Spring Commencement

April 27, 2024
10:00 a.m. 
Campbell Activity Center



**Blackburn Ave is closed from 3rd to 9th. It is reccommended to take Delaware Ave to get to campus.**

Campbell Activity Center

E 10th St & Mayhew Ave, York, NE 68467




sue crawford

Dr. Sue Crawford, Professor Emeritus Creighton University

Dr. Sue Crawford serves as the City Administrator for the City of York, Nebraska. Dr. Crawford has worked with city leaders and community partners, including York University, to strengthen community collaboration in York.

Dr. Crawford became Professor Emeritus at Creighton University in 2021. She served as faculty at Creighton from 1995 to 2021. Her research and teaching included work on religion and politics, civic engagement, public policy, and health policy.

From 2013 to 2020 Dr. Crawford served as a state senator in the Nebraska State Legislature emphasizing health, veteran & military family, and economic issues. Among the bills that she sponsored and passed include bills to remove regulatory burdens for Nurse Practitioners in the state, to honor the unclaimed remains of veterans, and to expand access to Medicaid for individuals with disabilities.



The doors open at 9:00 a.m. for guests. No tickets are required. The event is open to the public, with seating on a first come first served basis. No reserved seating is permitted, with the exception of seating arranged before the event for individuals with special needs. To arrange special seating, please contact (402) 363-5614.

​The ceremony will be live-streamed on our website.


Graduates should meet in the Bartholomew Performing Arts Center at 9:15 a.m. For those of you receiving a master's or bachelor's degree please instruct your escort to be there at the same time. Master's and bachelor’s graduates will select one escort (father, mother, husband, wife, etc.) who will march with you into the auditorium. Your escort will carry your hood and will be seated next to you during the commencement ceremony. No escorts are required for associate graduates. 

As this, a professional ceremony, York University will be providing your official graduation regalia. Any unapproved enhancements to regalia will be confiscated and returned to you after the graduation ceremony. Graduates may only wear items provided by the graduation coordinator. No additional chords, stoles, decorations, or ornaments should be added to the graduation dress.

You will be receiving more information by email. If you have any questions, please call or email Tori Odom at   
There will be a graduate reception hosted by the Alumni Office on Friday, April 26th. Find out more information and RSVP here.