NAU Virtual commencement is

Friday, June 14, 2024

We look forward to celebrating Summer A 2023 through Spring C 2024 graduates virtually on Friday, June 14, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. CST.

Graduation is all about you and your journey to achieving excellence. 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! Graduates will receive communication via email and text, but can always visit this site to access regalia information, how to submit your grad photos and videos to NAU, and day-of streaming information.


Ceremony Details

Commencement Ceremony Details

The 2024 Commencement Ceremony for National American University and its Henley-Putnam School of Strategic Security will be held Friday, June 14, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. CT. The ceremony will stream via YouTube and will go live at 6:00 p.m. The link will be shared with all graduates on the day of the ceremony and will also be posted on this page. There will be a 30-minute countdown before the virtual commencement at 5:30 p.m. CST where graduates, family and friends can interact with one another for a chance to wish each other congratulations and good luck!  If you aren’t able to attend at that time, this page will remain accessible and the ceremony video will be available on NAU’s YouTube channel after the live stream.

2024 NAU Distinguished Alumni

Suzy Star

2024 Commencement Speaker


An accomplished C-Level Executive, Advisor, and Board Member, she brings over 20 years of experience guiding organizations, boards, and teams towards growth and innovation. With a focus on education and skilling, Shelley has been instrumental in navigating the realms of EdTech, workforce development, and professional advancement. Her collaborative approach has forged partnerships across 58 countries, spanning technology, global organizations, and educational institutions.

Recognized for her strategic acumen, Shelley excels in optimizing investments, building organizational capacity, and driving revenue streams. Her extensive portfolio includes advisory roles with global giants including Microsoft, Cisco, and Amazon, alongside governmental entities such as the Department of Defense. By seamlessly aligning innovation with strategy, Shelley has unlocked new avenues for business growth, enabling organizations to achieve global expansion and tackle ambitious initiatives.



Order Regalia

Graduates, we encourage you to order regalia for your celebration! Visit our school site at to access ordering options for caps, gowns, accessories, and more.

The website will remain open through June 28, 2024, but orders are not guaranteed to reach you in time for commencement.

Order by May 3, 2024 to receive your regalia in time for the ceremony!

Grad Photos


Submit your photos by may 17!

We can’t wait to show the world what you’ve accomplished. NAU would like the opportunity to feature photos of our 2023 graduates during virtual commencement and for a graduate gallery after the ceremony. Take a look at last year’s gallery for inspiration for your grad photo! If you would like to be featured, please submit your celebration photo!

We’d love to see you:

Holding your diploma
Celebrating with family
In your cap and gown
Turning your tassel


Submit your Videos by may 17!

NAU wants to share graduate’s stories throughout the ceremony via video submissions. Record a quick 15-30 second video of yourself discussing one or more of the topics below. Submit your video using our online form.

We’d love to see you:

Discuss what your degree means to you
Your experience at NAU
Your future goals
Your interpretation of this year’s theme – Excellence is a Journey


Virtual Zoom Backgrounds Now Available!

Check out the new NAU Commencement 2024 Zoom backgrounds!
If you don’t have your regalia or diploma yet, this is a great way to snap a pic or create a short video that reflects the momentous occasion!

Submit your photo and/or video by email to or fill out a form online. We will be sharing the graduation picture gallery and ceremony on our social media accounts after graduation. Videos will be featured during the ceremony and on our social media channels. Submitting a picture or video will count as permission for NAU/HPSSS to post your image and video and use it on marketing materials.

By submitting your picture and/or video you also have the opportunity to be highlighted on our social media accounts.

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