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Northern Marianas College Commencement Information

Your journey. Your moment. 
Shared with the ones who matter. 

Gather together with your cherished family and the rest of the Proa Tribe,
for a momentous celebration to honor and embrace the multitude of your achievements.


Commencement is scheduled for
Friday, May 17, 2024 at 4:00pm
Marianas High School Gymnasium, Saipan



If you are graduating and have not indicated your plan to participate in the Commencement Ceremony please ensure that you Contact the Office of Admissions & Records This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

You may participate in Commencement if you have met graduation requirements in Fall 2023, or Spring 2024. On Graduation Day, graduates must arrive at the commencement meeting area by 2:00pm.



Due to safety considerations and space constraints, there will be limited seating available at this year’s commencement ceremony. Seating in the MHS gymnasium is limited to two (2) guests per graduate. Your family and guests will need tickets to attend the Commencement Ceremony. If you have family or guests that require special accommodations, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. two (2) weeks prior to commencement. No requests will be entertained the week of commencement.



We recognize the significance of this moment in your academic journey and are actively exploring alternative ways to include as many graduates and their loves ones as possible in the celebration. This may include live streaming the ceremony for those unable to attend in person or arranging additional viewing areas nearby.

The commencement ceremony will be livestreamed on NMC's Facebook Page and Youtube Channel.


Commencement Week 2024
May 16, 2024 | 12:00pm

Rehearsal is very helpful to understand what the procedure will be for the actual ceremony on Friday. Rehearsal for the Commencement Ceremony is scheduled on Thursday – May 16 at the Marianas High School Gymnasium at 12:00pm.

May 15, 2024 | 6:00pm
Baccalaureate Mass

A Baccalaureate Mass is a religious ceremony held to honor a graduating class from a college. It's a way to give thanks for the graduates' achievements and to ask for blessings as they move on to the next chapter in their lives.

The graduating class has coordinated a Baccalaureate Mass which is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15 at 6:00pm at St. Jude Church. Practice is scheduled for Saturday, May 11 at 3:30pm.

School & Department Ceremonies

Most school and department ceremonies will take place at various times and locations. Please check with your respective departments for details on these events.


Caps, Gowns, Tassels and Sashes

As of January 21, 2024, the NMC Bookstore began taking pre-orders for the Associates and Bachelor regalia. Upon placing your order please know your height and weight. All purchases must be paid the same day. Last day to purchase regalia is May 15, 2024. 

Regalia (Open till May 15, 2024)

  • AA/AS or BA/BS Package (Cap, Gown, Tassel) - $65.00
  • AA/AS or BA/BS Gown - $35.00  
  • AA/AS or BA/BS Cap - $15.00
  • AA/AS or BA/BS Tassel - $20.00

Sizes Vary from: 4’10” - 6’3”

Sash (Pre-Orders will be CLOSED on April 26, 2024)

  • AA/AS Sash - $35.00
  • BA/BS Sash - $40.00   

Note: Sashes are available on a first come first serve basis. The NMC Bookstore would like to inform graduates considering purchasing Sashes that any orders made after the official close of pre-ordering cannot be guaranteed to arrive prior to graduation.   

How to Purchase Your Regalia?

  1. Purchases can be made in person by visiting the NMC Bookstore on campus in Building V Monday- Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. 
  2. Purchase by Email via Credit/Debit Card and pick up later. 

If you have any questions or would like to make a purchase online please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using your NMC student email. Hours of operation are between Monday to Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, except on holidays. 


Honor Cords

Honors cords will be provided to students who meet academic standing requirements for Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Cum Laude. Honors cords will be provided at no cost. NMC Enrollment Services staff will issue honors cords to qualifying graduates on Commencement day, please be sure to arrive at the site by 2:00pm.


Grad Nominations

Distinguished Graduate Awards Nominations 

Our 2 distinguished awards are the Excellence in Leadership and Excellence in Service awards. Any NMC student, faculty, or staff may nominate a graduating student for the 2024 distinguished awards. Nominations are open for both Associate & Bachelors degree levels.

Award nominations will be open from now through April 10, 2024. To nominate a graduate, use the links provided below:

2024 Excellence in Leadership Nomination: The Excellence in Leadership Award is given to the graduating student (1 Associates or 1 Baccalaureate) who leads by example, living their values authentically and inspiring others to do the same. These exceptional leaders possess not only skills, but empathy, humility, and an unwavering commitment to ethical behavior. They go beyond personal excellence, fostering a culture where others are empowered to discover and develop their own leadership potential.

2024 Excellence in Service Nomination: The Excellence in Leadership award is given to the graduating student (1 Associates and 1 Baccalaureate) who consistently goes above and beyond, exemplifying a genuine passion for making a positive difference in the lives of others.  Their commitment to service has significantly impacted the proa community by demonstrating exceptional leadership, dedication, and positive influence.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 


Call for Spring 2024 Student Speaker Auditions!

NMC invites graduating students from the Class of 2024 to apply to be the student speaker at this year's commencement ceremony. It is an honor to be selected as the Student Speaker to present the student commencement address - to represent their graduating class, faculty members who have nurtured their academic growth, and staff who have provided support and guidance through their college career.  

All associate's and bachelor's degree candidates are eligible to audition. 

This semester, one student speaker will be selected per class. Once selected, the speaker will be required to attend a coaching session with a faculty member in preparation for commencement.  

Student speakers will have 3-5 minutes to audition in front of a selection committee. This translates to approximately 400 - 650 words or 2-3 pages (double spaced), Times New Roman, 12 pt). The deadline to register to audition is Monday, April 15th, 2024 at 11:59pm. 

Auditions will be held the following week. Audition dates and times will be provided once registration has closed. Please complete and submit the 2024 Student Speaker Registration Form.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for questions.


Keynote Speaker
Congressman Kilili
Camacho Sablan

Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan is the first and only person to represent the people of the Northern Mariana Islands in the U.S. House of Representatives. He began service on January 6, 2009, and has been reelected to office seven times.

Learn More about Congressman Kilili



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