May 11th, 2019
The Graduate and Adult ceremony starts at 10:00 a.m. and the undergraduate ceremony starts at 2:30 p.m. Doors at the Mirenda Center will open two hours before each ceremony.

10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11th: Graduate Graduation
Commencement for Graduate and Adult Students will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11th in the Mirenda Center for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development. Line-up will begin at 9:00 a.m. in Community Hall of the Mirenda Center, i.e. the back of the building where the basketball court is. Academic Attire will be worn – cap, gown, tassel, hoods, Doctoral robes, etc.

2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 11th: Undergraduate Graduation
Commencement for Undergraduates will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 12th in the Mirenda Center for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development. Line-up will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Community Hall of the Mirenda Center, i.e. the back of the building where the basketball court is. Academic Attire will be worn – cap, gown, tassel and hoods.

Yes. The Graduation Mass for all students, undergraduate, graduate and adult, will take place on Friday, May 10th, 2019 in the Mirenda Center at 6:00 p.m. with a reception to follow in the Bayada Atrium. All are welcome.

When:
Tuesday, April 16th, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 17th, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m

PLEASE SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT at www.ouryear.com, using school code 87153. There are no walk-ins.

Where:
Bachmann Main Bldg., Room 109

Questions? 1-800-OUR-YEAR™ (1-800-687-9327), during normal business hours (9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST), or email Mike Durinzi at mdurinzi@lifetouch.com

Portraits will be taken in your business attire, and cap & gown. Academic attire will be provided. Don’t forget that you can use these portraits for your Professional Networking and Job Search sites.
(A jacket and tie are recommended for men).

There is NO COST to have your portrait taken and photographs will be available for your personal portrait needs.

*IF YOU HAD YOUR PORTRAITS TAKEN IN THE FALL AND WANT THEM RETAKEN, THERE WILL BE A $10.00 FEE.

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Neumann University schedules two commencement ceremonies each year, May and December. Degrees are officially conferred three times a year. [August, December, and May].

To be eligible to walk in May Commencement exercises and receive your diploma:

  • You must complete the Application for Graduation in the Registrar’s Office
  • You must successfully complete all degree requirements. If you do not satisfactorily complete all of their degree requirements by the end of the spring semester you may not, under any circumstance, participate in Commencement exercises. If you have any questions regarding graduation requirements you must speak to your academic advisor.
  • You must satisfy all financial obligations to the University by April 21st
  • You must complete the financial aid exit interview if you have any federal loans at https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action by April 21st
  • If you received an HRSA Nursing Loan you must contact Financial Assistance to complete the loan exit requirements by April 21st
  • Undergraduates only must complete the First-Destination Survey available in April. This will be made available to you around the time of cap and gown pickup.

All May candidates for graduation are expected to attend the University's May Commencement ceremony and will receive their diplomas after the conclusion of the ceremony.

The number of guest tickets for each graduate is determined by the number of graduating students along with the maximum number of seats provided. Each Graduate will receive 4 tickets which can be downloaded from the University Tickets link on the graduation page. Children under 6 years old do not need a ticket to be permitted into the graduation ceremony. Anyone (over 6 years of age) who attempts to attend the ceremonies without a ticket will be denied entrance to The Mirenda Center. Any additional tickets that become available will be distributed approximately one week prior to the graduation date. Students will receive an e-mail directing them to the University Tickets link to download any extra tickets that may become available.

A baccalaureate degree with honors is awarded to students who have earned a minimum of 60 academic credits, excluding documented prior learning, at Neumann University and who have demonstrated superior academic achievement in their respective areas of study.


Summa cum laude is awarded to those students with a cumulative GPA (Grade Point Average) from 3.900 to 4.000


Magna cum laude is awarded to those students with a cumulative GPA (Grade Point Average) from 3.700 to 3.899


Cum laude is awarded to those students with a cumulative GPA (Grade Point Average) from 3.500 to 3.699


Students who anticipate receiving Graduation Honors, and have completed 60 credits at Neumann, excluding documented prior learning, can check their WebAdvisor account to verify a cum GPA of 3.50 or above.

The Valedictorian is a graduating senior whose entire academic program has been completed at Neumann University on a full-time basis, and whose cumulative GPA (Grade Point Average) is the highest in his/her class. The student’s involvement in leadership activities at the University and his/her community service are also considered in the selection process.


With regard to these eligibility criteria, students who have earned credits through either standardized examinations or through the University-sponsored evaluations listed below and who have, otherwise, completed all academic coursework at Neumann University are still eligible for Valedictorian consideration.


  • CLEP
  • AP (Advanced Placement as administered through ETS)
  • ACT
  • DANTES
  • ACE Recommended Credits
  • Challenge Examinations
  • Experiential Learning Portfolio Assessment

To graduate, you must

  • Have applied for graduation at the Registrar’s Office
  • Satisfy all outstanding balances or set up a university approved payment plan by April 21st. Students who have not satisfied their balances or who have not set up a payment plan will not be allowed to walk at graduation.
  • If you borrowed federal direct loan funds, you must complete an exit interview at https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action no later than April 21st
  • If you borrowed an HRSA Nursing Loan Nursing Loans you must contact Financial Assistance to complete the loan exit interview by April 21st
  • You must complete the First-Destination Survey available in the beginning of April.

If you elect not to walk with your class on May 11, your diploma will be mailed to your home address after May 13.

Caps and gown will be available on Tuesday, April 23 between the hours of 4pm to 7pm in Bruder Gym. The cost of your academic attire is part of the $100 graduation fee. Graduates will keep all academic attire at the conclusion of the ceremony.

For those students not able to pick up their caps and gowns on April 23, the caps and gowns may be picked up in the University Campus Store during the following hours after April 23:

Monday - Thursday 8:30am to 6:00pm
Friday - 8:30am to 4:00pm

With regard to Baccalaureate Mass, elderly or handicapped persons may be dropped off at the side entrance of the Mirenda Center before 6:30 p.m. on the evening of the Mass.

Some seating is available for guests in wheelchairs or with limited mobility, with one companion seat. Tickets are also required for this special seating. If a guest requires special seating, send an email request with an explanation of the need (wheelchair, minimal steps, etc.) by April 15th to Mr. Lee Strofe at strofel@neumann.edu.

Elderly or handicapped persons may be dropped at the side entrance of the Mirenda Center before 9:30 a.m. for the 1st ceremony and by 2:30 p.m. for the 2nd ceremony.

The University Bookstore will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m..

Yes. The ceremony will be live streamed to the Meagher Theater and the Student Multi-Purpose Room in the Bruder Life Center. Additionally, a link to the ceremony will be made available the morning of May 11th, 2019