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Spring 2024 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 22, 2024, at 7:00pm. Graduates will need to arrive by 6:00pm.

More information will be forthcoming. Continue to check this website for updates. 

Commencement Live Stream


Graduates must bring their NCC ID to the Commencement Ceremony.

Order your Cap and Gown:

Beginning Friday, March 1, 2024, custom designed keepsake academic regalia will be available to order.

  • To order your regalia, click on the “Cap and Gown Order Now” 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 beginning Wednesday, May 8, 2024, or have it shipped to them for an additional shipping fee.
  • The last date to place an order for store pick up is Friday, March 22, 2024.
  • The last day to place an order for home shipping is Friday, April 26, 2024.

Two ways to obtain your Cap/Gown:

  • Pick up your cap and gown at the NCC Bookstore, located on Duncan Avenue next to Building V.
    • The last day to place an order for store pickup is Friday, March 22, 2024.
    • The first day for pickup is Wednesday, May 8, 2024 and the last day is Wednesday, May 22, 2024.
    • You will need to bring a photo ID when picking up your regalia.
  • Have your cap and gown shipped to you (out of pocket shipping charges will be applied).
    • The last day to place an order for home shipping is Friday, April 26, 2024.
    • Orders placed for home shipping will ship within 2-3 weeks from order date.
    • All shipping orders will have shipping updates emailed to the student’s NCC email address.

Note: If you have not ordered regalia online by the online order deadline of Friday, April 26, 2024, you may obtain a cap and gown package at the NCC Bookstore starting Wednesday, May 8, 2024 with a photo ID. Available sizes and options will be on a first come first served basis.

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

Guests & Ticketing

Graduates participating in Commencement with regalia do not need a ticket to attend, however, tickets will be required for guests to attend the ceremony.

Each Graduate will have 8 tickets available.

To order tickets:

  • Click on the Ticketmaster link.
  • In the upper right-hand corner of the website click “Sign In”.
  • At the top of the page where it reads “New to Ticketmaster?” click “Sign Up”. You must sign up for a Ticketmaster account using your NCC student e-mail address in order to access your tickets.
  • Follow the steps provided to create a new account.
  • Once you have completed the sign up and log in you will be able to manage your tickets through a mobile device and send them via text message or e-mail to all attendees.

If you have difficulty signing up for or logging in to Ticketmaster, or if you have trouble managing your tickets once log in is complete, please contact for assistance.


There is no charge to park at the Coliseum on the day of Commencement.

Where to Go

Nassau Community College’s 2024 Commencement Ceremony will be held at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale, NY, on Wednesday, May 22nd at 7:00 pm. Graduates should arrive by 6:00 pm.  

Graduates must enter the Coliseum through the Grand Thornton VIP entrance (Gate 10) and go immediately down the escalators to the Exhibition Hall on the lower level. At this location you will be grouped with 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. 

Ticketed guests should park in the main parking lot and enter through the Geico Main Entrance (directly next to the Grand Thornton VIP entrance). Guests should go immediately to the seating area in the Coliseum Arena. 

Please refer to the Coliseum’s website regarding re-entry and prohibited items.

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 22nd.  Note that the card permits a phonetic spelling of their name.  It is suggested that Graduates 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 Graduate’s approval, they will be photographed at the Coliseum before the ceremony by a professional photographer. The photographer will be stationed on the lower level of the Coliseum. Photograph proofs will be sent to their home for optional purchase.

Commencement Program

Graduates from August and December of 2023, and any graduate candidate for May 2024 who applied for graduation before the February 26th deadline, will have their name included in this year’s Commencement Program.

If you would like to confirm that you have a graduation application on file, log in to your MyNCC Student Portal; click on Student Academic; click on View Graduation Application.

Please note that pending August 2024 graduates are invited to participate in the May 2024 ceremony if they have already applied for graduation, but they will not be listed in the Commencement Program. These Graduates will be listed in the May 2025 Commencement Program.

Receiving Your Diploma

Diplomas will be mailed 6 to 8 weeks after the certification of degrees. An email will be sent to your NCC student email account once your diploma has been ordered. Please check your NCC email address for updates.

Join the NCC Alumni Association

Congratulations on joining a network of successful individuals who are proud to call themselves Nassau Community College graduates! Applications are available online for you to join the NCC Alumni Association.

Frequently Asked Questions

For additional questions please e-mail for assistance.

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