Nexford University US Graduation 2022

Join your fellow NXU Learners in Washington DC on September 25 as they begin their futures as NXU Graduates.


Celebrate in DC with Nexford

Graduation agenda

See the graduation event schedule and what's in store for our Learners in DC on the day they start their futures as NXU Graduates.

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Book your own accommodation or choose from one of two selected hotels to benefit from preferential rates, and stay with your fellow NXU graduates.

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DC Tour

Join an exclusive hosted tour of Washington DC, curated by us for Nexford graduates — you'll see a selection of some of the most important landmarks in US history.

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The Venue

Join us in celebrating your success at the Potomac View Terrace.

Situated on the National Mall and current headquarters to the American Pharmacists Association, your graduation venue offers easy access to and expansive views of a number of national monuments including the U.S. Capitol, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial.

Enjoy the natural beauty of the Potomac River from the open air Terrace as you network with fellow NXU Graduates and guests from around the world but remember to bring a coat as temperatures can drop as low as 60°F (15°C) in late September.

Graduation agenda

14:00: Graduates & guests arrive

Graduates and guest arrive via the front doors and are invited to the Terrace for passed beverages and self-guided photos.

14:30: Graduation ceremony begins

The graduation ceremony begins on the Terrace.

16:30: Cocktail Reception

The graduation ceremony ends, with graduates and guests invited downstairs to the East Terrace for a cocktail reception.

17:30: Dinner with entertainment

Graduates and guests are invited to return to the Terrace for a seated dinner with light entertainment.

19:00: Graduation ceremony concludes

The event concludes.

Hotel options for graduates

Graduates can book their own accommodation or with one of two selected hotels:

  1. Moxy Hotel: $199 per night/15 rooms/Courtesy Block

  2. JW Marriott Hotel: $227 per night/20 rooms/Courtesy Block

Please either book through the above link, or call +1-800-393-2503 and ask for the Nexford University Room Block. Graduates have until Friday, September 2, to make a reservation within the group block and receive the discounted rate.

DC tour

See DC with your fellow NXU graduates!

On September 24th, we will host an exclusive tour of the Nation’s Capital for our graduates. This 5hr tour will feature some of the most important landmarks in US history, highlighting the National Mall, Tidal Basin, and Capitol Hill, which will include visits to:

  • The Washington Monument
  • World War II Memorial
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
  • U.S. Capitol Building
  • Library of Congress
  • & more!

Share your success with the world

You've done the work and earned your degree. Now it's time to celebrate and let the world know.

We've prepared assets you can use to post about your success and Learner journey on social media. Don't forget to let the Nexford Alumni community know you're joining them by using the hashtag #NXUgrad and tagging us!

Graduate caps & gowns

We've sourced a limited number of specially made Nexford caps and gowns to ensure you can graduate in style and remember your graduation for years to come.

For the opportunity to purchase your official Nexford graduation cap and gown for personal use at the event, and to keep as a momento of your accomplishment, please keep an eye on your inbox for the order form.

COVID-19 requirements

There are still COVID-19 requirements for visiting International Travelers, both vaccinated and unvaccinated.

Please check the latest information regarding DCs COVID-19 requirements to avoid disappointment.

Additionally, different venues may have their own COVID-19 requirements. To check the status of DC venues and their requirements, please check here or check their websites.

US Graduation FAQ

When do graduates need to RSVP by for the 2022 US event?

July 30, 2022.

Who is invited to attend the US graduation?

Certificate or Degree graduates who graduated on or before September 2022.

Are grads allowed to bring +1s / family?

Yes — this must be indicated on the RSVP form though. However, we can’t assist with any guest or family visas or visa invitation letters.

What is the exact venue in DC?

The graduation ceremony will be held at Potomac View Terrace in Washington DC on September 25 at 14:00.

The exact address is: Potomac View Terrace, 2215 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20037, United States

What is Nexford doing to help with visas?

Nexford will be issuing letters to help graduates apply for a visit visa. This will be sent within 2 weeks of the graduates filling in the RSVP form.

Graduates will need to handle all of their travel and visa arrangements independently. Unfortunately, our assistance with visa issuance is limited to issuing the above-mentioned letter. We are not able to sponsor visas.

Each learner will need to contact their US consulate/US visa office for further documentation/process as this varies from country to country. All learners will need to apply for the US Tourist visa on their own as they are only coming in for the graduation itself (and not as students to study).

Can Nexford help me with any other part of my visa application?

Unfortunately, we are unable to assist with anything visa or travel-related outside of the invitation letter for graduates attending the ceremony. We’re sorry about this.

Can Nexford also provide the visa invitation letter for family or friends?

Unfortunately, we are unable to assist with invitation letters for anyone outside of the graduate themselves. We’re sorry we can’t be more help on this.

If I'm unable to make a Visa appointment or make this year's graduation ceremony, can I attend the next graduation ceremony?

Yes, certainly! We will keep you informed of any local graduations later this year, and of future US graduations in 2023 and beyond.

What visa should graduates apply for?

All learners will need to apply for the US Tourist visa on their own as they are only coming in for the graduation itself (and not as students to study).

What are Nexford doing to assist with travel / expenses?

We will not be able to help with anything related to travel expenses (i.e. flights). However, we have secured discounted rates at two hotels should you wish to use them.

Who should I put as my contact person on the visa application?

We cannot advise further on your visa application — only to apply for a tourist visa, not a student visa.

I’m being asked for the address and/or contact person at NXU for my visa application. Can you help?

Please ensure you are applying for a Tourist Visa, not a Student Visa. You should then not require these details.

If you are still having issues, please let us know and we can try to assist.

If we have an invitation, will the visa process be different, faster?

This depends on the location you are travelling from. We are unable to assist with visa applications outside of providing the visa invitation letter.

Will there be any chances of staying in the United States after the graduation ceremony?

No, we are unable to assist with this. We are not able to sponsor visas.

I’m attending the US graduation. Will I also be able to attend other graduation ceremonies?

Yes, of course! We’d love for you to celebrate your success locally and globally.

Is there a dress code?

Yes! The dress code for graduates is business formal and the color is black, i.e black business suits (pant suits, skirt suits) or black, corporate dress for females.

You will also have the chance to purchase caps & gowns for the ceremony. Please regularly visit the DC Graduation page for more details as we update availability.

What will I need for this event?

Bring your happy and proud face, and your biggest smile!

You might also want to bring your business cards for networking.

Who should attend the event?

The graduation ceremony is strictly for graduates and current learners who are expected to complete their program on or before September 15, 2022.

Will diplomas be awarded at the event?

Yes, hard copies of diplomas will be presented during the graduation ceremony.