Ready. Set. Commence.
The university-wide graduation ceremony is held at the end of each semester to celebrate summer, fall, and spring graduates. Degrees are officially conferred at Commencement. Filled with pageantry, this ceremony includes an address from President Fant and the Commencement speaker. Undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral candidates are recognized individually during the ceremony.
Filled with pageantry, this ceremony includes an address from President Fant and the Commencement speaker.
Bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral candidates: Friday, April 30, 2021
Location: Melvin and Dollie Younts Stadium
Tickets: Graduates will be issued 4 tickets each. In the event of inclement weather, commencement will be moved to Turner Chapel and the ceremony will be for graduates only. A live-stream will be available for guests to watch the ceremony.
North Greenville University is located in Tigerville in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Tigerville is a pastoral community 18 miles north of Greenville, South Carolina, the state’s largest metropolitan area, less than 12 miles from Greer and about 35 miles from Spartanburg, with easy access to I-85, I-26, and US 276 and 25.
The campus setting provides a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. The campus is situated on the summit of a rolling hill amid acres of university-owned land. Most of the buildings on the campus have been constructed in the past few decades, replacing older buildings that were erected during the first 100 years of the university’s history.
7801 North Tigerville Rd.
Tigerville, SC 29688
From Greenville, SC:
Take Business 25 and 276 to Travelers Rest. Continue on 25 North to Highway 414. Turn right on 414, and NGU will be four miles on the left.
From Spartanburg, SC:
Take Highway 29 toward Greenville. Turn right on Highway 290 in Greer. Continue on Highway 290 until you reach the intersection of Highway 290 and Highway 253. Turn right on Highway 253. After you have traveled six miles, you will come to Highway 253 and Highway 414. Turn left on Highway 414, and you will see the entrance to North Greenville on the right.
From Hendersonville, NC:
Take I-26 towards Spartanburg. Exit onto Highway 25 to Greenville, South Carolina. Turn left on Highway 414. NGU will be four miles on the left.
From Columbia, SC:
Take I-26 West to Spartanburg. Exit on Highway 29 towards Greer/Greenville. Turn right on Highway 290 in Greer. Continue on Highway 290 until you reach the intersection of Highway 290 and 253. After you have traveled six miles, you will come to Highway 253 and Highway 414. Turn left on Highway 414, and you will see the entrance to North Greenville on the right.
From Atlanta, GA:
Take I-85 North to Exit 42. Take the left branch of I-I85 toward Greenville. Exit I-185 to White Horse Road, Highway 25. Stay on 25, traveling north toward Asheville, North Carolina. Turn right on Highway 414. NGU will be four miles on the left.
Places to Stay
- Courtyard by Mariott – 864.213.9009
- Holiday Inn & Suites – 864.678.8000
- The Westin Poinsett – 864.421.9700
- Baymont Inn – 864.288.1200
- Hampton Inn – 864.834.5550
- Inn on Tyger Meadow – 864.275.1141
- Sleep Inn – 864.834.7040
- Solitude Pointe – 864.836.4128
Looking for a place to stay when visiting NGU? Try area accommodations and ask about possible NGU discounts.
Buy Something Memorable
Help your graduate commemorate their time at NGU and celebrate their graduation!
The NGU ring connects all of the University’s graduates and is a beautiful way to commemorate one’s time at NGU. The NGU ring features the arches, interlocking OU logo, the Seed Sower, and the traditional border from the University’s seal. Order the NGU ring.
NGU has many great gift ideas for graduates and supporters of the University.
You may order some of these items directly from our University bookstore or our licensed vendor, Church Hill Classics.
- Watch from a Distance
Capture the Day
Grad Images will take photographs of every graduate at the ceremony. Proofs will be sent to the home address or email of each graduating student.
To receive a 20 percent discount (for orders of $50 or more), you can pre-register for NGU’s graduation photos on the GradImages website.
If you graduated with previous classes at NGU, then you may still order graduation photographs by contacting the corresponding event photographer for your class: