The following frequently asked questions will help students prepare for graduation.
To confirm your participation in the 2017 curriculum commencement ceremony, you will need to complete the electronic 2017 Nash Community College Commencement Participation Form found at https://bit.do/nccgraduation by Friday, April 28, 2017. After that date, tickets will not be guaranteed for your guests. For your convenience, graduates will be able to fill out this form in the Campus Store when picking up regalia.
How many tickets do I get?
Due to the large number of students expected to participate in the commencement exercises, the College will issue two (2) admission tickets for guests per graduate participating in the ceremony. Per maximum seating capacity (fire code) regulations, an admission ticket is required for each guest, regardless of age or size.
Graduates may begin picking up tickets from the front desk in Student and Enrollment Services (SES), beginning on Monday, April 24, 2017 through Friday, May 5, 2017. *Tickets may only be picked up by graduates unless alternative arrangements have been approved by the Registrar’s Office.
SES hours are as follows:
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. / Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Overflow areas in the Building A rotunda and library will be provided for ceremony viewing via closed-circuit televisions for guests without tickets.
Can I get any extra tickets?
Depending on the number of students who participate, there may be a limited amount of extra tickets available. To request an additional ticket, please let the front desk receptionist in SES know upon picking up your two tickets.
Any extra tickets available will be awarded based on the date students completed their graduation application. Extra tickets will be announced and distributed at the graduation practice on the morning of Friday, May 12, 2017.
What side do I wear my tassel on before the ceremony?
On the right side.
How long does graduation last?
Graduation normally lasts about 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?
Cap, gown, and tassel will be available for purchase at the NCC Campus Store beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 27, 2017 and continuing through Friday, April 28, 2017.
The cost of the cap, gown, and tassel is approximately $27.00 per set.
Campus Store questions can be directed to: Jay Quigley, Director of Instructional Publications and Printing, Phone: 252-451-8226
Campus Store hours are as follows:
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. / Friday 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
What if I cannot make it to practice?
Please e-mail Tammie Webb at email@example.com to let the College know that you will not be available to attend practice.
Will the graduation ceremony be on the internet?
Do infants and toddlers need a ticket?
The Fire Marshall requires all family members and guests, regardless of age, to have a ticket. Therefore, infants and toddlers require a ticket.
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 free of charge on the Nash Community College web site.
Can I pick up my degree if I don’t participate in the ceremony?
Yes. You can pick it up at graduation practice (even if you don’t participate in the ceremony) or go by Student and Enrollment Services during office hours.
Can my degree be mailed to me?
No. Degrees may get lost in the mail causing students to have to repay the degree fee.
What do I have to do to receive an honor cord for graduation?
A Red cord denotes highest honors and requires a cumulative grade point average of 4.0, a Gold cord denotes honors and requires a cumulative grade point average of 3.3, a Royal Blue/Pewter cord denotes a departmental award, a Gold sash denotes Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society membership, Gold medallion denotes Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society membership and a Silver sash denotes Student Government Association Board membership.
Where do I find out about graduation announcements and class rings?
Class Rings | Graduation Announcements