Spring 2012 Native American Convocation Ceremony

Native American Convocation Attendees

Native American Student Services and Northern Arizona University invites you and your family to the 17th annual Native American Convocation Ceremony, a cultural celebration. 

Native American Convocation Celebration 

You will be recognized for your accomplishments as well as being honored with a gift, a beautiful sash to celebrate your achievement! 

Thursday, May 10, 2012
3:30 - 5 PM (MST)
Location Change: ** Prochnow Auditorium, bldg. 3A **
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona


Reception following ceremony (location to be announced soon)

GRADUATES:  REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Graduates:  Please let NASS know if you can attend or not attend the ceremony no later than Friday, May 4, 2012.  If  you are a student who is graduating, please click here to register for the ceremony. (NOTE:  NAU staff to receive a separate invitation with a different link to register.)  

If you already replied using the on-line form before location change occurred, do not re-register.  Instead call Sharon Doctor at 928-523-6960 and she will update your information.

GUEST OF GRADUATES
Students: Please inform NASS using the on-line registration form the number of guest(s) you plan to bring.  If bringing more than 20 guests, please call Sharon Doctor at 928-523-6960.

TIME OF ARRIVAL FOR GRADUATES
Graduates need to arrive by 2:45 PM to Prochnow Auditorium on May 10th to prepare for the ceremony.

DRESS CODE
Graduates are encouraged to wear their tribal attire or business professional (no t-shirts, caps, jeans, etc.) as there will be special dignitaries attending the ceremony.

GRADUATES:  REHEARSAL
A Convocation rehearsal will be held on Wednesday, May 9 from 5-6 PM at Prochnow Auditorium, bldg. 3A, north campus (next door to the 1899 Grill).
Attendance is mandatory.

RECEPTION
A reception will follow the ceremony from 5-7 PM (MST).  
Location to be announced soon.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS
If you or any of your guests are an individual with a disability and will require a reasonable accommodation to attend the ceremony, requests should be made to Native American Student Services (928-523-8086) preferably two weeks prior to the ceremony to arrange for the accommodation.

CAMPUS PARKING AREAS & SHUTTLE SERVICE
FREE parking is available behind Cline Library (P13 lot) and across the street from library (P16 lot).  No permit is required.  FREE NAU Rapid Ride shuttle buses will be available from 2-4 PM for graduates and guests from the University Union bus stop and will head northbound with drop off at the Ashust bus stop which is near Prochnow.  The same shuttle buses will be available from 5-6 PM at Ashurst bus stop to transport people to the Ardrey bus stop (southbound) and is within walking distance to P13 and P16 parking lots. 

DECEMBER 2011 GRADUATES
If you received a sash last year, please bring it with you as the Committee will place your sash on your shoulder during the Recognition portion of the ceremony as each student only receives one sash per type of degree (bachelor-yellow fringes, masters-blue fringes, and doctorate-yellow/blue fringes).

VOLUNTEERS
If you are interested in lending a hand at the ceremony or reception, please email Andrea Sequaptewa or call her at 928-523-5512.

QUESTIONS?
Contact Sharon Doctor, 928-523-6960 or NASS front desk at 928-523-8086.

NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY
Commencement Exercises
May 11 and 12, 2012
NAU Walkup Skydome. 
For information on college graduation dates and times, click here.