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The 104th Commencement ceremony and Baccalaureate service
- Saturday, May 23, 2015
The Commencement ceremony is an important and exciting milestone in the lives of our graduating seniors. It is our hope that family and friends will be able to share the experience with them and with us. One of the special qualities of Northland is the genuine friendship that students, faculty and staff share.
At the Baccalaureate service, graduates are invested with the privilege of wearing the baccalaureate cap and gown. Graduates are given the charge that along with the accomplishment and privilege of earning a baccalaureate degree, they have responsibility to work for the common good. We strongly encourage our graduates and their families to participate in both the Baccalaureate service and Commencement ceremony.
Students eligible to participate in Commencement and Baccalaureate activities are those students who have completed requirements by December 2014 or expect to complete graduation requirements by May or August 2015.
Please check back for updates. If you can’t find what you are looking for contact email Dawn Rivard or call (715) 682-1202.
Friday, May 22, 2015
- 2:00 p.m. Commencement check-in and rehearsal, Kendrigan Gymnasium All students eligible to participate in the Commencement Ceremony, along with the Platform Party, are expected to gather at the Kendrigan Gymnasium for check-in and rehearsal. Activities for this event include a walk-through of the ceremony and a reading of the names of all eligible students to verify pronunciation. Attendance is required.
- 4:30-5:30 p.m. Last Lecture Series, Alvord Theatre
- 6:00-7:00 p.m. Senior Champagne Toast Please join President Michael A. Miller and Mary Trettin, faculty, and staff for a champagne toast in the graduate’s honor. All family members and graduates' are welcome. Dress is semi-formal. A class photo will be taken.
- 10:00 a.m. Procession across Wheeler Bridge with bagpiper Michael Pry Family and friends are invited to gather along the walkway to watch the procession.
- 10:30 a.m. Baccalaureate service, United Presbyterian Congregational Church, 214 Vaughn Ave, Ashland
- 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Buffett Luncheon, Craig A. Ponzio Campus Center cafeteria Open to all graduates, family, and friends.
- 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Campus Buildings Open House
- 2:30 p.m. Commencement ceremony, Kendrigan Gymnasium President’s Reception immediately following Commencement ceremony will be held in Craig A. Ponzio Campus Center south patio. In case of inclement weather, gathering will be in the 1st floor lobby, Craig A. Ponzio Campus Center. All graduates, family, and friends are invited.
If you plan to participate in the buffet luncheon, please reserve your tickets online or please download a PDF form and mail it back with a check. Reservations may be completed online or at the event. Students may pick up the tickets in the cafeteria office in the Craig A. Ponzio Campus Center during the week of May 18-22, 2015. Please direct any questions about the buffet luncheon to email@example.com or by phone at (715) 682-1339.
Gowns will automatically be ordered with data supplied on the graduation application, which should have been completed by the prospective graduate the semester prior to graduation. Questions regarding gown rental can be directed to Darlene Zar in the Campus Store or by phone at (715) 682-1277.
Students may create or use any vendor to order their own invitations.
Any student or family member requiring special accommodations for any of the May 2015 Commencement events, please contact Dawn Rivard at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (715) 682-1202.
*For lodging accommodations, please see "Area Accommodations."
Only students who have completed or registered for all course requirements or those who show evidence that all requirements will be met by August 2015 will be allowed to participate in the Commencement ceremony. Click on the link below to be directed to the Northland College catalog page, Participation in Commencement, for further information.
Students participating in Commencement will not receive a diploma at the ceremony, but will receive a diploma cover. Graduates must complete all course requirements and have their accounts paid in full in the Business Office in order to receive their diploma. Graduates who have completed all requirements by May 22, 2015 and have no balance due on their account will have their diplomas mailed to them in July. Please direct any questions about diplomas to email@example.com or by phone at (715) 682-1227.
GradImages is the official photographer for Northland College Commencement. Photos will be ready 48-72 hours following Commencement. Go to www.gradimages.com.
and friends are encouraged to make reservations early because of our
community's busy tourist season. The following hotels are offering discounted
rates for those attending Commencement and Baccalaureate Ceremonies. Mention
Northland College Commencement when making reservations.
AmericInn Motel and Suites
3009 Lake Shore Drive East
Best Western The Hotel Chequamegon*
101 Lakeshore Drive
Super 8 of Ashland
1610 West Lakeshore Drive
River Rock Inn
1200 West Lakeshore Drive
*Discount when you mention you are attending Northland College Commencement.
For additional information on area attractions and lodging:
1411 Ellis Avenue Ashland, WI 54806-3999
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