Maps and Parking

All campus parking lots are available for commencement parking. Street parking is also available however, parking will NOT be permitted on Madison Avenue between 50th and 56th Streets. Parking attendants will be available to help direct traffic, and complimentary golf cart shuttles will run from designated lots throughout campus to aid guests as needed. Handicapped parking is available in the lot located directly to the south of the Story Student Center.

You may download the parking map to see all available parking options and shuttle locations.

Contact or visit us

߲ݴý University
5000 Saint Paul Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68504
(402) 466-2371
commencement2024 [at] nebrwesleyan.edu (commencement2024[at]nebrwesleyan[dot]edu)

Commencement 2024

Commencement for the Class of 2024 is scheduled for Saturday, May 4 at 11 a.m. in Abel Stadium. Gates will open at 9:30 a.m. The ceremony will last approximately two hours, and will be held rain or shine.

A live webstream of the commencement ceremony will be available on this webpage for those unable to attend.

Please continue to check this webpage for schedule updates.

Commencement Day Schedule

8:15 a.m.

Graduates and faculty line up for final walk in Knight Fieldhouse

8:40 a.m. Final Walk through campus
9 a.m. Baccalaureate service at First United Methodist Church
9:45 a.m. Line up for Commencement in Snyder Arena
11 a.m. Commencement ceremony
1 p.m. Pick up diplomas in Snyder Arena

Final Walk

A tradition at ߲ݴý University, the  across campus symbolizes the culmination of a graduate’s years of learning and living at ߲ݴý. Just as they did to begin their academic careers, during the final walk graduates will pass under one of ߲ݴý’s famous arches—the symbol of the university.

Baccalaureate

Baccalaureate will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church located at 50th Street and Saint Paul Avenue. Baccalaureate services are a tradition at ߲ݴý as part of our relationship with the United Methodist Church. All graduates are invited to participate in the services but are not required to attend.

All participating graduates and faculty members should be dressed in caps and gowns or regalia and begin assembling in Knight Field House by 8:15 a.m.

Weather

The ceremony will be held outdoors, so we encourage guests to dress accordingly. If the weather is cool, a light jacket or blanket may be appropriate. If the weather is warm, sunscreen and hats are recommended. Guests are also encouraged to bring reusable water bottles. Free water filling stations will be located near the north entrance of the stadium. 

In the case of severe weather, the ceremony will be moved indoors.

߲ݴý Bookstore

The  located in the Story Student Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, for late gown pick-up (if necessary) and to purchase ߲ݴý memorabilia.

Additional Information

Lodging

All ߲ݴý commencement guests may receive special hotel rates at the below establishments. To make a reservation please use the following phrasing—“I would like to make a reservation for the ߲ݴý commencement at the ߲ݴý negotiated rate.” Please book by April 3, 2024.

Hotel Address Price Phone
Country Inn & Suites Lincoln Airport 1301 W Bond Cir $99-$149 (402) 413-0774
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Lincoln North 7553 Husker Cir $115-$125 (402) 323-2000
Embassy Suites Lincoln 1040 P St $169 (402) 474-1111
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lincoln Downtown 905 O St $149 (402) 904-6701
Maps and Directions

 

Directions Maps
From the airport
Take West Adams out of airport.
Right on Cornhusker Highway.
Right on 48th Street.
Left on Saint Paul Ave. (third stoplight).

From the east on I–80
Take Waverly exit (#409)
Left on Cornhusker Highway.
Left on 48th Street.
Left on Saint Paul Ave. (third stoplight)

From the west on I–80
Take Superior Street exit (#401)
Left onto Superior Street.
Right on 48th Street.
Left on Saint Paul Ave. (third stoplight)

From the southeast on Nebraska Parkway
Right on 84th Street.
Left on Adams Street. (after several miles on 84th)
Left on 48th Street.
Left on Saint Paul Ave. (first stop light)

Final Walk Map

Final Walk Map

 

Lincoln Campus Map

Campus map

 

Lincoln Map

Cap and Gown Information

Caps and gowns, personalized announcements, diploma frames and rings can be ordered online by visiting the .

Please take note of the deadlines below to ensure you receive your items in a timely manner.

Some items will be available in the bookstore store for emergency situations, but it is not guaranteed. Ordering online by the due date is highly recommended.

Shipping Options and Order Deadlines

There are two shipping options for all graduates.

  • Option1: When ordering online if you choose Pickup at Bookstore you will pickup at the Prairie Wolves Bookstore in Lincoln. Pickups are expected to arrive around April 24. DEADLINE for this option is March 15.
  • Option 2: When ordering online if you choose Homeship, your order will be delivered directly to your home ($14.90 shipping fee). DEADLINE for this option is March 26.

BACHELOR’S DEGREE GRADUATES – You can keep all items in your order, so you do NOT need to return anything after the ceremony. (Pricing: $58.98 plus tax which includes gown, cap, and tassel) – A la carte options also available on the website.

MASTER’S DEGREE GRADUATES (except MSN/MBA dual degree graduates) – You can keep all items in your order, so you do NOT need to return anything after the ceremony. (Pricing: $126.98 plus tax which includes gown, cap, hood, and tassel) – A la carte options also available on the website.

MSN/MBA DUAL DEGREE GRADUATES – Please contact the bookstore at cvenema [at] nebrwesleyan.edu (cvenema[at]nebrwesleyan[dot]edu) for your options.

For questions about cap and gown orders please contact the Prairie Wolves Bookstore at (402) 465-2490 or email cvenema [at] nebrwesleyan.edu (cvenema[at]nebrwesleyan[dot]edu)

Ordering Announcements

Personalized announcements are available online. Orders will require 3-4 weeks to process and ship so please order ASAP to get your items in plenty of time to send out to family and friends.

Caps and gowns, personalized announcements, diploma frames and rings can be ordered online by visiting the .

Generic announcements are available in the bookstore to purchase for $2/announcement.

For questions about announcements please contact the Prairie Wolves Bookstore at (402) 465-2490 or email cvenema [at] nebrwesleyan.edu (cvenema[at]nebrwesleyan[dot]edu)