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Graduation and Commencement

Congratulations Class of 2014!

Thank you to all those who participated in the 2014 Commencement Ceremony. To order photos from the event please visit www.gradimages.com. To see NHCC's photos from the event please visit the official NHCC Facebook page. To watch the entire NHCC Commencement Ceremony, click here. If you want to purchase a DVD or VHS of this video, please go to Channel 12 website for more information.

Celebrate your graduation by participating in
NHCC's 2015 Commencement Ceremony!


What is a commencement ceremony and who is it for?

NHCC hosts an annual commencement at the end of spring semester. The ceremony honors the hard work and achievements of our graduates, as well as acknowledges the invaluable support received from their families and friends. All students who have graduated during the 2014-15 academic year are encouraged to participate in the Spring 2015 ceremony. This includes students who graduated in Fall 2014, Summer 2014 graduates who did not attend the May 2014 commencement because they applied after the Spring 2014 deadline, and Summer 2014 graduates who will apply by the Spring 2015 deadline of April 1, 2015.

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When and where will the commencement ceremony take place?

This ceremony will be held at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in the St. Paul RiverCentre on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 7:30pm. Click here for driving directions (only 20 miles away).

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How do I register to participate in commencement? 

The first and most important step to participate in commencement is to complete your Graduation Application & Follow-Up Survey and return them to the Records & Registration Office. All students who apply for graduation will receive more detailed information about commencement, including how to obtain regalia, as well as other checklist items when that information becomes available in Spring 2015. 

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How many guests can I invite?

Graduates will be able to invite as many guests as they wish! No tickets will be required.

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What is regalia?  

Regalia is the academic robe (gown), mortar board (cap), and tassel you wear during the ceremony. There is no special ordering. Details about when and where to pick up regalia will be provided in spring.

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Where and When can I pick up  Honors Cords and Stoles?

 Honors Program

Honor Student graduating Spring or Summer 2015 that checked in with Leatha Lemmer can pick up their cords from her office the week of May 4, 2015.

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa students may purchase their stole for $24 and their tassel for $10 Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 8:00am-7:00pm in the Campus Center lower level.

SSS/TRIO Students

The SSS/TRIO program would like to recognize you by presenting each SSS/TRIO graduate with a red stole for you to wear during the ceremony. It has the SSS/TRIO and NHCC logo on it. Only the graduating class of 2015 TRIO participants are able to receive one and is free for you and for you to keep as a memento of your participation. The SSS/TRIO stoles will be available at a nearby table when you come to pick up your cap and gown at the St. Paul River Center. Look for the SSS/TRIO staff at the table and come to pick yours up.

Veteran Students

Cords will be available starting in April in the Financial Aid Office for all veterans who have applied to graduate. Cords are free. You can pick them up at the Financial Aid front window starting April 13th during normal business hours (Monday, Thursday, Friday 8am-4:30pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 8am-6:30pm).

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