TRAVERSE CITY — Commencement ceremonies for Northwestern Michigan College’s Class of 2024 will be held Saturday, May 4 in Milliken Auditorium on main campus. Three ceremonies will be held, with graduates grouped by degree or credential earned.

  • 11 a.m.: Associate of Science and Arts (ASA) and Associate of General Studies degrees
  • 12:30 p.m.: Non-health Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees, Associate of Science in Engineering (ASE) degrees, and certificates
  • 2 p.m.: Health Occupations (nursing and dental assistant degrees), Aviation, Marine Technology and Maritime

Each ceremony will feature faculty and student speakers. Ceremonies will be streamed live at and NMC’s YouTube channel.

About 210 graduates are expected to participate in the three ceremonies. More than 640 degrees and certificates will be awarded this spring, including the Associate in Nursing, Associate in Science and Arts, Associate in Applied Science, Associate in General Studies and Certificate of Practical Nursing. Bachelor of Science degrees in Maritime Technology and Marine Technology will also be awarded. In addition to the main ceremonies, specific events are also held for Maritime, Nursing and Police Academy graduates.

NMC will also hold its annual Honors Convocation at 4:30 p.m. May 3 at the Dennos Museum Center. The event honors student groups and student leaders, and winners of the annual academic area awards, honors scholarships, and Adult Student of the Year.

Release date: APRIL 24, 2024

For more information:

Cari Noga
Communications Director
(231) 392-1800 (mobile – call or text)


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