduates regardless of participation in the in-person commencement ceremonies on December 10.
Please visit https://nccudec2022.youcanbook.me to schedule a portrait appointment.
Undergraduate students should arrive no later than 7 a.m. on December 10, 2022.
Graduate, professional and doctoral students should arrive no later than 12 noon on December 10, 2022.
This year, the university is hosting one ceremony for all graduate and professional students on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at 2 p.m., where Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye will confer degrees to all graduate and professional students.
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 [email protected] if you have questions or need assistance.
If one has Perkins Loans, please contact Joyce Gillespie, accounting technician for Perkins Loans, at [email protected] 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 5, 2022. For more information or survey assistance, please contact Jianping Yu at [email protected].
As a requirement for participation in the December 2022 Commencement Ceremonies, all graduating students must acknowledge acceptance of the mandatory Commencement Decorum Video by December 5, 2022. Graduating students must click on https://nccu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_40jJRfy71r3lhNI and follow the instructions provided.