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The Frontier Nursing University’s Board of Directors, faculty & staff extend a sincere invitation to graduates and their family members for the Commencement Ceremony!


DATE: October 20

TIME: 2:00pm

LOCATION:  Richard M. Nixon Gym, 150 Wendover Rd., Hyden KY


Let the planning begin! In anticipation of your 2018 Commencement Ceremony, here is some important information.


Eligibility requirements for participation are as follows: students may participate in the commencement ceremony on October 20th if:

  • they have completed all required courses

  • if grades have been submitted and all tuition & fees are paid


MSN+Companion DNP students can participate as a MSN graduate and/or as a DNP graduate after all requirements are met. (catalog pg. 85-86). If you will be eligible to walk and plan to attend the ceremony, please fill out this Registration for Commencement form.


All graduates are required to purchase their own regalia; the MSN outfit should include gown, hood, board cap, and tassel. The DNP outfit includes gown, hood & tam. DNP graduates have the option to purchase the Fine Quality regalia specially designed for FNU or a less expensive version. Jostens will be taking regalia orders from July thru Sept. 2018. Cap, Gown & Hood Orders


Members of our Sigma Theta Tau chapter should order their cords directly from the STTI website. Personalized announcements, class rings, diploma frames and other memorabilia items are available now for purchase from Jostens. All graduates will receive an FNU pin. The “pinning” will take place at the end of the ceremony. Graduates who are unable to attend the ceremony will receive their pin via postal mail in the days following October 20, 2018.  


More details regarding the ceremony, a letter from President Stone, video & pictures from past years, directions to the venue, and much more can be found on these webpages.


We will send each graduate a copy of a press release, announcing your graduation, which you can give to your local newspapers or other media. Expect it to be sent to you in late September.


Please contact me if you have questions.


Thank You,


Debra Turner

Student Services Coordinator