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Class of 2022

December 2022 Graduation Ceremony

Green Bay
Thursday, December 15, 2022  |  6:00 p.m. at the Resch Center

Ceremony Details for Guests

December 2022 Green Bay Guests: 

May 2022 Marinette Guests: 

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

May 2022 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 Recognition in SC118 & pick up $5 Voucher for Early Bird Cap & Gown Sale!  November 8, 2022   |  10am - 3pm
  3. Order your cap and gown.
  4. Celebrate with your classmates at the ceremony!

Instructions for Graduates

Green Bay Graduates - December 2022

  • A practice ceremony will not be held.
  • Come dressed in your cap and gown.
  • Parking available in the Lambeau Field Parking Lot
  • 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 - May 2023

  • 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 - May 2023

  • 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


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

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)

Previous Green Bay Commencement Ceremony Programs

Thursday, May 19, 2022
Download the Program (PDF)
View the Online Program

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. 


Contact Student Involvement: 
Call: 920-498-5483