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Your May 20, 2022 Graduation…NCC Style!

Greetings Graduates

Thank you in advance for your help in preparing for your graduation ceremony!

Graduation is an exciting time for everyone at Northwest Career College and we are excited to celebrate with you!

Your graduation ceremony will be held at The Orleans Arena located at 4500 West Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas, NV, 89103 on Friday, May 20, 2022. The ceremony begins promptly at 6:00 p.m. Graduates must arrive at 4:30 p.m. (read below for further details). We can’t wait to see you there!

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Graduation Experience

We’ve created this interactive page to help you navigate your graduation experience. Please use this page to help us gather all of the information needed to make your graduation experience a carefree one! Make sure that you fill in every box on your graduation checklist in order to walk at your graduation at the Orleans Arena Event Center. The graduation will be broadcast live from this page!

Graduation and Professional photos will be taken on Main Campus in the ESC building at 2440 Professional Court. (See below for dates and times.)

Your photos are our gift to you. Use your headshot for use on your resume, Linkedin, Indeed, social media as well as your professional presence on the web. Share your cap and gown photo with friends and family for everyone’s enjoyment!


You will be given a ceremonial NCC tassel for you to use and keep!


As you walk across the stage to receive your diploma, a photographer will be there to capture the moment with you, your Program Chair and the President of Northwest Career College. Smile!


Upon arrival at the graduation ceremony, your guests will be provided a small graduation day gift bag for their enjoyment.

Graduation Information & FAQs

Q. What time do I need to be at the Orleans Arena on May 20, 2022?

You need to arrive at the Orleans Arena back entrance by no later than 4:30 p.m. Park in the Orleans Arena Parking section.

Q. How do I get my cap and gown for the graduation ceremony?

You will pick up your cap and gown when you take your graduation photos on campus. Your cap and gown are yours to keep!

Q. How do I get my photos taken?

You will sign up for a photo appointment (see registration below) to get both your professional and cap/gown headshots taken on the campus of NCC. You will be heading to the 2420 Professional Ct. building (across from the Main building) where you will meet part of your graduation team for photos and snacks and alumni surprises!

Cap and gown photo times:
Monday 5/9:
Between 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Between 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 5/11:
Between 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Between 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday 5/13:
Between 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 5/14:
Between 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Q. What should I wear for my photos and my graduation ceremony?

For your professional headshots, your head and shoulders will be visible, as will whatever top you choose to wear.

For your cap and gown photos, your head and shoulders will be visible, but only the collar of your top (if applicable) will be visible beneath the gown.

During your graduation ceremony, you will be in black robes, so your collar, the bottom of any pants, dresses, or skirts you may wear, and your shoes, will be the only parts of your outfit that are visible.

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


  • 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.


  • 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)

Q. Can I decorate my graduation cap?

ABSOLUTELY, it is encouraged!

Q. 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.

Please Note: No bags or backpacks will be permitted into the venue except for one small personal clear bag, per person, no larger than 12″x12″x6″ or one small clutch no larger than 4.5″x6.5″x1″. Please bring your cap and gown and leave any hangers, bags, personal items, etc… in your car as there will be no place to leave them and there is no way for you to access your family or friends to hand over any items to them once you are in the graduation staging area. Thank you for your cooperation with this very important policy.

Q. What time should my guests arrive at the Orleans Arena on May 20, 2022?

The Orleans Arena doors will open to the public at 5:00 p.m. Guests to enter venue through ‘Gate A’.

The entire venue will be open for your enjoyment. There are multiple concessions and bar locations open from which you can purchase a variety of foods and drinks to enjoy during Northwest Career College’s May 20, 2022 graduation.

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

Know Before You Go: Please read and make sure that your guests are advised of the rules for attending events at the Orleans Arena.

“**NO TICKETS will be given out for the Northwest Career College graduation ceremony”

Q. How many guests am I allowed to invite?

Each graduate is allowed to invite as many guests as you would like!

Q. 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: 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

Q. How should I look?

It’s best to look like yourself. Keep in mind that while you can undoubtedly wear some makeup to feel confident, our team can and will retouch an image to erase any flaws such as blemishes and uneven skin tone.

Q. How should I wear my hair?

Wear your hair in its natural style but if it is loose and flyaway, you should pull it back or put it up out of your face.

Don’t dye or cut your hair right before the shoot. Some shades of freshly dyed hair can look too vibrant and usually dull down about 1-2 weeks later.

Q. Do I get to keep my photos?

Yes you do! They will be emailed to you within a week after graduation.

Q. How do I get my Diploma and/or Transcript?

For the request of both Diplomas and Transcripts, please visit the registrar portal: For any needed additional information, please email

Contact Information

Register For Your Graduation

As you proceed through this page, more information will be provided for you. Please take a few minutes to create your graduation account and become familiar with all of the items needed to graduate.

The date for registration has expired, Next registration will be soon!

Follow Us On Social Media:

We will be running a Live Social Media Wall during your graduation on this page and we want 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!