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Class of 2022

May 2022 Graduation Ceremonies

Green Bay
Thursday, May 19, 2022  |  6:00 p.m. at the Resch Center
View the Live Stream   |   Download the Program (PDF)


Sturgeon Bay - View the Recording
Tuesday, May 17, 2022  |  6:00 p.m. at the Sturgeon Bay campus


Marinette View the Recording
Wednesday, May 18, 2022  | 6:00 p.m. at the UW-Green Bay, Marinette campus
Dinner reception to follow at NWTC Marinette campus


Ceremony Details for Guests

Green Bay Guests: 

  • Tickets are not required for entry. 
  • Parking available in the Lambeau Field Parking Lot - Please note: Due to construction and a large event in the Lambeau Atrium, only Lot 5 and Lot 6 will be open. Also, due to construction, entry to the Lambeau Field Lot must be from Lombardi Avenue. Parking is also available in the entertainment/bar district to the East of Resch Center. 
  • WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND CARPOOLING IF POSSIBLE.
  • See Map of Resch Center here.
  • Enter through the main door at the Resch Center. 
  • Roses will be available for purchase at $5 each.

Marinette Guests: 

  • Tickets are required. 
  • Enter through the Theater Building main door. 
  • Dinner reception to follow does not require tickets. 

Sturgeon Bay Guests: 

  • Tickets are required. 
  • You may go immediately to your seats when you arrive. 
  • Roses will be available for purchase at $5 each.

If you have any questions about the event please contact NWTC Student Involvement 



Steps to Graduate:

  1. Complete the Application to Graduate form.
  2. Attend Grad Bash for discounts on caps and gowns and a chance to win prizes.
  3. Order your cap and gown.
  4. Celebrate with your classmates at the ceremony!

Instructions for Graduates

Green Bay Graduates

  • A practice ceremony will not be held.
  • Come dressed in your cap and gown.
  • Parking available in the Lambeau Field Parking Lot - Please note: Due to construction, only Lot 2 and Lot 3 will be open. Also, due to construction, entry to the Lambeau Field Lot must be from Lombardi Avenue.
  • See Map of Resch Center here.
  • Enter through the main door at the Resch Expo
  • Visit the check-in tables when you arrive. You will receive your marching card and be directed to line up by program. 
  • Line-up begins at 5:00 p.m. Please be prompt. 
  • Leave your personal belongings with a guest before entering the line-up area. 
  • Remain seated for the duration of the ceremony.
  • Pre-register for your photo proofs.

Marinette Graduates

  • Graduates will receive up to four tickets with an waitlist available for more. Students will be notified when tickets are available.
  • There are no tickets required or limitations on guests for the Dinner reception at the Marinette Campus after the ceremony.
  • Students can pick up their goodie bag at the Welcome Center if they have missed Grad Bash. 
  • Lineup begins at 5:30 p.m. Please be prompt.
  • Enter through the Theater Building main door.
  • Leave your personal belongings with a guest before entering the line-up area. 
  • Remain seated for the duration of the ceremony.

Sturgeon Bay Graduates

  • Tickets are required for guests. Students will be notified when tickets are available for pickup. 
  • Graduates will receive emailed instructions for parking, entry, and lineup.
  • Lineup begins at 5:00 p.m. Please be prompt. 
  • Graduates will be emailed a link to receive graduation photos.


Order your Cap and Gown

Commencement caps, gowns, pins, stoles and more are available at the NWTC Bookstore. Watch for the Early Bird Sale in April. 

  • Cap, Gown & Tassel Cost: $10 ($6 fee for shipping)
  • Tassel only: $4.99+tax
  • Phi Theta Kappa stole: $26+tax

If you are graduating with honors, a veteran or currently serving, the cost of your cords will be covered by Student Government.

Order your regalia online

Photos and Video

Photography

Empire Photography has been photographing our commencement ceremonies for many years. Each graduate is photographed as they receive their diploma and a solo portrait is also taken after they exit the stage. Proofs will be sent to graduates and their families within 48 hours of the ceremony. Preregister your email address to receive your free proofs quickly. Your commencement is a once-in-a-lifetime moment so don't miss out! If you have any questions, please email Empire Photography at customer service@empirephotos.com

Streaming Video

All commencement ceremonies are recorded and streamed in real time for family and friends who could not attend. 

Watch the Spring 2022 Green Bay Commencement Ceremony live here.

Watch the Spring 2022 Sturgeon Bay Commencement Ceremony recording.

Watch the Spring 2022 Marinette Commencement Ceremony recording.


Previous Green Bay Commencement Ceremony Videos

December 2021 Commencement

May 2021 Commencement (Virtual)

December 2020 Commencement (Virtual)

May 2020 Commencement (Virtual)



Graduation Eligibility and Honors

Graduation Requirements

During your last semester you will receive an email from Enrollment Services that says you have completed or are enrolled in all the necessary classes to complete your degree. If you wish to participate in the Commencement ceremony complete the Application to Graduate form. 

To graduate you must have completed an application and received an acceptance letter for the program from which you wish to graduate.

  • You must have completed all the classes published in the program's curriculum with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better ("C" average). Additional classes taken outside the program's required classes are not used to calculate the cumulative GPA for the program.
  • You must fulfill all financial obligations to NWTC before you can receive a diploma or transcript.
  • When final grades are posted and you have successfully completed all classes, we will post degree information to your transcript. You will then receive your diploma in the mail 4-6 weeks after the end of your final semester. If you still have not received your diploma after that time, please contact Enrollment Services at 920-498-5444.

Graduation with Honors

To qualify for honors recognition at the graduation ceremony, you must meet the following requirements:

Honors: Program GPA of 3.5 to 3.74
Highest Honors: Program GPA of 3.75 to 4.00

  • Graduation honors will be evaluated based on completed program coursework at the time of the commencement booklet deadline. This honor will be indicated in the commencement booklet and by honors cords worn at the ceremony.
  • Students applying after the commencement booklet deadline will be evaluated based on completed program coursework at the time the graduation application is received. These graduates will not have their names in the booklet, but can wear honors cords at the ceremony, if applicable.
  • Certificates that are less than 15 credits are not eligible for honors.

At the end of the final semester, a program GPA will be recalculated and, if applicable, honors notations will be posted along with degree completion information to a successful graduate's official NWTC transcript. Graduation honors are calculated based off of your program GPA, not your overall college GPA.

To check if your program GPA qualifies: Visit My Program Courses in the My.NWTC Student Portal. Your program GPA will be found under "Enroll in Class".

If you have questions regarding your honor calculation: Contact Enrollment Services at 920-498-5444.


An honors student poses with the NWTC Eagle at commencement

Beyond Graduation

Get help with your Job Search

The Career Services office can help you perfect your resume, practice for interviews, and even help you dress for success. 

Stay Connected with your Classmates

Get involved with the NWTC Alumni Association. 

Questions?

Contact Student Involvement: 
Call: 920-498-5483
Email: student.involvement@nwtc.edu