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We look forward to your participation in commencement exercises. While seating is open for your guests and tickets are not required, limit your number of guests to 10.

What You Need to Know

Be prepared for commencement with the following information:

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When you arrive to the Skydome, please proceed to the appropriate staging area coinciding with your college.

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Backpacks and large purses/bags will not be permitted in the staging area or on the Skydome floor. Please leave backpacks, purses and coats with your family or friends.

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Please wear academic attire, including headwear. Only faculty in full academic attire will be permitted to march in the procession and be seated in the section reserved for faculty. Faculty needing to rent academic attire may choose to order from one of the following:

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Please contact the Equity and Access Office at (928) 523-3312 as early as possible to make any accommodation arrangements to participate in commencement exercises.

Commencement Accessibility Information

Share Your Stories

We want to share stories of student achievement—and the role of faculty in that success—with local news media during this time of celebration. Whether it is a student overcoming great obstacles or conducting significant research during his or her time at NAU, if you have a story, we want to hear it. Please send your story ideas to or call (928) 523-2282.

Additional Details

Find the information you need to attend celebrations across campus, purchase photos and DVDs of the ceremonies, and access ceremony live streams.

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 “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire” -William Butler Yeats