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Eligible 2023-24 graduates will be invited in early April to join a Commencement 2024 Canvas course to receive notifications and instructions on the ceremony.

Eligible graduates should have received this invite by now to their NVC student email address.  If you didn't, please call the Office of Student Affairs for assistance. 

  • It's not too late to participate in Thursday's ceremony even if you did not RSVP by the deadline or if you can't attend the morning rehearsal.
  • Just call our office at (707) 256-7363 to let us know that you will attending.
  • Then show up by 4:30 p.m. to start checking in Check-in Table # 3 for those who did not attend the rehearsal.  

  • Regalia is required to participate in the ceremony and can be purchased from the NVC Bookstore, (707) 256-7480.  For more details, see the Cap and Gown (Academic Regalia) page.
  • Graduates are allowed to decorate their cap.  Get creative! No restrictions but must not be offensive or inappropriate.

  • It can last about 1.5-2 hours depending on how many graduates participate.
  • Attendance at rehearsal is highly recommended but not required if you are taking a final.
  • You will receive your Graduate Information Card at the rehearsal
    • Write your full name as you want it to be read; spell it out phonetically, if necessary.
    • Write down ONLY one of your degrees or certificates.  Only one will be read during the ceremony.  See how to write the name of your degree on your card.
    • You will leave your card at the podium during the rehearsal and will need to pick it up in the evening again.
  • If you cannot attend the rehearsal, don't worry.  Just plan to arrive early by 4:30 p.m. prior to the ceremony to receive a semi-filled card and further instructions prior to lining up.
    • Graduates line-up in no specific order; first to arrive, get front rows; last to arrive, get back rows.
    • No saving of spots for other classmates once countdown begins

Review the line up and seating instructions to determine if you will line up on the left row or right row under the bleachers.

See map of where graduates will line up.

Stay in touch with us and let us know what your plans are after graduating!  We want to know if you are transferring to a university, if you already have a job, or if you're taking some time off.

We love to hear from our alumni and love to have stories that we might be able to highlight in the future.

To sign up, click this LINK or scan the QR code below.  This FREE photo will be mailed to you by the Commencement Photographers in June.

Alumni QR Code