2023 Commencement Information

Date & Time:  Saturday, May 20th, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. 

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

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

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 Store. 

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.

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.

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

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 9:30 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 located between the Classroom and Science Buildings.

We hope to see you there!