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Family and friends standing in celebration with NECC graduates

Welcome Parents, Friends and Guests of Graduating NECC Students

Graduation is the most exciting day of the year for the Northern Essex community, and this year is extra special because it’s the college’s 60th graduation. Below you will find helpful information about attending the graduation ceremony.

Directions and Timing

The Commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 11 AM 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

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 978 556-3333.

Accommodations / Special Seating

If accommodations or special seating is required, please let the college know ahead of time by calling 978-556-3974 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

The Commencement ceremony will be streamed live on HC Media. Thanks to HC Media, friends and relatives who can’t attend commencement can watch it live on their computers or mobile devices.

To watch commencement live, on your computer go to the HC Media’s website and hover over the watch live link in the upper right corner of the home page. You will be able to view the live streamed event, using your computer or mobile device, on Channel 22.

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 social media? Share your post or photo with #NECC2022 and join in the conversation. There are prizes for the best photos! 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.

More Information

For more information about Commencement at NECC, please contact Enrollment Services at 978-556-3700.

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