Class of 2014 Commencement Ceremony

The 45th Commencement of Nova Southeastern University will be held on May 10th and will begin at 11:00 A.M. Graduates should arrive no later than 10:00 a.m. for check-in and instructions. Admission is free for the guests of candidates marching in the ceremony. Since the BB&T Center is a large facility guests will not need tickets to attend.

Commencement Ceremony

The ceremony begins with the graduates' processional. Graduates are seated in the front rows. University administrators and the dean welcome the graduates and their guests and speeches are delivered by the faculty member and student that the graduates have elected. A photographer will take pictures of each graduate's hooding. After some brief closing remarks, the ceremony will conclude. This ceremony generally lasts less than 2 hours.


Eligible Students

You are eligible to participate if you finished your degree requirements by Winter 2014. An email was sent out with general information about the ceremony (i.e., ordering announcements and special hotel rates). Also the email explained about ordering your regalia (cap and gown), if you have not already submitted your order, please do so immediately.


The BB&T Center (Florida Panthers Arena) is located at:
2555 Panther Parkway (NW 136th Avenue) Sunrise, Florida.

BB&T Center has increased its security measures. Thus, for everyone's protection, backpacks, duffel bags, backpack style or oversize/large purses, diaper bags, alcohol, bottles, cans, food, thermoses, coolers, and strollers will not be permitted inside the building. Handbags and other items will be searched.

The administration of the BB&T Center apologizes for the inconvenience these measures may cause you and your guests. However, for the safety of all attendees, these measures are needed and they ask for your patience and your cooperation.

General Information

Caps and gowns are rented through the campus bookstore at no cost to you. At the end of the graduation, they will be collected by the bookstore personnel. You will receive more information about the regalia in the future. Announcements may be ordered in person at the bookstore, or by mail by returning the store brochure you will soon receive with a check or credit card authorization payable to the NSU Bookstore to:

The NSU Bookstore
3301 College Ave
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314

Please allow 4 weeks for processing and delivery of announcements.

Your Participation

The University sent out information about Commencement and how to accept an invitation to attend. Please make sure you read everything and follow the steps.

Getting your Diploma

You will not receive a diploma at the graduation ceremony. At the ceremony you will be called to stage and announced as a candidate for graduation. At this time, you will receive a certificate of congratulations. To receive an official diploma you must submit an Application for Degree online. Your diploma will be mailed to you after the university confers your degree. Candidates for graduation must make certain that the correct name and address is on file with the Office of the University Registrar. Contact the Office of the University Registrar by calling 1-800-541-6682, extension 7271, to confirm this and to ask additional questions regarding your diploma.

Staying in Touch with your NSU Law Alumni Association

The Nova Southeastern University Law Alumni Association is an independent organization of alumni who have come together out of their collective desire to serve their alma mater and each other. Upon graduation, you are automatically a member with full library privileges. Make sure to keep your U.S. postal address and email address updated with the Office of Alumni Relations & Development to assure that you receive invitations to special events and both electronic and print newsletters.

Hotel Information

If you have questions, please contact: Naomi Scheiner at (954) 262-6128

Shepard Broad Law Center | 3305 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida 33314-7796 | 800-986-6529
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