Commencement 2017

North Country Community College

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Saturday, May 13th 2017 · 11:00 am

Sparks Athletic Complex · Saranac Lake, NY

Given the increasing number of graduates every year, seating may be limited. Please plan to arrive early so you can secure a seat in a chair on the floor; overflow seating is available on the gym bleachers.

Guest parking is available proximate to the Sparks Athletic Complex or the Science and Classroom Buildings.  Parking attendants will be directing attendees to parking areas. Should the parking near Sparks fill up quickly, a shuttle service will run from the parking areas by Mulholland Hall, Hodson Hall, and Clermont Hall to the Sparks Athletic Complex.  A vehicle will depart every 20 minutes beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Transportation will also be available from the Sparks Athletic Complex back to the parking areas following the ceremony.

**Accessible ADA Compliant Parking:  A parking section at the Sparks Athletic Complex will be reserved for guests requiring special parking accommodations.  See the attendant on duty.



  • By 9:30 a.m., the graduates will report to the Classroom Building (McCormick Hall) and find the assigned classroom for their area of study (room assignments will be posted in advance).  Graduates are encouraged to pick up their cap and gowns from the College Store far in advance and have the gowns pressed or ironed.
  • Class Photo is planned for 10:00 a.m. sharp, on the lawn between the Library and the Science Building.  The assistant marshal assigned to your classroom will escort you to the proper location.
  • The Commencement procession will begin promptly at 10:45 a.m. outside the Connector near the Classroom Building and proceeds down the blacktop path to the Sparks Athletic Complex.

Following the Commencement Ceremony, all graduates and their guests are invited to a reception with faculty and staff, gratis.  It is held in the Connector (cafeteria) located between the Classroom and Science Buildings.

  • NCCC Complimentary Photo Booth! Feel like a celebrity and let the NCCC Paparazzi make some memories.

For our guests wishing to purchase commencement gifts, there will be a flower and gift kiosk located by the entrance of Sparks Athletic Complex (open from 8:30am-11am).

Come back and visit this page often as we will be posting additional information as the event date nears.

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