Information for Graduate Candidates
All graduates who plan to participate in the ceremony will need to secure their ticket online and up to four (4) tickets for their guests. These tickets are required for entrance into the arena. At the time of securing tickets, graduates are able to reserve accommodation tickets for their guests who require special seating accommodations. Tickets are required for entrance into the arena.
Where Do Graduation Candidates Assemble?
On the day of the Commencement, candidates must report to the gymnasium in the O’Keefe Center no later than 3:45pm with their cap & gown. Event staff will help candidates by Division and then by academic programs. Faculty marshals will lead candidates to their seats in the arena. Please do not plan on leaving pocketbooks or other valuables unattended at this time. The gymnasium is not secured, and neither North Shore Community College nor Salem State University is responsible for lost or stolen articles.
Cap and Gown Sets
All graduation candidates who plan to participate in the ceremony will need to purchase a cap and gown set at either the Danvers or Lynn Campus Bookstore and bring the set with you to Commencement.
Commencement Honors & Honor Society
Candidates with Confidential Status
If your record is listed as a confidential record in the College’s Student Information System, it WILL NOT appear in the Commencement program or other commencement related materials that are released to the general public. If you would like your name to be included in these and other events, you must rescind your confidential status. To do so, please email firstname.lastname@example.org from your NSCC email account and include your name and date of birth to authorize this update to your records.
Grad Images has partnered with the College to take photos of candidates on stage to as they accept the diploma cover. In order for the photographer to reach out to you with your proof and ordering information, you must write your email address on your name card. These name cards will be distributed to you the evening of the event in the gymnasium prior to the procession. Purchasing the photos is voluntary. Questions related to the photos after the ceremony can be forwarded directly to Grad Images.
Diplomas will not be handed out at the Commencement ceremony. They will be available for pickup at the Danvers Enrollment Center approximately 5 weeks after the Commencement provided you have no outstanding financial obligations to the College. Graduation Candidates who wish to pick up their diploma in Lynn will need to submit a formal email request from their NSCC email address to email@example.com.