National University
Commencement 2020

Congratulations, graduates! National University invites you, your family, and your friends to celebrate your remarkable accomplishment at our inaugural Virtual Commencement on Friday, September 25, 2020, at 2 p.m. PDT. Please visit this page for commencement-themed downloadable content. The livestream will also be available here on September 25.

Please carefully review the information on this page for all of the important details necessary for your special day. We intend to provide a memorable event that showcases your outstanding achievement during these unprecedented times.

Please be aware that all information will be sent to both your personal and NU student email addresses. If you require any assistance in accessing your student email account, please contact Student Concierge Services at or (866) 628-8988. All other questions can be directed to the Graduation Department at

Important Student Information and Deadlines

Application for Graduation

An application for graduation is required. At this time, only records that have been completed and conferred by August 7, 2020 are eligible to participate. Ineligible students will not appear on the graduate profile (student photo and shout-outs).

Legal Name Change

Legal name changes should be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by August 30, 2020. Submit your name change request through SOAR.

Graduate Profile

Students will be able to submit their photo and a 150-character announcement accessible to all graduates and guests. The deadline to submit a photo and announcement is September 16, 2020, at noon PDT. Students who elect not to submit a photo or announcement will still be able to view their name and degree information. Information on how to submit your photo and shout-out can be found here.

Academic Regalia

Academic regalia is not required for the virtual event. If you would like to purchase your own regalia for a keepsake, you can do so here.