Nassau Community College is proud to announce we will be celebrating our graduates and their achievements with a commencement ceremony at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 7:30pm. Graduates will need to arrive by 6:00pm.
Information on ticketing will be forthcoming. Continue to check this website for updates.
Starting March 1, 2023 custom designed keepsake academic regalia will be available to order.
Note: If you have not ordered regalia online by the online order deadline of 4/24/2023, you may obtain a cap and gown package at the NCC Bookstore starting 5/10/2023 with photo ID. Available sizes and options will be on a first come first serve basis starting 5/10/2023 at the NCC Bookstore.
Questions: Please visit the bookstore website for operating hours. For questions about regalia, please contact the NCC Bookstore at 2063MGR@follett.com or call 516.572.7168.
A highlight of graduation is the introduction of each candidate during the Line of March. Graduates will be given an identification card when they arrive at the Coliseum on Wednesday, May 24th. Note that the card permits a phonetic spelling of their name. It is suggested that students use phonetics to simplify and ensure the accuracy of the pronunciation of their name. A televised image will be projected on the four-sided Jumbotron above the arena floor.
With the graduates’ approval, they will be photographed by a professional photographer. Portraits will be taken prior to the ceremony in the exhibition hall. Graduates are asked to arrive by 6 p.m. Photograph proofs will be sent to their home for your optional purchase.
Tickets will be required, and more information will be available soon. No parking fee will be charged. Continue to check this website for updates.
On Wednesday, May 24, Graduates should arrive at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum no later than 6:30 p.m. The Coliseum will open for Graduates and Guests at 6:30 p.m. Students should go immediately to the Exhibition Hall on the Lower Level. At this location they will be grouped with their fellow Graduates in the Line of March. Photographs will be taken, and name cards completed. Entry to the Lower Level of the Coliseum is restricted to the Candidates for Graduation only. Guests should go immediately to the seating area in the Coliseum Arena.
Diplomas are mailed to the Graduates by the College’s Diploma Printing Supplier. This process is automatically completed following certification of transcripts and the printing of diplomas, so allow 3-4 months to receive yours. You will be sent an email to your NCC student email once your diploma has been ordered.
Congratulations to our Graduates in joining a network of successful individuals who are proud to call themselves Nassau Community College Graduates! Applications are available for students to join the Alumni Association online.
A link to the 2023 Commencement program will be forthcoming.
Faculty and staff members who are considering renting academic regalia for the ceremony must rent their regalia online by using the instructions below. The last day to rent regalia online for the May 2023 ceremony is April 20, 2023. After April 20, 2023, there will be a limited amount of bulk regalia available at the NCC Bookstore for faculty to rent. All pre-ordered and bulk regalia will be available at the NCC Campus Store starting Wednesday, May 17, 2023.
Note: Available sizes and options will be on a first come, first served basis, and will be limited if regalia is not rented through the above-mentioned website. However, the bookstore will do its best to accommodate all.