North West College will be hosting two central ceremonies for graduates of University programs, Institute 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.
NWC Northern Graduation Ceremony
Where: Meadow Lake
When: 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2020
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
NWC Southern Graduation Ceremony
Where: The Battlefords
Dekker Centre for the Performing Arts
When: Friday, May 29, 2020
Who: Level 4 and Institute Credit
Only Adult 12, university, and institute credit students who are on track to complete their programs in the 2019-20 academic year will be included in the graduation list. The Program Coordinator will contact you regarding your eligibility to graduate. Please note new this year - students will no longer need to fill out a graduation registration form to attend the ceremony.
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 one hour before the start of the ceremony 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 2020 - 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 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.
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.