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Your Graduation Roadmap

Step 1 – RSVP for the Ceremony!

RSVP by the deadline below so that we can reserve your spot in the ceremony.

Ceremony Location The Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89103
Ceremony Date 10/14/2022
Ceremony Time 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
RSVP Deadline 09/23/2022

Step 2 – Pick Up your Cap and Gown!

Pick up your Cap and Gown by the deadline below so you are ready to attend the ceremony. Also, take your FREE Professional Headshot and Cap and Gown Photos while picking up your Cap and Gown!

Pickup Availability By Appointment Only
Pickup Dates 10/06/2022 – 10/08/2022
Pickup Times 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Pickup Location Marketing Department Office
Pickup Address 2440 Professional Court Las Vegas, NV 89128
Recommended Attire Business Casual / Interview Attire

Step 3 – Invite Your Friends and Loved Ones!

Invite your friends and loved ones to join you for your special day!

Guest Count Unlimited!
Guest Tickets No Tickets are Required!
Guest Arrival Time 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Guest Arrival Location Arena Gate A
Guest Parking Guests should park in the garage to the South of the Arena. Parking is FREE
for all guests.
Guest Bag Requirements No bags or backpacks will be permitted into the venue except for one small personal
clear bag, per person, no larger than 12′′ x 12′′ x 6′′ or one small clutch no larger
than 4.5′′ x 6.5′′ x 1′′.
Guest Concessions Food and drinks will be available for guests to purchase, but no cash will be
accepted in the venue. All payments will be via debit or credit card transactions.

Step 4 – Attend your Graduation Ceremony!

We recommend you arrive as early as 4:30 pm to spend extra time catching up with your NCC
family before the event. You are required to arrive no later than 5:30 pm, as late check-in
will not be permitted.

Graduate Arrival Time 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Graduate Arrival Location North Side of the Arena
Graduate Attire Cap and Gown (required)
Business Casual / Interview Attire (recommended)
Graduate Bag Requirements No bags or backpacks will be permitted into the venue except for one small personal clear bag, per person, no larger than 12′′ x 12′′ x 6′′ or one small clutch no larger than 4.5′′ x 6.5′′ x 1′′.

Most major retailers now offer “stadium-approved bags” for sale, so please purchase one in advance if needed!

Step 5 – Celebrate with Your Friends and Loved Ones!

If you and your guests plan to go to dinner after the ceremony, NCC recommends that you
make your reservations no earlier than 8:00 pm.

Step 6 – Review the Answers to these Graduate FAQs!

I am trying to RSVP, but it says I am not eligible to graduate…what should I do?

Email graduation@northwestcareercollege.edu
with the subject line “Graduation Eligibility Check.” No additional information is required.
We will review your student file and provide an update within two (2) business days.

What should I wear for my Graduate Photos and during my graduation ceremony?

We recommend using the following guidelines as you prepare for your big day!

Dos! Don’ts!

Observe Professional Grooming standards used at NCC

Ignore the Professional Grooming standards

Wear Professional Dress and Shoes (i.e. interview attire)

Wear Casual wear or Athletic wear

Choose solid or lightly patterned fabrics

Choose boldly patterned fabrics (as they can distract during the photo)

Choose mid-tone colors (e.g. blues, greens, purples).

Wear white! (the photo backdrop is white and you will look like a floating head)

If wearing a button up, consider a tie, sweater, or blazer.

Choose very bright colors (e.g. highlighter tones)

Choose flesh tone colors (as tops that match your skin tone can blend your face
into your clothing in the photo)

Dos!

  • Observe Professional Grooming standards used at NCC
  • Wear Professional Dress and Shoes (i.e. interview attire)
  • Choose solid or lightly patterned fabrics
  • Choose mid-tone colors (e.g. blues, greens, purples).
  • If wearing a button up, consider a tie, sweater, or blazer.

Don’ts!

  • Ignore the Professional Grooming standards
  • Wear Casual wear or Athletic wear
  • Choose boldly patterned fabrics (as they can distract during the photo)
  • Wear white! (the photo backdrop is white and you will look like a floating head)
  • Choose very bright colors (e.g. highlighter tones)
  • Choose flesh tone colors (as tops that match your skin tone can blend your face into your clothing in the photo)

 

Can I decorate my graduation cap?

ABSOLUTELY, it is encouraged!

What will graduates be doing before the ceremony?

After checking in with the welcome team, you will be mingling and taking photos with instructors, taking your own social media photos, giving interviews on Facebook Live and preparing to walk into the arena.

There is not much time scheduled to arrive, check-in, and snap some pictures and videos before it’s showtime…so don’t be late. It’s not an option.

What will guests be doing before the ceremony?

The entire arena will be open for their enjoyment. There are multiple concessions and bar locations open from which they can purchase a variety of foods and drinks to enjoy during the ceremony.

Although there is plenty of seating, the earlier your guests arrive, the better chance they have of getting their preferred seats.

Can I leave the ceremony once my program is finished?

Out of respect for other graduates, we ask that everyone plan on remaining in the ceremony seating area for the entire ceremony.

Are there hotel rooms available at the Orleans Arena for out of town guests?

Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. You can make reservations directly online at: https://www.orleanscasino.com/ by selecting the “STAY” tab at the upper right corner of the home page OR you can call The Orleans Hotel directly at (702) 365-7111

When will I receive my Graduate Photos?

They will be emailed to you within two weeks of the graduation ceremony.

How do I get my Diploma and/or Transcript?

Please click HERE to request your Diploma and/or Transcript.

What if I still have additional questions?

Email graduation@northwestcareercollege.edu or call the Marketing Department at (702) 570-6087 and ask for Samantha!

Click HERE to add this event to your calendar!

Follow Us On Social Media:

We will be running a Live Social Media Wall during your graduation on this page and we'd love you to post and share on the wall and then share it with your friends and family! So, let’s get you ready to party!