2024 Commencement Information



Please respond by Monday, May 6th, 2024 


Frequently Asked Questions

Date & Time: Saturday, May 11th, 2024, at 11:00 a.m.  

Location: NCCC Sparks Athletic Complex, 112 Dorchester Rd., Saranac Lake  | Campus Map

Guests: All are welcome to attend! Given the increasing number of graduates every year, seating may be limited. Please encourage your family/friends/guests to arrive early. 

Caps & Gowns: All graduates are expected to be attired in cap and gown. For further information regarding the purchasing of your regalia, please contact the College Bookstore

  • Please note: You are more than welcome to wear your traditional Native American attire, and head piece, for the event.

Graduates: By 9:30 a.m., graduates must report to the Classroom Building (McCormick Hall) and find the assigned classroom for their area of study (room assignments will be sent in advance).  

Procession: Starts promptly at 10:45 a.m. outside the Connector and proceeds down the path to the Sparks Athletic Complex. 

Accessibility: An American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter will be present during the ceremony.

Parking: Please Park your vehicle in a location other than the Sparks Athletic Complex or the Science and Classroom Buildings which will be reserved for ADA complaint parking and VIP guests. A parking section at the Sparks Athletic Complex will be reserved for guests requiring special accommodation.  

Shuttle Service: 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 8:30 a.m. Transportation will also be available from the Sparks Athletic Complex back to the parking areas following the ceremony. 

Reception: All graduates and their guests are invited to a reception, gratis, immediately following commencement. It will be held in the Connector between the Classroom and Science Buildings. 

Livestream: Our ceremony will be streamed live for those who cannot attend in person. The link to the ceremony will be shared on this page on Friday, May 10th.

Places to stay: Thanks to the generosity of Hotel Saranac, our guests may enjoy a discounted stay for Friday, May 10th, 2024. Use this booking link to reserve a room today!