Dear NMU Graduate,

You are being asked to complete the NMU Cap and Gown Survey because you are graduating from Northern Michigan University this semester. This waiver is provided to acknowledge that your consent to participate in NMU’s graduate project is given by completing our survey.

The NMU Cap and Gown Survey focuses on your post-graduation plans and asks you to reflect on your time spent at NMU. Your participation in the project is voluntary and all information you choose to share will remain confidential. When shared publicly, results will be anonymous and presented as summarized information. You will never be identified individually.

The survey should take you less than 10 minutes to complete. You are welcome to skip questions and you can stop at any time. There are no known risks of participating in this study, and you will not benefit personally. However, we hope that others may benefit in the future from what we learn as a result of this study. If you choose not to participate, it won't affect you in any way.

Please contact Jason Nicholas, Assistant Provost and Director for Institutional Effectiveness, at or (906) 227-2379, or Lisa Eckert, Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, at or (906) 227-1291 with any questions or concerns related to this project or your rights as a research participant.