Commencement | New England College
Contact Us Calendar Campus Map Social Mashup
Accepted Students Parents & Families Alumni Students, Faculty & Staff (My NEC)

Commencement

Save the Date to Celebrate
The Class of 2015 Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 16 | 11:00 a.m.

Schedule of Events|RSVP   Accommodations  Welcome New Alumni

Check back for more information as it becomes available.

Regalia| April 6 | NEC Bookstore | 603.428.2220

Beginning April 6, come in or call to order your cap & gown. Pre-pay with vouchers or credit card.

Associates & Bachelors $60 | C.A.G.S. $70 | Masters $68

Diploma Frames

Beautiful frames for diplomas are offered through the NEC Bookstore online and will be shipped to you. Some frames are also available in the bookstore.
$140 Undergraduate & Graduate without gold leaf | $150 with gold leaf
$155 Doctorate

Non-framed diplomas will be mailed following commencement.

Welcome Alumni!
Enjoy a 10% discount at the NEC Bookstore on clothing and gifts.

Parking

Members of Campus Safety will be available to direct you to the nearest parking facilities once you arrive at the event. Should you or a guest require handicapped parking, please contact commencement@nec.edu so we can make the necessary arrangements.

Accommodations

Directions and a list of area motels, hotels, and inns can be found here.

Photography

The College has engaged a professional photographer who will take photographs of all graduates as they receive their diplomas. Photographs will be available for purchase through the photographer’s website. A link to the photographer’s website, will be available after the ceremony. Those wishing to take their own photographs may do so from their seats or from the designated photography area to the left of the stage. Please make your visit to this area brief so that others may enjoy the same opportunity.

Live streaming of the Commencement will be available for those family and friends who will not be able to attend.

Seating

Commencement is traditionally held outdoors on NEC’s beautiful Simon Green. There’s plenty of space and no tickets are necessary. Seating is first come, first served, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Rain/Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, the Commencement will be held in the Lee Clement Arena. Seating is limited and guest tickets are required.  Each graduate is guaranteed 4 guest tickets for the Arena location. Additional guest seating will be available at the Field House for video streaming.

The decision on the Commencement location will be made 48 hours prior to the event and communicated through the College’s website. Details regarding the distribution of rain tickets will be available in the near future.

Rain Ticket Pick-Up Process

Rain tickets will be available for pick-up at the Simon Center during the following hours. For security purposes, tickets will only be released to the graduating student.

Thursday, May 14 | 1:30-4:30 pm

Friday, May 15 | 12:00-3:00 pm & 5:00-7:00 pm

Saturday, May 16 | 8:00-10:00 am

Extra Rain Ticket Request Process

Some graduate parties require more or less of the guaranteed 4 tickets. In order to best accommodate  each graduate’s needs, please submit one of the following two options by Friday, May 1.

If you are expecting more than 4 guests… Join Waiting List

If you do not plan to walk or have less than 4 guests, please donate your extra tickets… Donate Tickets

Extra availability in the Lee Clement Arena is not guaranteed but, if extra tickets become available, we will contact students who have submitted a request.  First come, first served.

Other information

  • If you have any questions or concerns regarding your eligibility to graduate please contact the Registrar’s Office about academic credits at registrarsoffice@nec.edu, or Student Financial Services at SFS@nec.edu, for any outstanding financial matters.
  • Non-framed diplomas will be mailed following commencement.

Other Commencement questions can be directed to commencement@nec.edu or 603.428.2477.

Check back for more information as it becomes available.