Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
Four new graduates smiling.

Special events

Convocations, receptions, and ROTC Commissioning

These celebratory special events honor your unique identity, achievements, and dreams.

NAU grad in cap and gown standing with mom and dad outside

NAU Commencement special events for graduating students

Attend a convocation ceremony, your ROTC Commissioning, or a college reception to celebrate this milestone with your family and community—you earned it.


Each semester, NAU hosts special convocations for veteran, LGBTQIA+, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Black, Hispanic or Latine, and Indigenous students. Find event times and the RSVP form on the Student Affairs website.
Graduation stoles for students that are part of Lumberjacks of Inclusion at NAU

Spring convocation ceremonies

ROTC Commissioning

NAU Air Force ROTC students practice formation with rifles

Air Force Commissioning

Academic receptions

Many of the colleges at Northern Arizona University host receptions for students, faculty, and guests to honor their students’ accomplishments. Find the information you need to be prepared and plan ahead. Our campus maps will help you get there on time.
NAU nursing student dressed in scrubs looking at a patient chart

Nurse Pinning Ceremony

College receptions

Women walking in hall of doctor's office

College of Health and Human Services

NAU Hotel and Restaurant Management students cooking in a kitchen with faculty members

School of Hotel and Restaurant Management

Engineering students work on a circuit board

College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences

Professor and student studying tree trunk rings in classroom

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

NAU college of education student sitting on a beanbag in a classroom setting, talking to a classmate

College of Education

Stage performers singing in a play

College of Arts and Letters

NAU students working together on a computer, one pointing to the screen to show the other student something

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences