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Commencement 2017

May 27, 2017, 2:30 pm6:00 pm

Commencement processional

Join us for the 106th Commencement ceremony and Baccalaureate service.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Commencement ceremony is an important and exciting milestone in the lives of our graduating seniors. It is our hope that family and friends will be able to share the experience with them and with us. One of the special qualities of Northland is the genuine friendship that students, faculty, and staff share.

At the baccalaureate service, graduates are invested with the privilege of wearing the baccalaureate cap and gown. Graduates are given the charge that along with the accomplishment and privilege of earning a baccalaureate degree, they have responsibility to work for the common good. We strongly encourage our graduates and their families to participate in both the Baccalaureate service and Commencement ceremony.

Students eligible to participate in Commencement and Baccalaureate activities are those students who have completed requirements by December 2016 or expect to complete graduation requirements by May or August 2017.

The Commencement ceremony will occur in the Ponzio Stadium (Rain location: Chapple Family Gymnasium).
Ponzio Stadium is an outdoor venue with bleacher seating. Please plan accordingly with appropriate dress for warm or cool temperatures. Rain location decision will be announced by 7 p.m. Thursday, May 25, via email to graduating students and will be posted to this website.

For a full list of events for the weekend here’s a full schedule.


May 27, 2017
2:30 pm–6:00 pm