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Newman University Graduation

2021 Baccalaureate

Location: TBD

Date and time: TBD

2021 Commencement

Location: Hartman Arena

Date and time: Friday, May 7


2020 Commencement Video

Share your Newman memories by using the hashtag #NUGRAD20. We'll repost on our social media channels.

Graduation Questions and Answers

Every student that was eligible to walk in the May 2020 ceremony will still graduate after final confirmation by the Registrar’s Office that all requirements have been satisfied.

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

Yes. All students must apply for graduation. While the ceremony is not being held this year, the application fee provides the printing of diplomas, programs, and recording of the ceremony, among other expenses.

This is now optional. If you would like to purchase the cap & gown, you may do so thru the Jostens vendor.

Any order that was previously made and shipped to Newman University will be mailed to the student along with their diploma.

Jostens is a third party vendor and Newman University is not a part of the cap & gown purchase process. Inquiries should be directed to Jostens regarding the potential for refund.

Eligible students that are graduating with academic honors will have their cord shipped along with their diploma.

Students should contact the Office of Student Life for details and information regarding non-academic stoles.

Yes. Students who satisfy all academic requirements will have degrees conferred with the May 8, 2020 date.

Students should continue to check their Newman University email accounts. Details will be communicated as they become available.

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 file again for their degree and pay the graduation fee again.

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