North Central College in the News

North Central College’s in-person Commencement ceremonies made headlines

May 20, 2021

The four outdoor, limited-capacity graduation ceremonies honored Classes of 2020, 2021

After hosting a virtual graduation last fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this spring, North Central College graduates from the classes of 2020 and 2021 got the opportunity they've been waiting for: To walk across the stage in front of their family and friends.

North Central College was one of a handful of institutions that celebrated its graduates in four separate outdoor commencement ceremonies over the course of two days. The ceremonies were modified from the College’s traditional commencement events to comply with current COVID-19 safety protocols, including event capacity limits, physical distancing, and required face coverings.

Media outlets throughout Naperville and Chicago featured North Central’s in-person ceremonies: