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A group of people at commencement including children, standing up, cheering and waving.
Commencement is a joyous day for grads and their family and friends.

Welcome Parents, Friends and Guests of Graduating NECC Students

We know this is an exciting time for you too! Below you will find helpful information about attending the graduation ceremony.

Directions and Timing

The Commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the quadrangle next to the gymnasium at the Haverhill Campus, 100 Elliott Street, Haverhill, MA 01830.

Directions to the Haverhill campus and map.

Parking Information

There are several parking lots available on campus and all have designated handicap spots with the exception of SC (Behrakis Student Center) lot and C (Spurk Building) lot. The lots closest to the ceremony are the C (Spurk) Parking lots off College Ave and the Spurk Annex Handicap accessible parking lot located next to the Sport & Fitness Center. All parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Vehicles will be allowed to drop off graduates and/or attendees near the Spurk Annex Handicap accessible lot prior to parking – if needed. Public safety officers will be on-duty the day of the event to provide directions and assistance as needed.  Here’s is a link to the Haverhill Campus map and Public Safety can be reached at 978 556-3100.

Accommodations / Special Seating

If accommodations or special seating is required, please let the college know ahead of time by calling 978-556-3974 or 978-556-3716 by May 8th so that accommodations may be made. Guests should be seated by 10:30 am as the students will begin processing into the tent at approximately 11:00 am.

Please note that children will not be allowed to march or sit with the graduates during the ceremony. Children will need to be accompanied by an adult while the graduate attends Commencement.

Live Streaming

To watch commencement live, on your computer go to the website and click the watch live link in the upper left corner of the home page. You will be able to view the live streamed event, using your computer or mobile device, on channel 22. Please note: you will need to have Windows Media Player installed on your computer to view the live streamed event. You might want to make sure you have Windows Media Player installed before commencement day.

After commencement, HC Media has volunteered to make DVD’s of the graduation available for $10. If you are interested in a copy of the ceremony, please call 978 372-8070 or email


Are you on Twitter or Instagram? Share your post or photo with #NECC2020 and join in the conversation. There is a prize for for the best family photo! For more info, visit Commencement Social Media.

Gifts for Graduates

Visit the NECC Bookstore for special gift ideas for your graduate and for NECC merchandise.

Graduation T-shirts are also available.

More Information

For more information about Commencement at NECC, please contact Enrollment Services at 978-556-3974 or 978-556-3716.

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