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Commencement

The Class of 2016 Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 14 | 11:00 a.m.

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(updated 1/26/16) Please check back for more information as it becomes available.

Can’t be there? Watch Commencement live: Online streaming available

New England College is pleased to offer live online streaming of the 2016 Commencement Ceremony. No special equipment, software, or downloads are needed. All you need is internet access. Simply click on the link below and click on the “2016 Commencement” event. The live stream will be available 15 minutes prior to the start of Commencement.

Click here to begin your live online stream: http://portal.stretchinternet.com/necadmin/

Regalia| April 4 | NEC Bookstore | 603.428.2220

Beginning April 4, come in or call to order your cap & gown. Pre-pay with vouchers or credit card.

Saturday, May 14, the NEC Bookstore will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Diploma frames

Beautiful frames for diplomas are offered through the NEC Bookstore. Choose one at the Bookstore or order online for shipment to your home.

Non-framed diplomas will be mailed following commencement.

Welcome Alumni!

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

Flowers

Henniker’s own HollyHock Flowers will be selling a variety of floral items near the Commencement site.  Pre-orders are welcome, call 603.529.6447.

Safety & Sight lines

To ensure guests can see and hear event activities and be assured of our campus’ safety, we will have bag checks at event entry points.  The following items are not permitted: signs, banners, beach balls, horns, balloons, or noise makers.

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, at www.ArtSwensonPhotography.com.

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 video 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 ceremony will be held in the Lee Clement Arena. Seating capacity is limited and tickets are required. Each graduate is guaranteed 4 guest tickets for the Arena location. Additional seating will be available at the nearby Field House for live video streaming.

The decision on the Commencement location will be made 48 hours prior to the event and communicated through the College’s Website.

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 12
    1:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 13
    12:00-3:00 p.m. and 5:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 14
    8:00-10:00 a.m.

Eligibility to Graduate

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your eligibility to graduate please contact the Registrar’s Office at registrarsoffice@nec.edu, or Student Financial Services at SFS@nec.edu.

Contact us

Other Commencement questions can be directed to commencement@nec.edu or 603.428.2296.

Please check back for more information as it becomes available.