Graduation 2017
North West College will be hosting two central ceremonies for graduates of university programs, skills credit programs and Basic Education Adult 12. The central graduations will bring together all rural site and campus students. They will each prove to be exciting events with live music, keynote speakers and reception to follow. 

Keynote Speakers

Devon Fiddler
2017 Northern NWC Graduation
Keynote Speaker

                                                   Devon Fiddler is a Cree Woman of the Waterhen Lake First Nation. She is a social entrepreneur, and the Founder & Chief Changemaker of SheNative Goods Inc. SheNative’s primary products are handbags and accessories, but Devon’s ultimate goal is to generate awareness, empowerment and alter perceptions of Indigenous Women & Girls worldwide. She has received several honours for her efforts including being the 2013 W. Brett Wilson CBC Boom Box Competition winner. Devon is an inspiring speaker and talented entrepreneur. North West College is honoured to have her as our Keynote Speaker for our Northern graduates in 2017.   


Rick Lewchuk
2017 Southern NWC Graduation
Keynote Speaker



Born and raised in North Battleford, Rick Lewchuk currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Creative/Marketing for CNN Worldwide. He assumed this position in 2012 after a successful 20 year career with CTV in a similar executive position. Among his many accomplishments, in 2016 Rick accepted the Emmy Award for CNN’s work on the documentary series - The Seventies. A captivating speaker and proud NBCHS Viking football alumni, Rick is excited to return to his hometown to give the Keynote Address at North West College’s Southern Graduation on June 2nd.                                 



 NWC Northern Graduation Ceremony

Where:    Meadow Lake
                Pine Ridge Ford Place, Flying Dust First Nation
When:     2:00 p.m. May 31st, 2017
Who:       Level 4 and Institute Credit


NWC Southern Graduation Ceremony 

Where:    The Battlefords
                Northland Power Curling Centre
When:     2:00 p.m. June 2nd, 2017
Who:       Level 4 and Institute Credit

Students must arrive by 1:00 p.m. to participate in the graduation. Late arrivals will be directed to sit in audience. NO EXCEPTIONS

Only Adult 12, university, and institute credit students who are on track to complete their programs in the 2016-17 academic year will be included in the graduation list. The Program Coordinator will contact you regarding your eligibility to graduate. Be sure to submit a registration form to your Program Coordinator or their support staff no later than May 16th. Registration forms can be found here.

All are welcome to the graduation ceremony. Please invite your family and friends to come celebrate your accomplishments. Graduands or guests with special needs who require accommodations or special arrangements, please alert your Program Coordinator when confirming your attendance.

Gowns, Stoles, Grad Caps & Tassels
Students participating in graduation will be provided a complete graduation gown, stole, grad cap and tassel to wear on the day of graduation free of charge. Be sure to arrive no later than 1:00 p.m. to be fitted for a gown prior to the time of the assembly. The graduation cap and tassel will be yours to keep as a gift from North West College. The graduation gowns and stoles must be returned to the gown fitting room no later than 4:30 p.m. on the day of graduation.

Graduation 2017 - Stoll Beading
NWC is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone in our community. In respect of the Aboriginal tradition of beading, we are offering students the opportunity to purchase their stoll ahead of graduation so they can personally bead it and wear it as they cross the stage. For more information, click here

What Should I Wear?
This is a formal event. Out of respect for your fellow graduates please wear dark colored pants, dresses or other appropriate attire. It can be warm, so wear light fabric.


On the day of the graduation, photography stations will be set-up for students and their guests to capture the moment after they cross the stage. Want to capture the moment on stage? Feel free to grab your camera and find a spot down the centre aisle to take the photo at the right moment. Please be mindful of the center aisle as others who will be looking to capture the moment of their graduate. Worried about getting the best seat? Unsure if you’ll be able to see the ceremony? A professional videographer will be on hand to film the event and project it onto two big screens making every spot the best seat in the house.

Personal Belongings
Please leave all personal items such as jackets or purses with a family or friends in the audience. A room will be available for graduands to be fitted prior to the ceremony but, due to the volume of traffic, the room cannot be secured. The College will not be held responsible for any items removed or lost in the room during the graduation ceremony.