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North Shore Community College

Commencement 2015

Nearly 1000 North Shore Community College students will graduate during NSCC's 49th Annual Commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 21, at 6:00 pm. Congratulations to all for your hard work, dedication and perseverance.

Candidate Check-in Time
Check-in time for candidates is 4:00 pm at Salem State University's O'Keefe Center gymnasium with academic cap and gown. Marshalls will line up the candidates and lead them to their seats in the arena.
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Please plan to arrive early. Guest seating is without reservation. Family and friends should plan to arrive early to avoid traffic delays. Tickets are not required.
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Disability parking is available on a first come first served basis for individuals displaying RMV issued placards or plates. It is located in the O'Keefe Center's main parking lot (off of Canal Street) along the curb next to the Center. Campus Police Officers will be in the area to assist you with finding parking.
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Event Security
We strive to provide a safe and memorable Commencement ceremony for our students, faculty, staff and guests. We have put the following measures in place to assist in accomplishing this goal:

  • We are requesting that all graduates and their guests refrain from bringing backpacks, tote bags or any bag larger than 12 inches in dimension into the Commencement ceremony. Please leave these items at home or stored in your locked vehicle.
  • All bags and items of interest will be subject to voluntary search by public safety personnel; this includes purses, camera bags, diaper bags and strollers. Persons who refuse to allow their items to be searched will be denied entry.
  • Individuals arriving with larger, prohibited bags will be turned away.
  • Please do not bring any packages or gift-wrapped items that cannot be opened or inspected into the venue

Please do not leave your belongings unattended at any time and report any unattended bags or suspicious packages to the Public Safety Personnel. The Commencement Staging/Dressing areas are not secured. North Shore Community College and Salem State University shall not be responsible for lost or stolen articles. These security precautions are for everyone's protection. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

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Congratulations to all graduates!

Instagram is Coming to Commencement! #nsccgrad15!

To engage our students and future alumni, this year's Commencement will include live Instagram streaming. Soon-to-be grads, faculty, staff and even the audience are encouraged to take pics and share via the hashtag #nsccgrad15. So please join in and share your best shots from Commencement.

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