Northwest College will not hold its traditional spring commencement ceremony, originally scheduled for May 9, due to concerns about large gatherings related to coronavirus (COVID-19).
Instead, NWC is currently making plans for a virtual commencement ceremony that will be broadcast live Friday, May 15, at 7 p.m. Additionally, other plans are underway for celebrating this year’s graduates including a custom “celebration box” that will be mailed to all graduating students with their caps and gowns, plus other keepsake items.
The virtual ceremony will follow the regular program as closely as possible. Graduates are invited to join their virtual commencement via Zoom, and faculty and staff who wish to wear their regalia are also encouraged to partake in the ceremony.
There will be introductory music with the national anthem sung by NWC student Emilie Asay, speakers including this year’s distinguished alumnus Clay Cummins, the conferral of degrees and the reading of graduates’ names.
Students will be provided with a Zoom link where they can join their fellow graduates Friday, May 15, at 7 p.m. Family and friends are invited to tune in and watch the live ceremony at https://nwc.edu/celebrate2020.
Spring 2020 graduates are also invited to walk at a future commencement ceremony, if they desire to do so.