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Newman University Graduation

2021 Baccalaureate

Cathedral of Immaculate Conception Map

Thursday, May 6, 6:00 p.m.

2021 Commencement

Hartman Arena Map

Friday, May 7

10:00 a.m. - School of Business, School of Education & Social Work

3:00 p.m. - School of Arts and Sciences, School of Catholic Studies, School of Nursing & Allied Health

Newman University is currently preparing details for a safe and memorable celebration for our Fall 2020, Spring and summer 2021 graduates, as well as their family members, friends and supporters. Due to COVID restrictions, seating will be limited at the baccalaureate mass and commencement ceremonies. Family and friends unable to attend in person will be able to watch the ceremonies via live stream!

Please continue to check this page for additional Commencement details as they become available. Fall 2019, Spring and Summer 2020 graduates are welcome to participate in the ceremony and must RSVP for the event by filling out and submitting this form.

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Graduation Questions and Answers

The Registrar’s Office will mail the diploma to each graduate. Please update your address in JetStream accordingly.

Yes. All students must apply for graduation and pay the application fee.

If you are attending the ceremony, you must purchase a cap and gown through this Josten's link

Eligible students that are graduating with academic honors can pick up honor cords at the student life office.

Graduation applications are sent to students via their Newman email address. To locate final application deadlines, please refer to the online Schedule of Classes Information pages here.

Completion of the graduation application includes the payment of the $100 graduation fee. This fee may be paid online here.

Until students file their application for graduation, the Registrar’s Office has no formal notification of their degree, major(s), minors or areas of concentration. The application also gives students the opportunity to list their name the way they want it on their diploma. This is also the name that is printed in the commencement program and read at commencement.

A Jostens representative will be available on campus in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center at various times throughout the semester. (Watch your Newman email for dates!) Students can also order online at Note: Students who order rings from the Jostens representative on campus will receive a discount that is not available when ordered online.

A student’s application for degree is in effect for the academic year in which it is filed. An academic year consists of the fall semester, the spring semester following it, and the summer term following it. If students do not complete their requirements within that academic year they must reapply and should consult their academic advisor for details.

No. Only one degree is given at a time and that is the degree for the major you list first on your degree application. Both majors are listed on your transcript and they are listed in the order you list them on your degree application.

Students are expected to complete all their courses by the end of the semester they have indicated they will graduate. They may walk in the ceremony but may not graduate with an "Incomplete" grade.

An official transcript (not a grade report or a faxed transcript) must reach the Newman University Registrar’s Office by the date listed on the Important Dates for Graduating Students card in the graduation packet. Keep in mind that it is your responsibility to request the transcript. It should be sent directly to:

Lori Gibbon, Registrar
Newman University
3100 McCormick
Wichita, KS 67213-2097

Commencement Countdown


2020 Commencement Video