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General Information

Northwest Christian University has been holding commencement ceremonies and conferring degrees since the very first graduating class of 1899. While the largest and primary graduation ceremony occurs in May at the end of the traditional academic year, our evening and online students in non-traditional programs are completing degree requirements throughout the year. In 2007, an annual December graduation ceremony was added to serve this growing demographic.

There are generally two types of attendees at graduation: friends and family of the graduates, and those who are actually graduating. If you’re looking for dates and times for either Fall or Spring graduation, or directions or hotel accommodation recommendations we have provided some general information for you. More specific information for graduates–how to apply for graduation, order regalia and other supplies, etc.–is available on MyNCU.


Date   Time
December 14, 2018 (Friday)  6:00 p.m.
May 11, 2019 (Saturday)  10:00 a.m.


Both the May and December commencement ceremonies are held on the NCU campus in the Morse Event Center. If you are unfamiliar with Eugene or the NCU campus, check out our driving directions and campus map.

For more information about Graduation Activities, download the 2019 Spring Graduation Flier.


For those that might be traveling from out of town, please visit our hotel and restaurant recommendations page. Many of these are within walking distance of the NCU campus. You might also find some of the information on our Parent Resource page useful.


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