Parents, you are going to have a tired student returning home this month. Exams will be completed, and grades will be posted. Pray for REST! 

-Pray for physical and mental rest! I can promise you that your child is exhausted. Pray that they can settle in to home again and enjoy the weeks with family and a change in routine.

-Pray that their time of recreation during the holiday will be re-creative, so that they feel ready for the return in January for the Spring semester.

As your student has finished this semester, they may be more assured or less assured that they are in the right major. Pray for good conversations and the wisdom to help guide them as this semester is moving them closer to the goal of future plans.  

Merry Christmas,
Ruth McWhite
Director of Women’s Ministry
Rep. Burns to Bring December Commencement Address
The university announced that James Mikell “Mike” Burns, representative of the South Carolina House District 17, will be the December commencement speaker on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. in Turner Chapel on the NGU campus.
NGU Apparel Makes Great Christmas Gifts!
Did you know that you can purchase your NGU apparel online and it can be shipped right to your doorstep in time for Christmas? Check out the merchandise on the bookstore website and fill your cart with NGU gifts for the entire family. Please note that online orders must be placed by December 14 in order to receive your merchandise before Christmas.
Finn Honored as SEBTS Scholar
During the 70th annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) in Denver, CO, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) recognized five evangelical scholars for their contributions at the annual Southeastern Theological Fellowship dinner. NGU’s Provost and Dean of the University Faculty Dr. Nathan A. Finn was one of the five scholars honored.
Donors Honored at Red Carpet Gala
The NGU community gathered on Nov. 19 at the Cannon Centre in downtown Greer for a Red Carpet Gala in thankfulness to its annual financial supporters. The evening was filled with musical performances from the Cline School of Music faculty and students, as well as testimonials from current students. 
'The Mountain Laurel' Receives Honors
The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) recently announced the winners from its 35th Gold Circle Awards program. NGU’s 2017-2018 literary magazine “The Mountain Laurel” (TML) titled Voices earned a gold medalist rating along with All-Columbian honors for overall design. Two students' submissions won individual recognitions. Read More
Dr. Steve Crouse: Winner of November NGU Prize Pack
Vice President for Campus Ministries,
Senior Campus Pastor, and Co-Director of the Christian Ministry Scholarship Fund
Dr. Steve Crouse is our November winner of a NGU prize pack. Dr. Crouse was selected based on the number of students he referred to the Office of Admissions and who are currently enrolled NGU students. Throughout the year, the marketing and communications team will be awarding a NGU prize pack to those employees whose name was given, as a referrer, by a prospective student to the admissions counselor during the recruitment process. If the student enrolls at NGU, the prize patrol makes a stop by their office to thank them. Congratulations Dr. Crouse!
Greer Campus to Hold Praxis Prep Classes
NGU is providing Praxis preparation classes for any elementary education students on its Tim Brashier Campus located at 405 Lancaster Avenue in Greer. Read More
Online M.M.Ed. Program Ranks Among Best, a trusted source for unbiased college rankings and higher education planning, has announced the release of the best online master's in music education programs in the United States. The top-ranked programs were selected based on curriculum, program flexibility, affordability, and graduate outcomes. Read More
Meet Mary Katherine Capell
We invite you to get to know one of our Financial Aid Counselors and Work Study Coordinator Mary Katherine Capell.
Join the Crusader Club Today!
Become a member or renew your annual Crusader Club membership. As a member, you will receive the satisfaction of knowing that you are providing life-changing scholarships for our deserving student-athletes and helping our athletic teams excel on and off the playing fields. Join Today!
Sharpen Your Professional Persona at Graduate School Seminar
On December 6, the T. Walter Brashier Graduate School will host a seminar to educate professionals about refined communication skills. Read More
NGU Announces New College of Business & Entrepreneurship, Dean
NGU announced Wednesday that it will consolidate its business undergraduate and graduate academic programs under a new College of Business & Entrepreneurship. Also announced, Dr. John B. Duncan, currently the associate dean of the College of Business and professor of accounting at Anderson University, has been named founding dean. The new College will launch effective January 1, 2019. Read More
Briggs Named Dean of New College of Wellness & Sport Professions
Dr. Jeff Briggs, currently acting dean of NGU’s College of Business & Sport Professions and chair of the Department of Sport Management, has been named the founding dean of the new College of Wellness & Sport Professions effective January 1, 2019. Read More
Thompson Named Founding Dean of College of Humanities & Sciences
The Office of Academic Affairs announced Friday that Dr. Paul Thompson, currently the dean of the College of Humanities, will be the founding dean of the College of Humanities & Sciences effective January 1, 2019. Read More
NGU Announces New Academic Appointments
The Office of Academic Affairs announced on Monday, Nov. 5 that new administrative changes are coming effective Jan. 1, 2019.
Christmas Shopping on Amazon?
Remember that NGU is listed among one million eligible 501(c)(3) public charitable organizations on as an charity. So every time you shop on Amazon, a portion of your purchase price will be donated to NGU. is a simple and automatic way for you to support NGU every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you'll find the same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as, with the bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to NGU.
On your first visit to AmazonSmile, select NGU to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at after that will result in a donation.
Thinking About Going Back To School?
Whether you'd like to finish your bachelor's or begin your master's, NGU's adult programs at the Tim Brashier Campus at Greer provide an authentic Christian context for lifelong learners just like you. Learn more
Freshman Birthday Cakes
NGU's Auxilio would like to make your freshman's first birthday away from home memorable. If you aren't able to be with your student on their special day, let Auxilio help. Auxilio representatives will be available at Orientation to take your order, or you can place your order now. Order Now
The NGU PrintHub is a full-service print shop conveniently located on campus on the lower level of the historic School of Theatre. The PrintHub is known for its personal service and professional touch and is open to the public. They are highly experienced and equipped to accommodate a complete scope of design, copying, printing, and bindery needs. Browse the menu items and feel free to contact us. Services
Important Fall 2018 Dates
  • Fall Exams - Dec. 3-6
  • Fall Commencement - Dec. 8
  • Spring Semester Check-In - Jan. 7-8
  • Spring Classes Begin - Jan. 9
  • MLK Day Holiday - Jan. 21
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