Commencement 2019 FAQs

  • When exactly do I qualify to attend graduation?
    • Any FNU graduate whose degree was officially conferred since the previous year's Commencement is invited to participate. Current FNU students whose degree has not yet been officially conferred must meet the following eligibility criteria:
      • DNP students - Have either successfully completed or be enrolled in all remaining required DNP courses the duration of the summer term.
      • MSN & PGC students - Have a final passing grade (not an IP) in MH/NM/NP/WH 715 posted to the transcript AND Have either successfully completed or be enrolled in MH/NM/NP/WH 716 for the duration of the summer term AND Have either successfully completed or be enrolled in MH/NM/NP/WH 717 for the duration of the summer term.
      • Students earning multiple degrees from FNU may choose to participate in the Commencement ceremony after each degree or wait and participate once after all degrees are earned.
  • When should I arrive?
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  • Where do I go when I get there?
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  • What should I wear?
    • Academic regalia is required. In addition, professional dress is expected. Since graduation gowns are black, it is best to wear darker colors so your clothes do not show through. Your footwear should allow you to safely climb a small flight of stairs and cross an elevated stage. No flip flops please. For information about academic regalia, please review "Regalia & Cords" tab.
  • Where are the closest overnight accommodations?
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  • Can I bring my family to the Commencement ceremony?
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  • Is the venue handicap accessible?
    • Yes, the Commencement venue is handicap accessible. We will also have special seating reserved in the ceremony space. Graduates requiring accommodations should contact Student Services via email: studentservices@frontier.edu as soon as you have registered for the event so that we can be prepared to meet your needs.
  • Will faculty be available to talk and meet my family?
    • Yes, graduates will have an opportunity to talk with faculty after the ceremony. It is recommended that you communicate in advance with any faculty you specifically wish you see so that you may both look for one another after the ceremony.
  • What do I need to purchase?
    • Academic regalia (gown, hood, and cap) are required, and can be purchased through Jostens (see "Regalia & Cords" tab for ordering details). MSN graduates will purchase gown, hood and mortar board cap. DNP graduates will purchase gown, hood and tam style cap. Announcements are optional and may also be ordered from Jostens as well as diploma frames, class rings and more.
  • Are there advantages to buying a "Fine Quality" set of academic regalia?
    • Fine Quality regalia are ideal for graduates who plan to work in a university setting and will need to wear regalia year after year. The less expensive, standard regalia include gowns which are made from a lighter weight fabric and will not have the embellishments that the fine quality options have (they also breath better over street clothing, so you stay cooler while wearing them!).