Students receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing will participate in the Undergraduate Studies diploma ceremony. Students receiving the following degrees participate in the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing diploma ceremony:
- MSN: Master of Science in Nursing
- MN: Master of Nursing
- DNP: Doctor of Nursing Practice
See below details for the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing diploma ceremony.
- Commencement Registration and Preparation
- Commencement Day Schedule
- RSVP for School of Nursing Reception and Diploma Ceremony
- Contact Information
|Commencement Registration Begins||Thursday, March 1
|Register online.||All students attending any of the commencement ceremonies are required to register by Sunday, April 1, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.|
|Doctoral Fitting||Tuesday, March 6
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
|School of Law||Graduates can be measured for their regalia and can register to participate in commencement ceremonies.|
|Doctoral Fitting||Friday, March 16
8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m
|Tinkham Veale University Center, Main Floor||Graduates can be measured for their regalia and can register to participate in commencement ceremonies.|
|Grad Fair 2018||Wednesday, March 21 and Thursday, March 22
10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
|University Bookstore||Graduates can visit the Grad Fair to take care of their graduation planning and celebration needs. View details for Grad Fair.|
|Commencement Registration Deadline||Sunday, April 1
5:00 p.m. EDT
|Register online.||Deadline for registering to participate in commencement ceremonies.|
|Convocation Ticket Pick Up||Mid-April||For MN, MSN and DNP graduates only: School of Nursing, Student Services, Ground Floor Room NOA44||When tickets are ready, you will be notified via email.|
|Fee Payment Deadline||Friday, May 11||Be sure that all your financial obligations to the university, including outstanding tuition and any parking or library fines, are paid. Diplomas will be withheld until financial obligations are met.|
|Pinning and Awards Ceremony||Friday, May 18
2:00 p.m. Sign In
4:00 p.m. Procession
|University Circle United Methodist Church, 1919 East 107th Street||2:00 p.m. Sign In / New Alumni Welcome -
Refreshments will be provided for Faculty and Graduates. Photo composites will also be taken at this time.
4:00 p.m. Procession begins (led by bagpiper).
Please dress in semi-formal wear (no cap and gown). Ceremony lasts between 60-90 minutes.
Please register for this event. >
|8:15 a.m.||Convocation Robing and Line Up (Graduates)||
|9:30 a.m.||University Convocation||Veale Convocation Center||This is a ticketed event. Convocation includes the presentation of honorary degrees, a commencement address and the conferring of degrees by the president of the university. School of Nursing graduates are highly encouraged to attend convocation.|
|11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.||School of Nursing Reception||Judson Manor
1890 East 107th Street
Open to MN, MSN, DNP and PhD graduates only and their guests (children welcome) as well as alumni. BSN graduates are welcome to attend as guests. Shuttle service to Judson Manor will be available, departing from in front of the Wolstein Research Building.
|1:45 p.m.||Graduate Line Up||Judson Manor
1890 East 107th Street
|Line-up for processional to School of Nursing Diploma Ceremony, Judson Manor – led by a bagpiper.
Graduates and faculty not attending the University Convocation can robe at Judson Manor.
|2:30 p.m.||School of Nursing Diploma Ceremony||University Circle United Methodist Church
1919 East 107th Street
Speaker: Linda Q. Everett, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Leadership Consultant; Consulting Professor, Duke University School of Nursing
|Before 6:00 p.m.||Rental Cap and Gown Drop Off||University Bookstore,
11451 Euclid Avenue
|Following commencement rental regalia should be returned to the University Bookstore, open May 20 until 6:00 p.m.|
If you have additional questions or need more information, contact the Office of Student Services, 216.368.2529 or email the commencement coordinator at email@example.com.