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Graduation details for Adult High School students.

Graduation Practice

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Business and Industry Center (Brown Auditorium) – 6:00 PM
Refreshments provided after practice


Thursday, May 10, 2018
Business and Industry Center (Brown Auditorium) – 6:00 PM
Speaker: Marbeth Holmes, MA, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, NCTC;
NCC Director of Student Wellness; Professor of Humanities
and Social Sciences

  • Arrive no later than 5:00 PM
  • Final line up check 5:05 PM
  • Proper placement in line is very important; being late could jeopardize your chance to participate in the graduation processional.

Key Points During Graduation

  1. Graduation Processional at 6:00 PM*
    Graduates will enter at the beginning of the processional “Pomp and Circumstance.”
  2. Invocation
    Men remove mortarboard at the beginning of the invocation and replace at the end.
  3. Introduction of Candidates for Presentation of Degrees and Diplomas
    Graduates will stand by row. Look for a signal from the Dean at the front right of the stage for a cue to stand. Walk across the stage when your name is called. Shake with your right hand and receive diploma with your left hand. Be sure to turn and smile for the photographer. Return to your seat after receiving your degree or diploma and sit down.
    Graduation is a dignified ceremony. The College requests that you cheer appropriately and not interrupt the next graduate’s name being announced.
  4. Conferring of Degrees
    After degrees are conferred by the President, graduates will be instructed to turn their tassel. Tassels are turned from right to left.
  5. Benediction
    Men remove mortarboard at the beginning and replace at the end.
  6. Recessional
    Follow the Student Marshall: You will be led into the courtyard between the Business and Industry Center and A Building. If raining, you will exit right into the foyer. Please do not wait on or near the steps because family and guests will need to exit the building. A Nurses Pinning ceremony will follow and the auditorium will need to be cleared.


How many tickets do I get?
Tickets are not required for the Adult High School & High School Equivalency Graduation Information

What side do I wear my tassel on before the ceremony?

How long does graduation last?
Approximately an hour.

Where do I line up for graduation?
At the opposite end of building from the receptionist desk in the Business and Industry Center.

When can I pick up my cap and gown?
Caps and gowns will be available for purchase by spring semester graduates beginning Wednesday, March 15 through Friday, April 21 in the Campus Store.

What if I cannot make it to practice?
Please email to let us know that you will not make to practice but will be here early to get in place in line up.

Will the graduation ceremony be on the Internet?
Yes, plans are underway for this to occur. A link will be provided on the College’s website.

Can my family take pictures during the ceremony?
Yes, however your family should not disturb others in the process. A professional photographer will take pictures at the event. The electronic version of the photo will be made available on the Nash Community College Alumni Facebook page.

Can I pick up my degree if I don’t participate in the ceremony?
No. High School Equivalency diplomas are mailed to recipients from the State High School Equivalency Office in Raleigh. Contact information can be found at:

Can my degree be mailed to me?
Yes. High School Equivalency diplomas are mailed to recipients from the State High School Equivalency Office in Raleigh.

What do I have to do to receive a honor cord for graduation?
GED honors is 170 or above on any test. HiSet honors is a 15 or above on any test.


Dorneeta Harper
Coordinator/Instructor, Basic Skills
Dorneeta Harper
Phone: 252-451-8246
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Location: 8137