Graduation

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2024 Baccalaureate Mass

Thursday, May 9 - Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: St. John's Chapel, Sacred Heart Hall, Newman Campus

2024 Commencement

Friday, May 10 - Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Hartman Arena, 8151 N. Hartman Arena Dr., Park City, KS 67147

Commencement Countdown

 

Student Grad Questions and Answers

Prior to Commenceemnt

  • Deadline for Spring 2024 graduates to apply for graduation: Feb. 9
  • Deadline for Summer 2024 graduates to apply for graduation: March 1
  • Deadline for students to order regalia for commencement: March 15?
  • Deadline for students to provide name pronunciation: April 30?

Students are responsible for updating/supplying an anticipated graduation date. This information is vital to inform the Registrar’s Office of your intent to graduate. You can update personal info via JetStream.

All Newman graduates, including those attending locations outside of main campus, or online are invited to attend commencement at Hartman Arena. Newman University graduates three times a year, however, there is only 1 ceremony per academic year in May.

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.

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. Graduation fees are only paid one time per degree level.

If students did not receive an application for graduation in their NU email, they may visit the graduation website and print an application. Students must complete the application, send to their academic advisor for signature, and then submit it to the registrar’s office for review.

Eligibility for graduation honors is based on the following criteria:

Baccalaureate degree candidate:

  • cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above
  • minimum of 60 resident hours (excludes nontraditional credit)

Graduation honors indicated on the diploma and transcript are:

  • SUMMA CUM LAUDE 3.9 cumulative GPA
  • MAGNA CUM LAUDE 3.7 cumulative GPA
  • CUM LAUDE 3.5 cumulative GPA

Students who do not meet the 60 resident hour requirement for graduation honors but have a 3.5 or above GPA receive the designation "Academic Commendation" on their transcript.

Students earning a second degree will have honors calculated only on the courses that are used to meet second degree requirements.

Baccalaureate degree candidates qualifying for academic honor cords will have the cords mailed to them. Please contact [email protected] with questions.

Academic honors are not awarded for graduate degrees - i.e. Master or Doctoral degrees.

Baccalaureate and Master's degree candidates qualifying for the non-academic stole should contact the Office of Student Life with questions at 316.942.4291 ext. 2200.

Students that have applied for graduation will receive a separate application from Student Life regarding the non-academic stole. Students may select up to 3 designations. The requirements for each are listed below:

The Diversity and Inclusion Stole, which would recognize students of different cultural, religious, etc. backgrounds who have faced unique struggles because of their respective identifications while earning their degree. Students applying for this distinction should be able to explain how their experiences and background have played a role in the achievement of their degree.

The Athletic Stole, which would recognize students who will have earned their degree while participating in a sport for the totality of their time at Newman. An athlete applying for this distinction must be in compliance with all the requirements set forth by the Athletic Department and by his/her respective sport team to be considered.

The Student Involvement Stole, which would recognize students who have positively transformed the cultural climate of Newman through things like education, volunteering, discussions, and more.

Regalia for graduation is purchased through Herff. Herff Jones

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.

Eligibility for graduation honors is based on the following criteria:

  • Baccalaureate degree candidate:
    • cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above
    • minimum of 60 resident hours (excludes nontraditional credit)
  • Graduation honors indicated on the diploma and transcript are:
    • SUMMA CUM LAUDE 3.9 cumulative GPA
    • MAGNA CUM LAUDE 3.7 cumulative GPA
    • CUM LAUDE 3.5 cumulative GPA

Students who do not meet the 60 resident hour requirement for graduation honors but have a 3.5 or above GPA receive the designation "Academic Commendation" on their transcript.

Students earning a second degree will have honors calculated only on the courses that are used to meet second degree requirements.

Baccalaureate degree candidates qualifying for academic honor cords will have the cords mailed to them. Please contact 316.942.4291 ext. 2121 with questions.

Baccalaureate and Master degree candidates qualifying for the non-academic stole should contact the Office of Student Life with questions at 316.942.4291 ext. 2200.

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 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.

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

Students that have applied for graduation will receive a separate application from Student Life regarding the non-academic stole. Students may select up to 3 designations. The requirements for each are listed below:

The Diversity and Inclusion Stole , which would recognize students of different cultural, religious, etc. backgrounds who have faced unique struggles because of their respective identifications while earning their degree. Students applying for this distinction should be able to explain how their experiences and background have played a role in the achievement of their degree.

The Athletic Stole , which would recognize students who will have earned their degree while participating in a sport for the totality of their time at Newman. An athlete applying for this distinction must be compliance with all the requirements set forth by the Athletic Department and by his/her respective sport team to be considered.

The Student Involvement Stole , which would recognize students who have positively transformed the cultural climate of Newman through things like education, volunteering, discussions, and more.

Guest Questions and Answers

All graduation activities will be livestreamed here on this page, our Newman University Youtube Page, and our Newman University Facebook Page.

Feel free to park anywhere on campus, St. John’s Chapel is in the center of campus.

Hartman Arena Map

Hartman Arena and St. John’s Chapel are both handicap accessible. There will be special seating areas in Hartman for guests who will be in wheelchairs. For St. John’s Chapel, there will be signs directing guests to handicap entrances.

Our ceremonies last from 2-3 hours.

Professional photographers will be on site taking photos during the commencement ceremony. Photograph proofs and rate sheets will be emailed to the graduates a few weeks after the event. NO guests will be allowed on the floor during the commencement ceremony. If you would like to take candid photos with your graduate we ask that you do it at one of our photo stations.

It is strongly encouraged that you set up an outside meeting location with your graduates prior to the ceremony as the graduating students and guests will probably exit Hartman Arena from different locations.