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Green Bay Graduation

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 | 6:00p.m. 
Resch Center
820 Armed Forces Dr, Green Bay, WI 54304

Live Stream the Ceremony
Free Admission - No tickets required and no limit to number of guests

Marinette graduates celebrate

Marinette Graduation

Thursday, May 16, 2024 | 6:00p.m. 
Marinette Community REC Center
2501 Pierce Ave, Marinette, WI 54143

Live Stream the Ceremony
Free Admission - No tickets required and no limit to number of guests

Sturgeon bay graduate and instructor with diploma

Sturgeon Bay Graduation

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 | 6:00p.m. 
NWTC Sturgeon Bay Campus
229 N 14th Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Live Stream the Ceremony
Free Admission - No tickets required and no limit to number of guests

Preparing for Graduation

Graduation Eligibility and Honors

Graduation Requirements

 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.

Complete the Application

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.

Attend the GB Campus Grad Recognition

The Grad Recognition event is held in early April for May Commencement and early November for December Commencement. You'll have a chance to win a free cap & gown, receive a gift, and celebrate with a sweet treat!  

Order your Cap and Gown

Commencement caps, gowns, pins, stoles and more are available at the NWTC Bookstore. Early Bird Sale is April 9th, 10th, and 11th, 2024. During this time, Full Cap and Gown will only be $10!

  • Cap, Gown & Tassel Cost (after Early Bird Sale): $15  - Online orders: $7 shipping fee when shipped to you (Additional items within the same order $1/item).
  • Tassel only: $5.99+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.

Photos and Video


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 before they cross the stage. Proofs will be sent to graduates and their families. 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

Streaming Video

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

Watch the December 2023 Graduation

Previous Green Bay Commencement Ceremony Programs

Monday, December 18, 2023
Download the Program (PDF)

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Download the Program (PDF)

Parking at the Resch Center

  • Parking available in the Lambeau Field Parking Lots. Limited parking is available at Lambeau Field in parking lot #1 off of Oneida Street and parking lot #3 off of Lombardi Avenue.  
  • Enter through the main door at the Resch Center.
  • Those with mobility issues may be dropped off in the street drop-off location in front of the Resch - The Blue Lot across from the Resch Center entrance has limited parking, closest for those with mobility issues.
  • See Map of Resch Center.
    • Please park in the BLUE Lot until full.
  • Parking is also available at certain bars/restaurants near the Resch Center as well as street parking in the neighborhoods on the opposite side of Lombardi Avenue. 

Ceremony Instructions for Graduates & Guests

Green Bay Graduates

  • A practice ceremony will not be held.
  • Come dressed in your cap and gown.
  • Enter through the main door at the Resch Center.  You will be directed to the graduate line-up area.
  • Once at the line-up area, 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.

Ceremony Guests

  • Tickets are not required for entry, and there is no limit to the number of guests who attend. 
  • Enter through the main door at the Resch Center
    *Be sure to arrive early.
  • Roses will be available for purchase at $5 each.

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

Graduates linked arms with their graduation caps displayed

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. 


Contact the Student Involvement Office.
Local Phone: 920-498-5483