Go Big Grad: A Graduation Celebration

Herbie Husker standing in front of Love Library

Out of an abundance of caution and as we did in May and August, we will not be conducting an in-person commencement ceremony in December. We will again confer degrees in a virtual celebration and all graduates will receive gift boxes with a complimentary cap and tassel along with Husker-themed souvenirs. All December 2020 graduates will be invited to attend a future in-person commencement.

On December 19, the University will host the “Go Big Grad: A Husker Graduation Celebration” at 9:00 a.m. CST that will be streamed here on this website. Graduates and their families are encouraged to view the online celebration. Although we will not be in-person, we hope you can join in the celebration and hear from our guest speaker as well as other special guests. At the end of the celebration, Chancellor Green will confer degrees with a turning of the tassel moment for graduates.

Ronnie Green conferring degrees in front of columns

As you prepare for the big day, we've put together tips and resources to help you celebrate.

  • Host an online watch party to virtually connect.
  • Make your viewing experience special. Watch the stream with your friends and family!
  • A Go Big Grad box containing your cap and tassel will be mailed to help you celebrate!
  • You will have the opportunity to personalize a graduation slide and share online so your family and friends can join in the celebration. Details coming soon.
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Social Media Stickers

Check out our graduation stickers in Instagram stories or Snapchat! Search "UNLincoln" for stickers to add some celebratory flair to your stories. Click here to see how you can use them.

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Virtual Backgrounds

You may not be on campus but you can feel closer to Dear Old Nebraska U with these virtual backgrounds. Add them as a Zoom background or to another platform with green screen capabilities to snap some pictures at iconic campus spots.

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Sharable Graphics

We've put together a bunch of graphics to celebrate you (or your Husker grad). Download the graphics and share on social media to show your Husker pride.

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Go Big Grad Spotify Playlist

From Alice Cooper to Cardi B, we have the perfect Spotify playlist to get you in the celebration spirit. Listen Now.

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Facebook Photo Frame

Have a favorite photo from your time at Nebraska? Celebrate your accomplishment by adding the Go Big Grad Facebook frame to a photo that brings back all the Nebraska memories.

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Mortar Board Design Tips

Need some mortar board design inspiration? We gotcha covered. Check out our Pinterest board for examples from other Husker grads and how-to's.

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