Graduation

North West College hosts two central ceremonies for graduates of University programs, Institute Credit programs and Basic Education Adult 12. The central graduations bring together all rural site and campus students. Both ceremonies prove to be exciting events with live music, keynote speakers and reception to follow. 

Please click HERE to read the Graduation Letter

Graduation Dates:
The following schedule has been approved for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 graduation ceremonies:

 Date

 Program Year

 Community

 Location

 May 31, 2021

 2020-21

 North Battleford

 Dekker Centre

 June 1, 2021

 2019-20

 North Battleford

 Dekker Centre

 June 2, 2021

 2019-20

 Meadow Lake

 NWC Campus

 June 3, 2021

 2020-21

 Meadow Lake

 NWC Campus

Am I eligible to graduate?
Only Adult 12, University, and Institute Credit students who are on track to complete their programs in the 2020-21 academic year will be included in the graduation list. All qualified Adult 12, University and Institute Credit students from the 2019-20 academic year will be eligible to attend this year’s ceremony. Program Coordinator’s will contact you regarding your eligibility to graduate.

Which ceremony do I attend?
Your Program Coordinator will let you know which ceremony you will attend.

What will the ceremony look like?
We are working on what our graduation ceremonies are going to look like. We won’t be able to offer the traditional experience of a full graduating class on stage, but our goal is to recognize our students’ achievements and provide the full graduation experience for each individual graduate. More communication will go out once we have a final plan.

How much does it cost?
There is no cost for graduation. Each graduate will receive a complimentary hat and tassel – yours to keep as a gift from North West College.

What do I do with my personal belongings during grad?
Please leave all personal items such as jackets or purses with a family or friends. A room will be available for graduates 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.

Is childcare provided?
We would ask graduates with children to make arrangements to have someone care for their children before and during the ceremonies, as NWC does not provide childcare at graduation.

What is a stole?
A stole is a sash worn draped over the shoulders of the graduation gown, with a short ‘v’ worn in the front of the gown, and a long ‘v’ in the back. A stole’s colour signifies which program a student has graduated from. 

Graduation 2021 - Stole 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.

Who do I call if I have questions?
Meadow Lake Campus: 306-234-5100
North Battleford Campus: 306-937-5100

We are looking forward to celebrating with both our 2020-21 and 2019-20 Graduates.