Student Graduate with parents

Congratulations to you and your graduate!

The December 2021 commencement ceremony will take place on Saturday, December 11 at 10:30 a.m. EST in the Superior Dome.    


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If you are unable to attend the commencement ceremony in person, the ceremony can be viewed locally on WNMU-TV or on demand.  

Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Considerations

Commencement will be held in person at the Superior Dome. The Superior Dome is a large capacity arena with permanent seating for up to 8,000.  Students and faculty will have assigned seating on the arena floor while friends and families will be able to choose a seat among the bleacher seating*.

There is no vaccination requirement, but all people entering the Superior Dome (or any part of the NMU campus) are required to wear a mask.

Additionally, during commencement there will be no concessions sold in the Superior Dome.

For those more comfortable viewing from the comfort of home, commencement will be aired live locally on WNMU-TV or available streaming on demand.

*There will be limited floor seating for those with mobility difficulties.

Tickets are not required.  The commencement ceremony is held at the Superior Dome, which has plenty of seating.  You can invite other family members and friends.

Yes.  There is limited accessible seating on the floor for a person with disabilities and a family member. 

No.  The Superior Dome is open to all that want to celebrate with the graduates.  Doors open to the Superior Dome at 9:30 EST the morning of the commencement ceremony.

The commencement ceremony begins at 10:30 EST with the procession of students and faculty.  Doors open to the Superior Dome at 9:30 EST.

There will be a couple of wheelchairs at the main entrance that can be used to transport a family member to their seat.  Wheelchair are not meant to be used as a seat.

Due to COVID restrictions, we will not have a photography area on the main floor.  Parents are welcome to take a picture of their student walking the stage from either big screen projecting the ceremony.

Professional photographs will be taken of each student participating in the commencement ceremony.  GradImages will take a photo of your student on stage and another headshot after the graduate walks off stage.  Photographs can be viewed and ordered through the GradImages website.