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Spring 2023 Commencement Celebration

Nassau Community College is proud to announce we will be celebrating our graduates and their achievements with a commencement ceremony at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 7:30pm. Graduates will need to arrive by 6:00pm.

Information on ticketing will be forthcoming. Continue to check this website for updates.


Order your Cap and Gown

Starting March 1, 2023 custom designed keepsake academic regalia will be available to order.

  • To order your regalia, click on the “Order your Cap and Gown” tab.
  • You will be asked to enter your Nassau ID # (N00123456) to continue access to the ordering site.
  • Your academic regalia is included as part of the Consolidated Fee.
  • There is no additional charge for the souvenir attire -- the cap, gown, hood, and tassel are yours to keep.
  • Students can choose to pick up their regalia at the NCC bookstore starting 5/10/23 or have it shipped to them for an additional shipping fee.

Two ways to obtain your Cap/Gown:

  • Select to pick up your cap/gown at the NCC Bookstore, located on Duncan Ave., next to Building V.
    • Last Day to place an order for store pick up is 4/3/2023.
    • The first day for pickup is Wednesday, 5/10/23 and the last day is Wednesday, May 24, 2023.
    • You will need to bring a photo ID when picking up your regalia.
  • Select to have your cap/gown shipped to you (out of pocket shipping charges will be applied).
    • The last day to place an order for shipping is 4/24/2023.
    • Home ship packages will start shipping 4/1/23.
    • Orders placed between 4/1/23 & 4/24/23 will ship within 2-3 weeks from order date.
    • All shipping orders will have shipping updates emailed to them at their NCC email address.

Note: If you have not ordered regalia online by the online order deadline of 4/24/2023, you may obtain a cap and gown package at the NCC Bookstore starting 5/10/2023 with photo ID. Available sizes and options will be on a first come first serve basis starting 5/10/2023 at the NCC Bookstore.

Questions: Please visit the bookstore website for operating hours. For questions about regalia, please contact the NCC Bookstore at or call 516.572.7168.

Last Day to be included in the Commencement Program Book

  • The deadline for May 2023 prospective graduates to submit a graduation application was February 27, 2023.  If you submitted your graduation application on time by the mentioned deadline, your name will also be included in the Commencement Program Book.  If you would like to confirm that you have a graduation application on file, log into your MyNCC Student Portal; click on Student Academic; click on View Graduation Application.
  • August 2022 and December 2022 graduates are automatically part of the Commencement Program Book as you have already graduated NCC in the prior year. 
  • Note: Pending August 2023 graduates are not listed in the May 2023 Commencement Program. These graduates will be listed in the May 2024 Commencement Program.

Your name will be Announced

A highlight of graduation is the introduction of each candidate during the Line of March.  Graduates will be given an identification card when they arrive at the Coliseum on Wednesday, May 24th.  Note that the card permits a phonetic spelling of their name.  It is suggested that students use phonetics to simplify and ensure the accuracy of the pronunciation of their name.  A televised image will be projected on the four-sided Jumbotron above the arena floor.


With the graduates’ approval, they will be photographed by a professional photographer.  Portraits will be taken prior to the ceremony in the exhibition hall. Graduates are asked to arrive by 6 p.m. Photograph proofs will be sent to their home for your optional purchase.

Guests, Parking

Tickets will be required, and more information will be available soon.  No parking fee will be charged. Continue to check this website for updates.

Where to Go

On Wednesday, May 24, Graduates should arrive at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum no later than 6:30 p.m.  The Coliseum will open for Graduates and Guests at 6:30 p.m. Students should go immediately to the Exhibition Hall on the Lower Level. At this location they will be grouped with their fellow Graduates in the Line of March. Photographs will be taken, and name cards completed.  Entry to the Lower Level of the Coliseum is restricted to the Candidates for Graduation only. Guests should go immediately to the seating area in the Coliseum Arena.

Receiving Your Diploma

Diplomas are mailed to the Graduates by the College’s Diploma Printing Supplier. This process is automatically completed following certification of transcripts and the printing of diplomas, so allow 3-4 months to receive yours. You will be sent an email to your NCC student email once your diploma has been ordered.

Nassau Community College Alumni Association

Congratulations to our Graduates in joining a network of successful individuals who are proud to call themselves Nassau Community College Graduates!  Applications are available for students to join the Alumni Association online.

Commencement Program

A link to the 2023 Commencement program will be forthcoming. 


Faculty and staff members who are considering renting academic regalia for the ceremony must rent their regalia online by using the instructions below. The last day to rent regalia online for the May 2023 ceremony is April 20, 2023. After April 20, 2023, there will be a limited amount of bulk regalia available at the NCC Bookstore for faculty to rent. All pre-ordered and bulk regalia will be available at the NCC Campus Store starting Wednesday, May 17, 2023.

Faculty Ordering Instructions

  1. Faculty/Staff Ordering Site:
    Enter the Customer #: 31100811111 & Order #: 5007718
  2. Select your name or select New Faculty Member from the drop-down box and select continue.
  3. Fill out order information for the items you would like to rent for this year’s ceremony and select continue.
  4. Once you have selected “Complete” your order has been submitted.

Rental Prices:

  • Bachelor’s Package (incudes rental Cap, Tassel, Gown, and Hood): $62.00 + Tax
  • Master’s Package (includes rental Cap, Tassel, Gown, and Hood): $69.00 + Tax
  • Doctorate Package (includes rental Tam, Tassel, Gown, and Hood): $100.00 + Tax
  • For individual regalia prices, please contact the bookstore at

Note: Available sizes and options will be on a first come, first served basis, and will be limited if regalia is not rented through the above-mentioned website. However, the bookstore will do its best to accommodate all.

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