NSU will host Fall Commencement Dec. 15-16

· , Uncategorized · NSU will host Fall Commencement Dec. 15-16

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will hold Fall 2021 commencement exercises at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15 and at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16 in Prather Coliseum.

“We are thrilled to be hosting in-person graduation ceremonies, but we continue to be mindful of public health and safety,” said Dr. Greg Handel, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.  “We appreciate everyone’s understanding and adherence to COVID protocols as we welcome the families and friends of our graduates to campus to celebrate this important milestone.”

Graduates will not be limited in the number of guests in attendance.  Everyone must wear a mask to enter the building.  Guests will be directed to seating and are asked to adhere to social distancing guidelines between families/groups.  Saving seats will not be allowed. Guests are asked to remain seated for the duration of the ceremony.

It is recommended that graduates and guests arrive at least 30 minutes prior to each ceremony.  Graduates will enter the front of Prather Coliseum, check in and be escorted to their seat.  There will be no processional. Guests for graduates with last names beginning with A-L should use entrance and exits on the east side of Prather Coliseum, the side facing the tennis courts. Guests for graduates with last names beginning with M-Z should use entrance and exits on the west side of Prather Coliseum, the side facing the Kappa Sigma House. ADA accessibility entrance is on the West side.

Hand sanitizing stations will be available.  Prather Coliseum will be disinfected between ceremonies.

Parking is available around Prather Coliseum.

All ceremonies will be livestreamed at www.nsula.edu and recorded.

Summer 2021 NSU graduates are invited to participate in Fall 2021 commencement exercises.  Those who wish to do so should complete and return the Commencement Attendance Form.  A form letter is provided at https://www.nsula.edu/documentprovider/docs/17/SUMMER%202021%20CANDIDATE%20ATTENDANCE%20FORM.pdf

Completed forms may be sent via email to registrar@nsula.edu or by fax to (318) 357-5823 and must be submitted no later than Wednesday, December 1. 

The schedule of ceremonies is as follows.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

10:00 A.M. Ceremony

College of Nursing and School of Allied Health (Bachelor and Associate Degrees)

BAS – Allied Health
BS – Radiologic Sciences
BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing
ASN – Associate of Science in Nursing

2 p.m. Ceremony

Graduate School (Graduate Degrees)
College of Arts and Sciences

MA – Art, English
MM – Music
MS – Homeland Security

College of Nursing and School of Allied Health

DNP – Doctor of Nursing Practice
MS – Radiologic Sciences
MSN – Master of Science in Nursing

Gallaspy Family College of Education & Human Development

EDD – Adult Learning and Development
EDS – Educational Leadership and Instruction
MA – Adult Learning & Development, Counseling, Student Affairs in Higher Education
MAT – Early Childhood Education Grades PK-3, Elementary Education Grades 1-5, Elementary Education and Special Education Mild/Moderate Grades 1-5, Middle School Education Grades 4-8, Middle School Education and Special Education Mild/Moderate Grades 4-8, Secondary Education Grades 6-12, Secondary Education and Special Education Mild/Moderate Grades 6-12
MED – Curriculum and Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Educational Leadership, Educational Technology Leadership, Special Education
MS – Health and Human Performance, Psychology-Clinical

College of Business and Technology (Bachelor Degrees)

BS – Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Hospitality Management &Tourism

Thursday, December 16, 2021

10:00 A.M. Ceremony

College of Arts and Sciences (Bachelor and Associate Degrees)

BA – Communication, Criminal Justice, English, History, Liberal Arts
BFA – Dance, Fine and Graphic Arts
BGS – General Studies
BM – Music
BS – Applied Microbiology, Biology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering Technology, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Theatre, Unified Public Safety Administration
AD – Veterinary Technology
AGS – Associate of General Studies
AS – Engineering Technology

Louisiana Scholars’ College – Bachelor Degrees

BA – Communication, Criminal Justice, English, History, Liberal Arts
BFA – Fine & Graphic Arts
BM – Music
BME – Music Education-Instrumental-Grades K-12, Music Education-Vocal-Grades K-12
BS – Accounting, Applied Microbiology, Biology, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Electronic Engineering Technology, Elementary Education-Grades 1-5, Health and Exercise Science, Hospitality Management and Tourism, Industrial Engineering Technology, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Psychology, Secondary Education and Teaching, Theatre, Unified Public Safety Administration
BSW – Social Work

2 P.M. Ceremony

Gallaspy Family College of Education & Human Development (Bachelor Degrees)

BME – Music Education-Instrumental-Grades K-12, Music Education-Vocal-Grades K-12, Music Education-Vocal/Instrumental -Grades K-12
BS – Addiction Studies, Child and Family Studies, Early Childhood Education-Grades Pre-K-3, Elementary Education-Grades 1-5, Health and Exercise Science, Health and Physical Education-Grades K-12, Psychology, Secondary Education and Teaching
BSW – Social Work

Information on commencement is available at https://www.nsula.edu/graduation/.

2021-11-17T14:34:22+00:00

About the Author:

Leah Jackson is Northwestern State University's Director of Public Information and Media Relations. She is a 1994 and 2011 graduate of NSU and has been on staff since 2004.