2024 Commencement Weekend Schedule

Note - some events marked with "*" require registration.

Thursday, May 2

  • Senior Social Night at Two Brothers Roundhouse*

Enjoy a nigh out with your fellow seniors. More details coming soon.

Friday, May 3

  • Graduate Portraits  10 am - Noon Old Main Lawn (Old Main, Smith Hall, 2nd Fl. if raining)
  • Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal (cap/gown attire not required) 12:30 - 2:30  pm  Residence Hall/Recreation Center
  •  College Scholars Honors Program Cording Ceremony and Reception:

         Ceremony  2:30 pm  Meiley-Swallow Theatre

         Reception  3:30 pm Meiley-Swallow Lobby      

  • Cardinal First Pinning Ceremony  4:30 - 5:30 pm  Wentz Concert Hall  (Contact cardinalfirst@noctrl.edu for more information)

Saturday, May 4

  • Master of Occupational Therapy Pinning Ceremony 9 - 10 am  Meiley-Swallow Theatre
  • Master's Degree Hooding Ceremony and Reception 11 am Ceremony; 12 pm Reception  Wentz Concert Hall and Lobby (Master's Degree Graduates Check in 10:15 am in Madden Lobby)

Sunday, May 5

  • Commencement Breakfast*  9 - 11:00 am Wentz Concert Hall Lobby 
  • Baccalaureate*  10 am Wentz Concert Hall (line up at 9:45 am in Wentz Lobby) Please wear cap & gown
  • Doors Open to Begin Guest Seating  11:30 am Residence Hall/Recreation Center (seating is first come first serve; no tickets required)
  • Graduate Line-Up  12 pm Gregory Arena in Merner Field House
  • Processional  12:40 pm From Merner Field House to Residence Hall/Recreation Center
  • Commencement Ceremony  1 pm  Residence Hall/Recreation Center                    

(Live broadcast of the ceremony available at the Wentz Concert Hall and online on the College's website by clicking HERE)

* The planned schedule of events is subject to change and will be updated as necessary.

Alumni Resources

Even after graduation, you're still an important part of the North Central family. We welcome you back on campus anytime, especially during Homecoming and other annual alumni events. Once a Cardinal, always a Cardinal.