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Checklist for Graduates

  • Complete the RSVP list.
    The online RSVP form will become available in late April for graduates to start filling out.

  • Purchase your Academic Regalia ASAP from the NVC Bookstore.
    Regalia is required to participate in the ceremony.
    Get creative in decorating your cap.

  • Attend the grad rehearsal on the morning of graduation from 9:30-11:20 a.m.  Location TBD.
    • It can last about 1.5-2 hours depending on how many graduates participate.
    • Attendance at rehearsal is highly recommended but not required if you are taking a final.
    • You will receive your Graduate Information Card at the rehearsal
      • Write your full name as you want it to be read; spell it out phonetically, if necessary.
      • Write down ONLY one of your degrees or certificates.  Only one will be read during the ceremony.
      • You will leave your card at the podium during the rehearsal and will need to pick it up in the evening again.
    • If you cannot attend the rehearsal, don't worry.  Just plan to arrive early by 4:30 p.m. prior to the ceremony to receive a semi-filled card and further instructions prior to lining up.
      • Graduates line-up in no specific order; first to arrive, get front rows; last to arrive, get back rows.
      • No saving of spots for other classmates once countdown begins

  • Arrive early to check-in and pick up your pre-filled graduation information card.   
    • See how to fill out your graduate information card.
    • Your name and one degree will be read form this card as you walk the stage.
    • Line up is NOT in alphabetical order or by major. It's first come, first seated.

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