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Graduate Commencement

Graduate Commencement

5:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 7

Regina Auditorium

Students must be present for line-up at 4:15 PM
Administration Bldg. – PAC

  • Education
  • National Security Intelligence Studies


All students wishing to graduate must complete an intent to graduate. The form is located under the academics tab upon login to MyNDC.

Graduate students can direct questions about graduation to Nancy Baird.


Undergraduate students who have fulfilled all of the academic requirements for graduation and/or have been cleared by the Office of the Registrar are invited to participate in Notre Dame College’s Commencement ceremony. In order to graduate, you must have completed the courses of your program and the capstone (Security Policy Studies) or your research project (Education). In addition, you must have earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.

Graduate candidates in the Masters of Professional Education who will complete the course requirements and action research project by December 2016 are invited to participate in the May ceremony. However, you will not receive your diplomas until all requirements are met.



Office of Student Accounts and Financial Aid

(216) 373-5213

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Please check with Student Accounts Receivable and the Library to ensure that all financial obligations are paid. All accounts must be paid in full by May 6, 2016. Payment is required in order to receive your diploma and participate in commencement activities.

Exit Loan Counseling — Students who have borrowed through the Federal Student Loan Program, TEACH Grant Program, or Perkins loan program must complete exit loan counseling. This can be accomplished online at https://studentloans.gov/. The exit loan counseling process must be completed by April 30, 2016.



The Career Services Center would like to know your post-graduation plans. Please complete the brief online First Destination 2016 Survey accessible on the Career Services Center website at NotreDameCollege.edu/careers. The survey will be available beginning April 11, 2016. Please contact the Career Services Center at (216) 373-5217 or careerservices@ndc.edu if you have any questions regarding the survey.



  • Education candidates attending the Graduate Research Presentation on Sunday, April 17 can purchase/pick up your academic regalia at this event.
  • Required academic regalia (cap, gown, tassel, and hood, plus tax): $65.00.
  • Education candidates not attending the Graduate Research Presentation and National Security Intelligence Studies candidates should order academic regalia online for shipment directly to your home. Please use this link to order directly from Jostens.

Questions? Contact Kristin Butterfield (216) 373-5179 or kbutterfield@ndc.edu


Business attire is preferred.


If you or your guests require accommodations due to a disability, health, or mobility issue, please contact Ashley Maher in the Office of Academic Affairs no later than Friday, April 22. You can reach Ashley by email at amaher@ndc.edu or by phone at (216) 373-6393.

Other Important Details


A professional photographer from Jim Venditti Photography Inc. will take a picture of each graduate receiving his or her diploma during May commencement ceremonies. For more information, contact Venditti Photography at 440.232.7575.

In addition, snapshots from the 2015 ceremonies are available on the College Flickr site and videos from the event will be available for viewing on the Notre Dame website.


Graduation announcements and class rings are optional and can be ordered online through Jostens.


Notre Dame-designed diploma frames are available online through University Frames.


May 3
11:30 AM
Tuesday May 3, 11:30am
Christ the King Chapel/3rd Floor Admin Bldg.
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