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Congratulations to the NECC Class of 2021!

This site should include everything you need to know about Northern Essex Community College’s 59th Annual Commencement which will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021, on the Haverhill Campus.

This year, due to the pandemic and continued restrictions, we will be holding five smaller socially distanced ceremonies, organized by academic area, throughout the day on Saturday.

The goal is to give all of the graduates the opportunity to walk across the stage in their cap and gown, and receive their diploma cover, along with the recognition they deserve.

Because we had to go virtual last year, 2020 graduates have also been invited to participate. The ceremonies will be held outside on the quad under a tent.

Each graduate will be allowed to invite two guests and strict protocols must be followed by graduates and guests. President Lane Glenn and academic deans will preside over the ceremonies and present the diplomas. A student speaker will be selected for each academic area, including STEM, Professional Studies, Health, Liberal Arts, and Business.

Thanks to our friends at HC Media, each of the five commencement ceremonies will be live streamed so that family and friends can watch from anywhere.

We also want to celebrate our grads on social media, and have created a contest with prizes for sharing the best photos of your graduation celebration.

If you have questions, please reach out to the registrar’s office,

It’s been a challenging year, and we are so looking forward to celebrating the talented classes of 2020 and 2021!

2020 Commencement Photos

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