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08/31/2023 - NKU December 2023 Commencement: Key Dates and Details

08/31/2023 - NKU December 2023 Commencement: Key Dates and Details

Congratulations, 2023 August and December graduates!

Join us at NKU’s Fall Commencement on Saturday, December 16 to celebrate your achievements.

Please note: both August and December graduates will participate in the ceremonies on December 16. NKU does not hold a separate commencement in August.

Here are your commencement basics:


Morning Commencement Ceremony:

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023 // 10 AM

Truist Arena

• College of Arts and Sciences

• College of Informatics

• College of Education


Afternoon Commencement Ceremony:

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023 // 3 PM

Truist Arena

• Haile College of Business

• College of Health and Human Services

You do not have to RSVP if you plan to (or plan not to) participate in the commencement ceremony. Tickets are not required for your guests.

More details on commencement are available at

We will be sending you more information over the next few months, both via your NKU email and snail mail. Copies of all messages will also be available under “Latest News and Announcements” at


Grad Fair:

Tuesday, October 10 and Wednesday, October 11, 2023 // 10 AM – 4 PM

NKU Bookstore // University Center

Win Free Regalia and Diploma Frame at Check-In!

Grad Fair is a one-stop opportunity to get ready for commencement and graduation. Attendance is not required. A few lucky soon-to-be grads will be randomly selected at check-in each day to win free regalia or a diploma frame. More info on Grad Fair


Caps and Gowns, Announcements:

Herff Jones is the approved NKU vendor for commencement items including caps, gowns, tassels, rings and announcements. In order to receive the proper items, you are encouraged to purchase all commencement items through Herff Jones.

Undergraduate and master’s regalia (cap, gown and tassel) will be available for purchase in the NKU Bookstore starting October 10, 2023 through the day of commencement. Master candidates must also have a hood in the color corresponding to the field of study.

Doctoral regalia must be specially ordered in advance. Doctoral candidates will be contacted by their program director's office with order and pricing information.

Announcements, class rings and diploma frames may be ordered online at the Herff Jones website,, beginning in September 2023 or in person at Grad Fair October 10-11, 2023.

If you have any questions please visit the commencement website or contact us at


Contact Information For Questions:

Graduation status, grades or diploma: or (859) 572-5556

Commencement ceremony: commencement website, or (859) 572-5810

Academic apparel: Herff Jones or NKU Bookstore (859) 572-5142

We hope to see you at Grad Fair on October 10!


Krista Wiseman-Moore

Director of Special Events

Kara Olding

Assistant Director of Special Events