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2024 Graduation Celebration

2024 Graduation Celebration

Fall (December) 2023 through Summer (August) 2024 graduates*, you are invited to attend: 

Nightingale College’s Graduation Celebration 2024
Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City
170 S W Temple, Salt Lake City, UT  84101
Friday, August 30, 2024 | 2:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) 

The Graduation Celebration is your opportunity to walk across the stage and be celebrated for your achievements as a Nightingale College graduate in front of family and friends. The ceremony will include remarks by a guest speaker, walking across the stage, and the turning of the tassel. Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony. An optional Pinning Ceremony will be held an hour prior to the Graduation Celebration at the Hyatt Regency.  

This celebration is separate from the commencement ceremony, which is held virtually each semester for graduating cohorts. Because the conferral of degrees and lighting of the lamp take place during the virtual commencement ceremony, these will NOT be part of the in-person Graduation Celebration. We understand that different elements of each ceremony may be important to different learners. You are welcome to attend either the in-person Graduation Celebration, the virtual commencement ceremony for your graduating cohort, or both.

The Graduation Celebration will be broadcast online.

*Please note: Spring 2024 or Summer 2024 Graduates who are still completing their preceptorship hours may still attend.  

Optional Pinning Ceremony 1:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) 

We will have an optional Pinning Ceremony at the Hyatt Regency one hour prior to the Graduation Celebration, led by the Director of Nursing Education. Learners will recite the Nursing Pledge and be pinned by a person the graduate has selected who has made a significant difference in their life. Only the graduate and the person pinning them* may attend the ceremony, however the ceremony will be broadcast both on location and online for other guests who are not in the room. 

Please bring your own pin, which was sent to you in the graduation box. If you forget your pin, they will be available to purchase on site for $21. 

*If the pinner is a child, another adult may accompany them for the pinning.

Guest Speaker:



Registration is now closed. However, you can now modify your previous registration to have up to six (6) guests. The deadline for modifying registration for guest numbers is Sunday, July 21st. 

Learners will be required to register with the website above. This is how we will know you are coming. Learner registration and initial booking of five (5) guest tickets is available from April 1 - May 31, 2024. Please reserve tickets using the above link. 

Due to room capacity and fire codes, learners will only be allowed a certain number of guests. Initially, learners were allowed five (5) guests; however, now that the ticket reservation deadline passed and we have determined the leftover capacity, learners can modify their registration and are allowed up to six (6) guests. 

How to register more guests:

  • Please visit the ticket website:
  • At the very bottom of the home page, click on "Already Registered?" under the "Register Now" button.
  •  Enter the email address you used to register, and your confirmation number. *Note: If you don't have your confirmation number in your records, the system will send it to you again by clicking on "Forgot your confirmation number?" 
  • On the Registration Summary page, scroll down and click on "Modify Registration". 
  • Amend the question "How many guests do you plan on bringing?" to your new number of guests. Then click next.
  • On the next page, be sure you hit "submit" at the very bottom of the page to save the changes.
  • If you have any questions about registration, please reach out to    

Please note: 

  • When learners check into the venue August 30, they will be given paper tickets to give to their guests. Guests only can enter the ballroom with a paper ticket.

  • All guests will receive handstamps upon entry so they may freely enter and leave the room.  

Accessibility Accommodations

If either you or your guests require accessibility accommodations for the event, please fill out this form below to let us know.

Accessibility Form

Dress Code

We request that learners who attend the celebration wear graduation regalia (cap and gown). Regalia can be purchased through Jostens:  

Please note that due to shipping times, regalia should be ordered no later than Friday, July 19 (six (6) weeks before the event). 

BSN, ASN, and MSN graduates should select black regalia; PN graduates should select navy blue. Stoles and other items also are available from Jostens.

We request guests wear business casual attire.


A photographer will take photos as graduates cross the stage at no additional cost. These photos will be sent to your Nightingale College email address for you to print and/or share. 

Hotel Discounts

All graduates and guests may use the links below for discount booking with the following hotels.

Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek
(available to book Thursday 8/29 - Sunday 9/1)

Book Mariott 

Hilton Salt Lake City
(available to book Thursday 8/29 - Sunday 9/1)

Book Hilton

Travel Information

Public Transit
Salt Lake City offers affordable public transportation through the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) system! There are buses and trains you can take to get around the city. Below are some helpful links: 

The cheapest parking near the Hyatt Regency is located at the City Creek Mall. It is a short walk from the mall to the Hyatt Regency. The first two hours of parking are free; each additional hour is $3.  

City Creek Mall Parking Map and Info 

Salt Lake City offers a wide range of food options, particularly international cuisine. You can find everything from pub food to fine dining! Below are some links to lists of restaurants in Downtown Salt Lake City.  

Salt Lake City has many great activities for your whole family to enjoy! There are incredible hikes minutes away, beautiful gardens, nightlife, and so much more. 

General Tips

  • Salt Lake City has an elevation of 4,265 feet. Those traveling from lower elevations should watch for elevation sickness. Below is a link with signs of elevation sickness and remedies. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water throughout your trip! 
  • Wear lots of sunscreen! Due to the elevation, you are more likely to get sunburned. You and your family should re-apply SPF 30 or higher throughout the day to avoid getting burned.
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