Northland Commencement

A celebration of your journey towards success.

EGF Campus Graduates

Graduation information for graduates of the Northland East Grand Forks campus.

Apply for Graduation

Graduation is not automatic; ALL STUDENTS MUST APPLY TO GRADUATE even if they do not intend to participate in the commencement ceremony.

Application Deadlines

Term Deadline to Apply
Fall Graduation (December) October 15
Spring or Summer Graduation (May) March 1

*If a graduation deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be through the next business day. Failure to apply on time may delay your graduation.

Graduation Application

Any student planning to graduate from their program must have an Application to Graduate on file. Meeting graduation application deadlines (see deadlines above) will ensure that your name is listed on the commencement program. However, graduation applications are accepted year round. Apply online or submit a paper application below:

Online Graduation Application

Click the button below to being your online application for graduation.

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Paper Graduation Application

Submit Your Paper Graduation Application
Please submit your completed paper Application for Graduation to:

  • Tiffany Beneda
  • Advisor / Graduation Coordinator
  • East Grand Forks - Office #107
  • (218) 793-2402

Commencement Information

Cap & Gown

Black cap and gown MUST be worn by all graduates during the ceremony. The cap, gown, and tassel unit will be available for purchase online.

Order Grad Cap & Gown »

Commencement Assembly Process

  • Graduate candidates must arrive by 10:00 AM at the Chester Fritz Auditorium - lower level to allow for the assembly process.
  • Locate your major/program sign and line up in alphabetical order, by last name, in front of the program sign. Signs will be posted on the wall.
  • Please pick up your name card when you line up. You will hand the name card to the announcer when you approach the stage.
  • Ushers will lead you from the assembly area into the auditorium. You will be ushered to your seats. Please remain standing until asked to be seated.

Honor Students

Honor students are to pick up their honor regalia from Tiffany Beneda (Office 107) anytime between April 25 - May 12. Honor calculations are based on the cumulative GPA of the student academic transcript following fall semester. Spring semester grades are not available for calculation prior to commencement. Final academic honors will be posted to final transcripts.

  • Highest Honors: cumulative GPA 3.75 - 4.0 (Medallion + Gold Stole)
  • Academic Excellence: cumulative GPA 3.50 - 3.74 (Medallion)

The Graduation Committee does not distribute Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Stoles. If you are a PTK member and would like a stole for graduation, please make sure to contact your PTK Advisor prior to graduation.

Degrees, Diplomas & Certificates

Degrees, diplomas and certificates will be mailed approximately 4-8 weeks following the posting of your final grades (pending successful completion of your program requirements).

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Spring 2023 Commencement

Date: Friday, May 12, 2023
Start Time: 11:00 A.M.

Chester Fritz Auditorium
3475 University Ave Stop 9028
Grand Forks, ND 58202
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Commencement Recaps

Relive your memories of Northland's East Grand Forks campus commencement ceremonies.