Don't Forget to RSVP for Crossing Over

Homecoming Court 2012-13
DeVos MBA students preparing for Crossing Over

CEDAR HILL, Texas – Mark your calendars for the 2013 Northwood University Homecoming Celebration Saturday, October 5th! RSVP now at Admission is five dollars at the door.  Returning Knights, please remember to wear your Knights Medallion. 

The Crossing Over Ceremony symbolizes the crossing over of Northwood University graduates, students, colleagues, and friends of the University from various backgrounds and bonds them with each other by induction into Knighthood.  As Northwood University Knights, they are pledging their allegiance to the task of continually promoting The Northwood Idea, and along with their alma mater, pledge to forever promote individual freedoms of men and women throughout the world.

Held annually on the first Saturday of October, the Texas Campus Crossing Over Ceremony is steeped in the lore of Knights, chivalry, honor, freedom and officially inducts participants into Northwood Knighthood.

Based on the Northwood Code of Ethics and the Knights Code of Honor, this ceremony is open to all Northwood graduates, regardless of campus affiliation, current Texas Campus students, Northwood employees who have worked for the University for more than one year, and Northwood friends who have contributed to Northwood in a significant way as determined by the Alumni Leadership Council, North Texas.

Each first-time participant receives a uniquely numbered Knights Medallion attached to a red, white, and blue lanyard. The second year participant receives the official blue lanyard, and anyone participating three times or more receives the knighthead pin to attach to the blue lanyard.


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in seven states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.