Congratulations to NAU’s Class of 2020!


Today is all about you. You’ve worked hard, devoting your time and attention to pursuing your degree and creating opportunities for yourself and your family. Your achievements deserve to be celebrated, even if we can’t do so in person.

After much consideration for student safety, NAU has decided to host a virtual commencement ceremony on June 5th in lieu of the in-person ceremony originally planned for Rapid City, South Dakota.

Faculty and staff of National American University’s (NAU) and it’s Henley-Putnam School of Strategic Security’s (H-PSSS) came together to recognize the class of 2020!


Commencement Ceremony Details

The 2020 Commencement Ceremony for National American University and it’s Henley-Putnam School of Strategic Security will be held June 5th, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. CT. The ceremony will be posted below as the event starts.

If you aren’t able to attend at that time, this page will remain accessible. The ceremony video will also be available on NAU’s YouTube channel.

For students graduating with honors, your cords will be mailed to you in the upcoming weeks. If you have any questions regarding this process, please reach out to your success coach!

Graduation Photo Challenge

We may not be able to shake your hand as you walk across the stage, but we would still love to share this amazing moment with you. We want to create a gallery showcasing the remarkable graduates of the Class of 2020.

We challenge you to submit a picture or video next to your name when it appears on the screen during the commencement ceremony. Your support group of friends, family, and pets are encouraged to join you in the photo as well!

Submit your photo or video by email to We will be sharing the graduation picture gallery on our social media. Submitting a picture/video will count as permission for NAU/H-PSSS to post your image or use it on marketing materials.

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

We are so proud of you for persevering and completing your program. You have worked hard to accomplish your goals, and we feel honored to have been a part of your journey. Now it is time to look forward to your future with confidence and conviction, knowing that the knowledge and skillsets you have learned at National American University will help you shape your future. Congratulations on completing your degree!