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Graduation and Commencement

Congratulations on nearing your academic goals! In order to graduate, you must follow certain steps. You should begin the graduation process during the final semester of your program. Follow the process below to ensure all necessary requirements have been met and to avoid delays.

1. Complete the Graduation Application and Follow-Up Survey (included in the graduation application) and return to Records and Registration by April 1, 2017

2. Learn more about participating in the Commencement Ceremony and RSVP by April 19, 2017 by clicking on the appropriate link.

NHCC Graduates

University Partner Graduates

Faculty and Staff

What’s the difference between graduation and commencement?

Graduation is the completion of all degree, diploma, or certificate requirements as recorded on an official transcript. Students must submit a Graduation Application to the Registration and Records Office in order to have their record reviewed for program completion.

Commencement is the ceremony to celebrate the completion of a degree, diploma, or certificate. Students who apply for graduation are invited to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.






Contact Information

Location: Educational Services (ES) 70
Phone: 763-424-0719
Fax: 763-493-0563
Email: registration@nhcc.edu


Monday, Thursday and Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday and Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:30 pm