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Commencement Ceremony

We are excited to share some of the details regarding North Central University’s 2024 Commencement ceremony. Please review this information so that you can be properly prepared for degree conferral and Commencement day.

Commencement Ceremony Details

College of Graduate Studies Hooding Ceremony

Thursday, May 2, 2024 – 10:00 a.m.

Guests welcome to begin arriving at 9:30 a.m.

North Central University

Trask Word and Worship Center

Link to campus map & directions.

Graduates – here is a video on how to wear your hood.

Undergraduate and Graduate Ceremony

Friday, May 3, 2024 – 1:00 p.m.

Sanctuary doors open at 12:30 p.m.

Emmanuel Christian Center

Guests enter at building doors 2 and 3.

Link to location map.


Emmanuel Christian Center

7777 University Ave. NE

Spring Lake Park, MN 55432

Guidelines for Family and Students

NCU Commencement Etiquette for Families

NCU Commencement Etiquette for Graduates

Virtual experience

Livestreaming will be available for Commencement is located on our YouTube page here.

CDC guidelines required

CDC guidelines will be in effect and are observed for in-person Commencement attendance.
Currently there are no requirements.


Each graduate will be allowed a maximum of 10 in-person guests to attend the 2023-2024 Commencement celebration. Eventbrite will send graduates an email inviting them to register their guests; only graduates are allowed to do this. Tickets will contain a QR code that will be scanned at the door when guests enter.
(*NOTE: If more tickets open up, we will communicate at a future time. No requests for additional tickets will be accepted at this time.)


If you have questions, please email the Commencement Committee.

We look forward to celebrating Commencement with you!


NCU Commencement Committee

Watch highlights from December Commencement 2023!