The Northerner

VIDEO: NKU pushes back spring commencement

Andrea Carter, Copy Editor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Sue Ott Rowlands, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, notified graduating students Tuesday that the May 2016 Commencement ceremony date has been pushed back one week.

The ceremony will now be held on Friday, May 13 for Chase Law students, while the undergraduate and graduate ceremonies will be moved to Saturday, May 14.

The reason for this change is due to the original ceremonies coinciding with the Kentucky Derby and Mother’s Day. Rowlands stated that this decision was made in order to reduce scheduling conflicts so that students who want to partake in the ceremonies or people who want to attend are able to do so.

All ceremonies will remain in the BB&T Arena and will not conflict with any summer courses or study abroad programs.

According to Amanda Nageleisen, director of public relations at NKU, this decision was made by university administrators who consulted with leaders of the Faculty Senate, Staff Congress and Student Government Association. 

NKU has offered graduating seniors the option to stay on campus for the extra week, free of charge, due to any inconvenience the push back may have caused.  

Continue to follow The Northerner for more information on the effects and reasons for the date changes.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • VIDEO: NKU pushes back spring commencement

    Kentucky News

    What you missed at SGA Sept. 17

  • VIDEO: NKU pushes back spring commencement

    News

    Hepatitis A: how to stay safe during statewide outbreak

  • VIDEO: NKU pushes back spring commencement

    News

    Study Abroad fair gives students chance to travel the world

  • VIDEO: NKU pushes back spring commencement

    News

    Board of Regents combat enrollment dip, form student success team

  • VIDEO: NKU pushes back spring commencement

    News

    Health Innovation Center boasts modern classrooms

  • VIDEO: NKU pushes back spring commencement

    News

    Honors dean says college a ‘sandbox’ for innovation

  • VIDEO: NKU pushes back spring commencement

    News

    Honors College launches in Founders Hall

  • VIDEO: NKU pushes back spring commencement

    Breaking News

    ‘That could’ve been me’: NKU reacts to Cincinnati shooting

  • VIDEO: NKU pushes back spring commencement

    News

    Getting fishy emails? How to protect your NKU account from fraud

  • VIDEO: NKU pushes back spring commencement

    News

    Au No! HIC bakery Au Bon Pain won’t open until October

The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.
VIDEO: NKU pushes back spring commencement