Graduation

The Graduation Ceremony will be held in Spring 2019 on May 10th at 10:00 a.m., at Matthews Arena on the Northeastern University campus. Only qualified graduates are eligible to attend the graduation ceremony.

 

Seven Steps to Graduation 2019

1. Determine Your Eligibility

To determine your degree conferral* and graduation ceremony dates, please use the appropriate link below to review the graduation deadlines in which students must complete all requirements 

ASSOCIATE AND BACHELOR'S DEGREE CANDIDATES, please click here for dates. 

MASTER'S DEGREE CANDIDATES, please click here for dates.

DOCTORAL DEGREE CANDIDATES, please click here for dates.

*Degree conferral refers to the official completion of a student's degree, as recognized by the University.

2. Review Your Curriculum Information and declare your Expected Graduation Date (EGD) 

Begin the graduation process by reviewing your current program information (degree and major).

  • Log in to myNortheastern
  • Click on the red Self-Service tab on the top 
  • Click Student Self-Service
  • Click Student Records
  • Click View Student Information 
  • Choose your term
  • Click submit 
  • Review your information about degree, major, and Expected Graduation Date (EGD) 

ASSOCIATE AND BACHELOR'S DEGREE CANDIDATES, please click here for dates.

MASTER'S DEGREE CANDIDATES, pleases click here for dates.

DOCTORAL DEGREE CANDIDATES, please click here for dates.

Submitting the request to declare your EGD does not constitute applying to graduate.

3. Apply to Graduate

Upon verifying the accuracy of your Student Information and confirming your EGD is correctly declared, the next step is to Apply to Graduate via myNortheastern.

How to Apply to Graduate: 

  1. Under the Self-Service tab in your myNortheastern, you will find the Commencement box located at the bottom left corner of the screen.
  2. Choose the Apply to Graduate option and complete the questionnaire.

Only degree candidates who complete a Graduation Application will have their academic records audited to determine degree completion for conferral and graduation.

Only degree candidates who attend the graduation ceremony will receive regalia (cap and gown). If you do not apply to graduate by the above deadlines and plan on attending the graduation ceremony, you will be given appropriate regalia if available.

4. Complete an Exit Interview

If you have received a Federal Stafford Loan (subsidized or unsubsidized) or Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loans, complete the exit interviews below. Otherwise, proceed to Step 5.

Bachelor's Completion - www.NSLDS.ed.gov

Graduate - www.NSLDS.ed.gov

For more information, contact Student Financial Services at 617-373-5899.

5. Regalia and Ticket Information 

Regalia 

If you plan on attending the graduation ceremony, academic regalia (cap -mortarboard, tassel, gown, and hood if applicable) are provided at no cost to you and may be kept as a memento of the occasion.

Regalia pickup days will be scheduled in May, date TBD. Students unable to attend regalia pickup days will be able to retrieve their regalia the morning of the ceremony.

A photographer will be on-site to take your graduation portrait during this distribution period.

Regalia cannot be mailed.

Number of tickets per candidate

Each candidate is allotted two guest tickets for the graduation ceremony. These tickets allow entrance into the guest seating area of Matthews Arena.

Students will be notified when the ticket period is open.

6. Obtain the Diploma

Providing all academic and financial obligations are met, graduates who apply by the deadline will receive their diplomas in the mail at the address provided on their graduation application, according to the following schedule. Additional time may apply for international mail.

ASSOCIATE AND BACHELOR'S DEGREE CANDIDATES, please click here for dates.

MASTER'S DEGREE CANDIDATES, please click here for dates.

DOCTORAL DEGREE CANDIDATES, please click here for dates.

Diplomas will not be distributed during the ceremony on May 10, 2019.

7. Attend the Graduation

The Graduation Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 10, 2019, at Matthews Arena on the Northeastern University campus at 10:00 a.m. Only qualified graduates are eligible to attend the graduation ceremony. 

Important Note for Graduates: Undergraduate and graduate degree candidates must report to Matthews Arena on Friday, May 10, 2019, and arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. to check in, get robed, and be lined up for the procession.

Important Note for Guests: Guests will only be admitted to the Graduation Ceremony with official guest tickets on a first-come, first-served basis.
 

Security Notice

  1. Guests will only be admitted to the Graduation ceremony with official guest tickets
  2. There is no re-entry if you depart Matthews Arena before or during the ceremony
  3. Facility/Safety Protocol 

For safety reasons, the following items are prohibited (no exceptions) inside Matthews Arena for the ceremony: 

  • Baby Strollers
  • Outside food/beverages
  • Backpacks or bags larger than 12" x 12" x 12". Women's handbags of acceptable size may be allowed entry after search
  • Laser pointers and similar items
  • Firearms or other weapons
  • Artificial noisemakers
  • Alcohol 

Additional policies - No exceptions: 

  • No storage/check area is available for prohibited items 
  • Patrons may refuse to have their bag searched but WILL NOT be permitted entry with the bag
  • Confiscated items will be discarded